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10 Issues We Realized From The 2017 French Open

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Au Revoir Roland Garros!

It isn’t the same without the QUEEN.

It isn't the same without the QUEEN.

Serena Williams is out on maternity leave for the remainder of this season, but at least she came to support her sister, Venus, in this year's French Open.

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No good for Novak…

No good for Novak...

Novak Djokovic has certainly been in a slump for about the last 12 months. With his unsuccessful defense in Paris, he is without a Major Title in his possession for the first time in 3 years.

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Age is but a number for the WTA.

Age is but a number for the WTA.

Jelena Ostapenko was the surprise winner for this year's tournament on the women's side. In addition, 18-year-old CiCi Bellis reached the 3rd Round of a Major for the first time and veteran, Venus Williams, appeared in another second week of a major.

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No success for “An American in Paris.”

No success for "An American in Paris."

This wasn't the year for the USTA in singles for the ATP or WTA. No American man made it past Round 3 and Venus Williams was the only American woman into the Round of 16.

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Can we start calling them the ‘Big 5’ already?

Can we start calling them the 'Big 5' already?

Stan The Man reached another Major Final and beat ATP #1, Andy Murray, along the way. It's time he gets the recognition he deserves!

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The struggle is real for Kerber.

The struggle is real for Kerber.

Although she held on to the #1 ranking, Angelique Kerber had a monumental disappointment in Paris this year when she exited the tournament in the 1st Round.

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The race for WTA #1 is on!

The race for WTA #1 is on!

With Kerber not in prime form and Serena out for the year, the competition is fierce for the top spot. Simona Halep (#2) and Karolina Pliskova (#3) are edging closer and closer to reaching #1 for the first time in their careers.

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It’s Thiem Time!

It's Thiem Time!

23-year-old Dominic Thiem showed Major Champion potential after backing up his run to the semifinal in Paris last year with another this year. He even defeated Djokovic en route.

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The Sharapova snub.

The Sharapova snub.

Maria Sharapova returned to the WTA tour in April after her suspension from the sport for using a banned drug. Sharapova was not awarded a wild card into this year's tournament. She has won the French Open twice before.

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The King of Clay is BACK! (and here to stay)

The King of Clay is BACK! (and here to stay)

Rafa did it! He captured his 10th title at Roland Garros, is first to qualify for the ATP Finals, AND is the new world #2. ¡Vamos Rafa!

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