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Nadal has now won 14 Slam titles, the same number as Pete Sampras. He is still three behind Roger Federer's 17. Assuming overall Majors is the best metric to consider, Rafa probably noses ahead of Pete because he has a Career Slam, meaning he's won each of the four tournaments at least once. Sampras never won Paris, the blemish on his otherwise stellar resume. For the record, Rafa has now also matched Pete for overall tour titles with 64.
Maria Sharapova has a Career Slam, too, but only five Major titles overall. The top two seeds in the women's bracket - Serena Williams and Na Li - lost in the early rounds but Sharapova persevered. She even vanquished Serena's conqueror, Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain. Sharapova is 27, theoretically on the down slope of her career trajectory. But the top tennis pros are regularly contending into their 30s these days so who knows? Apparently, the women's final between Sharapova and Simona Halep of Romania was brilliant. I missed it as I was running the Girls on the Run 5k with my daughter - easy choice, that one.