Serena Williams' six losses in Grand Slam finals


Nick McCarvel, Special for USA TODAY Sports
4:28 p.m. EDT June 4, 2016

Garbine Muguruza upset Serena Williams for her first Grand Slam major.

PARIS — Serena Williams has had a Hall of Fame-worthy career, no doubt: She’s a 21-time major champion, has 70 singles titles to her name and is perhaps the best women’s tennis player of all time.

But Saturday something rare happened: She lost in the final of a Grand Slam. Bested at French Open by No. 4 seed Garbiñe Muguruza, 7-5, 6-4, Williams lost for only the sixth time in 27 Grand Slam finals.

After losing the Australian Open final to Angelique Kerber in January, this marks the first time in Serena’s career that she’s lost back-to-back major finals. After a streak of eight major finals won in a row from 2012 to 2015, has Serena lost her air of invincibility?

Here’s a look at those six final losses in Williams’ Grand Slam career.

2016 French Open Final: Lost to Garbiñe Muguruza 7-5, 6-4

She and Muguruza had met the year prior at Wimbledon and the first-time finalist gave Williams…

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