Clay king Nadal wins record eighth French title

Nadal: The undisputed king of clay.

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Rafael Nadal became the first man ever to win eight singles titles at a single grand slam with a straight-sets win over Spanish compatriot David Ferrer at the French Open.

The third seed dominated the match to win 6-3 6-2 6-3 in two hours and 16 minutes, making it seven titles from nine tournaments since his return from seven months out with a knee injury in February.

Serena Williams wins second French Open title

Serena Williams sinks to the ground as she realises a French Open triumph.

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Serena Williams cemented her status as far and away the best player in women's tennis by winning a second French Open title, no less than 11 years after her first.

Roland Garros has been the American's most troublesome grand slam venue but she has looked the champion in waiting all fortnight and beat Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-4 in a high-level final.

Hot favourite Nadal still wary of Ferrer in final

Nadal is a hot favourite to beat compatriot David Ferrer in the men's final.

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There may appear more chance of Parisians skipping lunch than David Ferrer winning the French Open, but one man not writing off the Spaniard is his opponent.

Rafael Nadal has played 59 matches at Roland Garros and won 58 of them. Victory would give him an unprecedented eighth title in Paris and more match wins than any other male player.