2013 French Open: Meet 7 Americans Making Their Roland Garros Debut

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2013 French Open: Meet 7 Americans Making Their Roland Garros Debut
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Madison Keys swings into action.

There are 37 Americans participating in the 2013 French Open. That's second only to the 56 from France. 

Despite the talk of the demise of American Tennis, the U.S. has more players competing at Roland Garros than Russia (26), Germany (28) and Spain (29).

Some, like Madison Keys, have already made a name for themselves.

Then there are those like 26-year-old Alex Kuztnesov, who put in many long hours on smaller circuits, fighting for a chance at the big time.

Keys played her way up the rankings and into the main draw. 

Others clawed their way through qualifiers. Among them are the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Men's Singles Champion Steve Johnson.

They may lack mega endorsement deals. But making it to the main draw of the French Open for the first time is a monumental accomplishment for most of these players.

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