'10 French Open champ Schiavone upset by American

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 02, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Francesca Schiavone of Italy reacts after a point in her fourth round match against Venus Williams of the United States of America during day eight of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Unseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States stunned 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 in the third round at Roland Garros on Saturday. The 63rd-ranked Lepchenko never had made it beyond the second round at any Grand Slam tournament. But she rallied to eliminate Schiavone, who was the runner-up at last year's French Open, in a match that lasted 3 hours, 2 minutes. Lepchenko joins Sloane Stephens, who won Friday, to give the U.S. two unseeded women in the fourth round at a major tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2002. Lepchenko was born in Uzbekistan and now lives in Allentown, Pa. She became a U.S. citizen last year.
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