Slow start for Serena nothing new

Serena Williams has never lost in the first round of a Grand Slam event. And, as Bonnie DeSimone writes, Williams wasn't about to exit early at the French Open despite a very sluggish start.

Updated: May 28, 2007, 10:06 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- When Serena Williams lost the first set of her first-round match here Sunday after a six-hour rain delay that turned the first day of the French Open into a twi-night doubleheader, it was only natural for onlookers to ponder the big-picture goals at stake: her second title in the event and a possible calendar sweep of the Grand Slam events.

Williams, however, was thinking about the foundation of her house, not the roof. She came into Roland Garros with a remarkable 29-0 record in ...

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