Those red clay courts have never been kind to Maria Sharapova. Given her long absence from singles play, it would be fair to say her performance at the 2009 French Open was at least respectable considering she made it to the Quarterfinals. On the other hand, once she made it that far she was absolutely crushed, losing consecutive sets to Dominika Cibulkova (6-0, 6-2). With Ivanovic and Sharapova both eliminated, my interest in the remainder of this event has officially diminished. Sorry, die-hard tennis fans.