When 25 American tennis players landed in Paris earlier this month, they readied themselves for singles competition at Stade Roland Garros.
In total, 15 women and 10 men laced up their sneakers to do battle on clay. When the red dust settled early on Wednesday, four men and 10 women survived to fight on during the second round.
Last year, 13 from the U.S. advanced to Round 2. This year, only one more American made it through, but still, 14 is the most Americans in a decade to survive the opening round in Paris.
Traditionally, Week 2 begins with the Round of 16. Now, the important question: Which Americans will make it through the next two rounds, assuming the weather holds?
These players must possess the talent in addition to a favorable draw in order to be left standing as the second Sunday’s action gets underway in Paris.