"It was very difficult today. After 11 years (since last win) and now I have 16 (Grand Slam titles)," said Williams, addressing the crowd in French.
"But I want to come back next year because I adore Paris and I adore the public here. I want to win here again. I spend a lot of time here (In Paris) … and I think I am becoming a
Sharapova said: "I played a great tournament, but ran into a really tough opponent today. She has been playing so well this year and the whole of last year as well."
"But this court has brought me so many nice memories. Last year was so incredible to win and to be back as one of the last two players was great."