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French Open manifested everything from perfection to putrid

By now, we know Rafael Nadal left Roger Federer licking his wounds at Roland Garros, while Ana Ivanovic established herself as the sovereign Serb. But so much more went down during this fortnight.

Updated: June 10, 2008, 1:05 PM ET
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

For many it seemed like it might never end, but as always happens, the long fortnight of a Grand Slam has come to a close at this year's French Open.

We'll ignore the fact the French is the only Slam to play for 15 days -- despite a pervasive feeling from the players and the media that it's one day too many, though probably not for the fans who can't enough of grueling clay-court tennis. For those who work the event, however, the civilized middle Sunday off day approach at ...

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