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NEW YORK - AUGUST 25: Marina Erakovic of New Zealand returns a forehand against Pauline Parmentier of France during Day 1 of the 2008 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Sloane Stephens of the United States reached the French Open's fourth round for the second consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory Saturday over 92nd-ranked Marina Erakovic, who was penalized a point in the third set for getting coached. The 17th-seeded Stephens won the last three games against Erakovic, the first woman from New Zealand to get to the third round in Paris. A year ago, Stephens became the first U.S. teenager to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros since Serena Williams in 2001. She followed that up by getting to her first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open this January, beating Williams to get there. Now 20, Stephens will face defending champion Maria Sharapova or Zheng Jie for a spot in the French Open quarterfinals. Stephens was three points away from closing out the 2-hour, 17-minute match against Erakovic much earlier, ahead 4-2 in the second-set tiebreaker. But Erakovic took five of the next six points to force a third set. Stephens the...
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