PARIS (AP) — 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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