Fifty parting thoughts from the 2014 French Open

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Rafael Nadal claimed his ninth French Open title, while Maria Sharapova won her second.

Rafael Nadal claimed his ninth French Open title, while Maria Sharapova won her second.

WERTHEIM: Halep elevating her game at Grand Slams

Ernests Gulbis reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time at Roland Garros.

Ernests Gulbis reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time at Roland Garros.

David Ferrer, 2013 French Open finalist, lost in four sets to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.

David Ferrer, 2013 French Open finalist, lost in four sets to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.

• Here's a storyline to follow: Garbine Muguruza -- a future star whose win over Williams seemed less of a shocker with each round. She plays for Spain, but was born in Caracas. The Venezuelan Federation would like to enter the bidding for her services, and the price sure went up after this event.

Of the 14 sets that John Isner played at Roland Garros, eight of them went to tiebreakers.

Of the 14 sets that John Isner played at Roland Garros, eight of them went to tiebreakers.

Defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan lost in the quarterfinals of the men's doubles tournament.

Defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan lost in the quarterfinals of the men's doubles tournament.

On to the grass...