Lepchenko levels former French champ

Updated: June 2, 2012, 4:10 PM ET
By Joanne C. Gerstner

PARIS -- It was a compelling tale of two ongoing dramas, unfolding simultaneously, on two stages of red clay on Saturday.

On Court Suzanne Lenglen, New Jersey native Christina McHale was trying to upset 2011 French Open champion Li Na. On court No. 1, affectionately called the "Bull Ring" because of its round shape, American immigrant Varvara Lepchenko was trying to upset 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.

Both unseeded U.S. women were playing ...

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