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Early exits nothing new for Americans

Updated: May 28, 2011, 3:08 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- In the 1951 classic film "An American in Paris," Gene Kelly plays a struggling painter who falls in love with a French girl, Leslie Caron. If they ever do a remake of that romantic musical, it would be wise to avoid the first week of June.

Lately, it's been hard to find anyone from the United States in the second week of the French Open.

Over the past six years, only Serena and Venus Williams have done it among women, Serena three times and Venus once. Two American ...

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