French Open 2012: 5 Under-the-Radar Players Who Improved Their Olympic Outlook

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French Open 2012: 5 Under-the-Radar Players Who Improved Their Olympic Outlook
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The 2012 French Open saw a lot of young stars burst onto the scene, and there's no better year for young tennis players to make a name for themselves than an Olympic year.

Sara Errani may have lost the final to Maria Sharapova, but she did win the doubles title. Meanwhile, her compatriot, Andreas Seppi, got everyone talking when he pushed world No. 1 Novak Djokovic all the way to the brink in the fourth round.

While the usual suspects Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Sharapova and Li Na will all be going for the gold in London this summer, it's the young stars who have the edge.

Many young players were the talk of Roland Garros, and most of them will be hoping to parlay their strong French Open performances onto the podium in London.

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