The first week wasn't easy goings for everyone. Ayumi Morita was among those ousted first round.
Venus Williams crouched down for one of her huge returns - she would also fall at the first hurdle.
Alizé Cornet lasted a few rounds but was left searching for answers against Victoria Azarenka.
Li Na was one of the favorites coming in but couldn't stop an inspired American from taking her out.
Sam Stosur was also a favorite but has always struggled against JJ - and she did this time too.
And Marion Bartoli scored gutsy wins in her first two matches but would fall to a former champion.
Maria Sharapova wasn't to be stopped, though, storming through her first three matches comfortably.
Ana Ivanovic also looked very strong in the first week - she is a former champion here, after all.
Kristina Mladenovic may not have made the second week but there will be many, many years to come.
Agnieszka Radwanska would beat Ivanovic to make the quarterfinals - her first at Roland Garros.
And Sloane Stephens continued her resurgence after a difficult few months since Australia.
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Varvara Lepchenko also had a strong tournament, barely edged by Angelique Kerber in the third round.
Madison Keys also played well in Paris, but fell to a fellow teenager at the second hurdle.