The story

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. Read full article »