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Sharapova surging after Paris run

But Serena, Li & Co. have serious work after falling flat at the French Open

Updated: June 9, 2014, 10:52 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Typically, the French Open is unpredictable but this year's fortnight at Roland Garros on the women's side was almost incomprehensible.

The top three seeds were all gone before the fourth round, a first for an Open era Grand Slam, and so were six of the top 11 overall. Serena Williams and Li Na, who had won three of the four previous majors, were second- and first-round casualties.

Entering the grass-court season -- as you read this, they're already hitting balls on a living ...

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