Varvara Lepchenko upends ex-champ

Updated: June 2, 2012, 7:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PARIS -- 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.

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova and defending champion Li Na ...

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