She's teased us before as the next great American. But Sloane Stephens showed flashes of greatness after her French Open win over veteran Venus Williams.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova had to work harder than she had hoped, but she advanced to the second round. Carla Suarez Navarro and Samantha Stosur also won their openers.
French Open: Women's highlights
Razzano's surprise underhand serve (0:27)
No. 3 seed Andy Murray and fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych both eased into the second round of the French Open on Monday after respective straight-set victories.
French Open: Men's highlights
In two weeks' time, we might very well be marveling at how Rafael Nadal pulled off the greatest con in the history of tennis by winning his 10th French Open title.
From Maria Sharapova to Serena Williams, from the yellow ball to the red clay, a daily look at Roland Garros and the players who are leaving their mark at the 2015 French Open.
Brits at the French Open
Ryan Shane already shared one NCAA championship as part of Virginia's team title. The hard-hitting junior rallied for an individual trophy as well.
After the Roger Federer incident, it didn't take people long to start talking Monica Seles -- and that's not a good thing.
Federer: Not happy about the selfie (0:42)
Jack Sock won this year's U.S. Clay Court Championship, while John Isner has played some good tennis on dirt. What do the stats say about their French Open chances?
French Open: Day 1 highlights
Five Things We Learned: Day 1 (1:56)
French Open: Day 1 winners
Novak or Rafa? Serena or Sharapova? Who will win the French Open? After polling our experts, we really have no clue.
Despite a lack of success in recent years by the U.S. men, John Isner and Jack Sock are putting an American twist on the clay-court game.
It goes without saying that the Big Four are the clubhouse leaders to win the French Open, but here are six other players who could challenge them.
Not a lot of people are looking at Carla Suarez Navarro going into the French Open, but her game -- and her one-handed backhand -- are worth watching.
It's a thing of beauty, say 20 stars, from Roger Federer to Chris Evert to Steffi Graf. More than any other shot, it's Serena Williams' serve that has her on the brink of Grand Slam title No. 20.
There will be plenty of star power on the red clay of Roland Garros in a few days' time, but it will pale in comparison to the collection of tennis players David Letterman had on his show.
Americans not lasting at Roland Garros
"It’s just tough," Sam Querrey said. "Lot of tough draws for the women and the men, too. No one got the qualifier or the wild card. Definitely not been good for the Americans." Brutal start
Takeaways from Day 2 at French Open
Greg Garber and Jim Caple note that Americans have lost 9 of their first 10 matches but things are looking up for Tuesday.
Razzano gets creative in Paris victory
Virginie Razzano on why she decided to serve underhand twice during her first-round win at Roland Garros: "You know, I would like to surprise my adversary, and sometimes when I feeling it's a good time to do that, I prefer to do that." Desperate times
Tiafoe's future appears bright
Despite losing in the first round of the French Open, Frances Tiafoe loves the game -- in large part because he often slept in the tennis center where his father worked. Caple: Tiafoe has time
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Sloane Stephens beats (15) Venus Williams 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 in French Open 1st rd; Williams has lost in 1st or 2nd rd in last 4 French Opens
Stephens downs Venus in Paris
Sloane Stephens took the first set in a tiebreak before dominating the second set, breaking No. 15 Venus Williams twice, for a 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory in their opening round match.
Murray cruises, still perfect on clay
Andy Murray sailed to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over Facundo Arguello in the opening round of the French Open, improving to 11-0 on clay this year.
Murray up 2 sets at Roland Garros
Recently-married Andy Murray plays with his wedding ring attached to his shoe as he opens his French Open against Facundo Arguello, trying to extend his perfect record on clay this season to 11-0.
Williams, Stephens clash in first round
It's an all American showdown in Paris, as 15-seed Venus Williams takes on Sloane Stephens on Court Suzanne Lenglen. This will be the first head-to-head meeting between the two.
Americans struggling in Paris
With Sam Querrey’s 4-set loss to Borna Coric, the Americans fell to 0-7 today and 1-9 for the French Open. Steve Johnson is the U.S.'s only winner over the first two days, but another is guaranteed with Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens meeting today.