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Updated: 06/11/2013 01:19:00AM

As good as it gets

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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against compatriot David Ferrer in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against compatriot David Ferrer in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against compatriot David Ferrer in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Serena Williams of the U.S. poses with her trophy after defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova in two sets 6-4, 6-4, in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday June 8, 2013. The Eiffel Tower is seen background. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning against compatriot David Ferrer in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Spain's Rafael Nadal clenches his fist after scoring against compatriot David Ferrer in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. Nadal won the tournament in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

By HOWARD FENDRICH

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PARIS — Right now, French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are as good as it gets in tennis.

The next time we see them competing, though, at Wimbledon in two weeks, Nadal will be merely a serious contender, while Williams will be the unquestioned favorite.

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