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Serena closing in on more greats

Updated: June 8, 2013, 10:37 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- More than two hours before her first French Open final in 11 years, Serena Williams was out on Court Philippe Chatrier crushing balls with hitting partner Sascha Bajin. She seemed almost as bored as the ushers, focused more on adjusting her huge ponytail than on any of those gorgeous, grooved groundstrokes. Still, she thrashed Sascha as her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, stood behind her with arms crossed and nodded his head.

Serena, at the advanced age of 31, has embraced all things ...

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