Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/27/12

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Andy Roddick of the United States of America plays a backhand in his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day nine of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PARIS -- Five major champions successfully made their way through the first round of the French Open on Sunday's opening day. One didn't. Sam Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova were first up on the main two courts, and both won in straight sets. Juan Carlos Ferrero and Juan Martin del Potro soon followed on the same courts, and with similar results. And 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic then made it 5 for 5. The lone loser so far was Andy Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion. Roddick lost to 88th-ranked Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, exiting in the opening...

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