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Spectacle and surprises: The highs and lows of 2008 French Open

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  • The 2008 French Open saw a long-standing men's record equaled
  • A record number of more than 450,000 people attended the 15 day event
  • View our photo gallery of all the major action from last year's tournament
By Mike Steere
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- As the 2009 edition of the French Open tennis tournament plays out before the world's eyes, take a moment to refresh yourself on the drama of 2008.

We have created a photo gallery of the major events at last year's Roland Garros tournament -- a year that saw a long-standing record equaled and a legendary competitor bow out.


It witnessed record crowds, top seeds falling and a drama before the women's event that almost threatened to outdo any storyline from the competition itself.

Photo Click here to see our gallery »

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