The Eight Most Memorable Women Of the French Open

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IJune 9, 2009

The Eight Most Memorable Women Of the French Open

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    PARIS - JUNE 06:  New ladies French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia poses with the trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower on day fourteen of the French Open on June 6, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Vera Zvonareva (For not being there, No. 6 seed)

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    PARIS - MAY 20:  Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player talks to the media during the Division for Gender Equality of the Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO announces the nomination of Vera Zvonareva of Russia as the fourth Promoter of Gender Equality fo

Maria Sharapova (For being there, unseeded)

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    PARIS - MAY 31:  Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates a point during the Women's Singles Fourth Round match against Na Li of China on day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 31, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Sorana Cirstea (For making some noise—the right way, unseeded)

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    PARIS - JUNE 01:  Sorana Cirstea of Romania celebrates victory during the Women's Singles Fourth Round match against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia on day nine of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 1, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Ge

Michelle Larcher De Brito (For making some noise–the wrong way, unseeded)

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    PARIS - MAY 29:  Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal  hits a backhand during the Women's Singles Third Round match against Aravane Rezai of France on day six of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Ge

Serena Williams (For being Serena, No. 2 seed)

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    PARIS - MAY 26:  Serena Williams of USA looks on during the Women's First Round match against Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic on day three of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Dinara Safina (For playing like No. 1 in every match but the last, No. 1 seed)

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    PARIS - JUNE 04:  Dinara Safina of Russia hits a forehand during the Women's Singles Semi Final match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia on day Twelve of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Get

Steffi Graf (For aging like fine wine, retired)

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    PARIS - JUNE 06: Former tennis player Steffi Graf looks on prior to presenting the trophies following the Women's Singles Final match between Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Dinara Safina of Russia on day fourteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on

Svetlana Kuznetsova (For winning, No. 7 seed)

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    PARIS - JUNE 06:  New ladies French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia celebrates with the trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower on day fourteen of the French Open on June 6, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)