French Open midterm grades
It's Saturday night in Paris. The top men remain. The women's draw is agape. John Isner played a marathon match. The weather has been gorgeous. Which means it's business as usual at the French Open.
Then again, maybe not. Serena Williams lost her opening match -- to a player ranked outside the top 100. The top seed in women's doubles lost their first match, too. Roger Federer is dropping sets to lesser lights. One of the remaining Americans is a hyper-charming teenager with a big future. The other is a 26-year-old, born in Uzbekistan, a classic exponent of the American Dream.
Before heading to Week Two, some midterm grades ...