Serena Williams beat to No. 17 seed Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. She won 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 to move on to the third round. Williams dropped the first set to Barty 6–3, but didn’t go down after that loss and mounted a comeback in the second set. She got the momentum early, taking a four games to one lead before winning the set 6–3. The 36-year-old unseeded Williams then took a 3–1 lead in the deciding final set before winning 6–4. Williams is seeking her 24th Grand Slam title. She’ll next face Julia Goerges or Alison Van Uytvanck in the third round.
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