Americans Coco Gauff, Emma Navarro, and Taylor Fritz are into the second week of the French Open

Could one (or two) win the Grand Slam that has been so difficult for American players to win in recent years?
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Three American tennis players remain in singles competition at the 2024 French Open. They are Coco Gauff, Emma Navarro, and Taylor Fritz.

Historically, this has been the toughest Grand Slam for the Americans to win except for Chris Evert who won seven times between 1974 and 1986. American Serena Williams, the greatest women's tennis player of all time who won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, won the French Open just three times, most recently in 2015. Andre Agassi was the last American man to win at Roland Garros 25 years ago in 1999.

Could Coco Gauff, Emma Navarro, or Taylor Fritz put USA tennis back on the clay court map with a win at Roland Garros? It is possible, but as expected, it will not be easy.

What are Coco Gauff, Emma Navarro, and Taylor Fritz's chances?

Coco Gauff has flown under the radar as much as the World No. 3 possibly can at a Grand Slam. She has not dropped a set in her four rounds. The 2022 French Open finalist has only lost 18 games in those four matches. Her quarterfinal opponent will be the winner of the Clara Tauson and Ons Jabeur fourth-round match. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is in her section of the draw so Gauff will most likely need to go through Swiatek for a chance to win at Roland Garros (should both players advance to the semifinals).

Emma Navarro defeated fellow American Madison Keys in straight sets, but those sets were decided by tiebreakers in Saturday's third round. Navarro will face World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka in the fourth round. Sabalenka has not dropped a set and with the exception of the first set against Paula Badosa that she won 7-5 has not been stressed or challenged in her Roland Garros matches.

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Taylor, also known as "Claylor" Fritz, pulled off a career first by advancing to the fourth round. He was pushed to five sets by Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis on Saturday so he is match-tested, but two-time French Open finalist Casper Ruud will be his fourth-round opponent. Ruud is playing well and would like nothing better than to win his maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros after being the finalist for the past two years. Should Fritz get by Ruud, he will play Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Fritz has never beaten Djokovic in nine tries.

The second week will provide interesting matches that will test the depth, character, and game of the three remaining Americans in the singles draws.

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