U.S. women perfect in Paris

Updated: May 28, 2012, 4:06 PM ET
By Joanne C. Gerstner

PARIS -- The excuses are usually at the ready for Americans to draw upon after losses at the French Open. The red clay can be too hard, too fast, too red or too unfamiliar for U.S. players, so it's not hard to explain away a first-round loss.

But what's this? All 10 American women who have played so far -- veterans such as Venus Williams, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Varvara Lepchenko and up-and-comers Christina McHale, Irina Falconi, Melanie Oudin, Lauren Davis, Vania King, Sloane ...

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