French Open 2011: 12 Biggest Lessons We Learned at Roland Garros

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French Open 2011: 12 Biggest Lessons We Learned at Roland Garros
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They came.  We saw.  Two conquered.

It was another thrilling two-and-a-half weeks of French Open action this year, featuring dominating performances, a few disappointments and a couple of wacky shots. 

Rafael Nadal and Li Na were, by default, the two most noteworthy competitors, taking the men's and women's titles, respectively.  It was Nadal's sixth French Open championship and Na's first. 

But what else stood out the most from Roland Garros?  What can we take away from the tournament?

Here are the 12 biggest lessons—six from the women's side and six from the men's—that fans learned in 2011. 

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