Some stars passed on playing in the French Open, while others weren't allowed in. You know all their names. What matters is what took place inside and outside the lines in Paris. On the heels of a fairly predictable and alternately off-the-chain major event, here are the thoroughly vetted, unequivocal–or entirely subjective–best and worst moments from the 2017 French Open. 

See No. 4 here.

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Winner, Winner, Poulet Dinner


It stands to reason that American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Czech Lucie Safarova comprise a team that will go down as the most gregarious women's doubles multi-major champions in tennis history. 

Perhaps Mattek-Sands draws the relatively subdued Safarova out of her shell time and again, but, the team won its third major doubles title in a row. What the WTA Tour lacks in consistency among its singles stars, it seems to boast a top-flight pecking order in doubles.

Other winner's-circle members in Paris included some surprises, as the unseeded tandem of Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus relished in the reality of a ravaged men’s doubles draw and bested fellow relative upstarts Donald Young and Santiago Gonzalez in the final.

One has to tip his cap to those who make the most of opportunities, and American Whitney Osuigwa did so as well, coming in as the junior girls' singles champion.

When it was over, those competitors and more stood tallest:

Whether all of them will replicate their dominant ways on the grass courts of the All England Club remains to be seen, but their names are already etched in history.

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