French Open 2011: 5 Shocking First-Round Losses

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French Open 2011: 5 Shocking First-Round Losses
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The first round of the French Open may be done with, but the drama left in its wake is still very much alive and kicking. Rafa Nadal fought through his first ever French Open five-setter, Kim Clijsters returned from injury and Maria Sharapova made a confident opening bid in her quest for a Career Slam.

In between, there were several notable upsets to be had. A former women's champion continued to struggle, two top men's players squandered big leads, a dangerous dark horse was worn down and a young American on the rise blew a big chance. Read about the five most shocking French Open first-round losses here. 

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