Serena promises best is yet to come

Serena Williams, an American in Paris.

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Serena Williams completed a year of domination by winning the 2013 French Open - and then declared her best is still to come.

The 31-year-old defeated last year's champion Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-4 to win her second title at Roland Garros 11 years after her first.

Nadal beats Djokovic in epic French Open semi-final

Rafael Nadal was taken to the ragged edge by Novak Djokovic.

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Rafael Nadal will bid for an eighth French Open title on Sunday after a remarkable five-set victory over Novak Djokovic in Paris.

The pair have had some great battles over 35 meetings but this may have been the best of the lot as the match swung first to Nadal and then to Djokovic before the Spaniard finally came through 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-7 (3/7) 9-7 after four hours and 37 minutes.

Women's singles final preview: Sharapova the underdog

Maria Sharapova is targeting more French Open glory.

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The 2013 French Open has the women's singles final it wanted between the two global superstars of the game, and both insist they will step out onto Court Philippe Chatrier tomorrow with the slate wiped clean.

There is no doubt world number one Serena Williams goes into the match as favourite to beat Maria Sharapova for the 13th time in a row.

Nadal thrilled just to be playing

Nadal has surprised even himself.

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Rafael Nadal will bid to reach his eighth French Open final when he meets Novak Djokovic in Paris, but the real victory for the Spaniard is simply being on the court.

Nadal is playing at his first grand slam tournament since Wimbledon last year when, after a shock second-round defeat by Lukas Rosol, he did not play again for seven months because of knee problems.

Supreme Nadal crushes Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal celebrates his crushing win over Stan Wawrinka in the last eight.

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Rafael Nadal will play Novak Djokovic in a blockbuster semi-final at the French Open after a crushing 6-2 6-3 6-1 win over Stanislas Wawrinka.

The seven-time champion had struggled through the first week, dropping sets to Daniel Brands and Martin Klizan, but it was a different player who took to Court Philippe Chatrier.