French Open: Serena Williams and the Tourney's 10 Biggest All-Time Chokes

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French Open: Serena Williams and the Tourney's 10 Biggest All-Time Chokes
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A choke is like a fiery car crash: you feel terrible, but you just can’t help but watch.

It's when players are poised to win it all, only to have their hopes get lodged in their throat. The taste of sweet victory is replaced by agonizing defeat, and the favorite comes crashing down.

In the world of tennis, these epic meltdowns turn matches from sporting events into Oscar-worthy dramas. Players become actors as they start to unravel, throwing their rackets, screaming in pain and then losing it all.

On the grand stage of Roland Garros, there have been quite a few chokes that have brought champions to their knees. But there have been no more epic collapses than these 10.

Here's a warning: All of the following meltdowns will make you cringe. 

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