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Mattek-Sands of US reaches French Open's 4th round

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PARIS (AP)

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the second time in 27 appearances, coming back to beat 118th-ranked qualifier Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 Saturday at the French Open.

Mattek-Sands, who has been ranked as high as 30th and is currently 67th, matched her showing at Wimbledon in 2008.

She will play 12th-seeded Maria Kirilenko or unseeded Stefanie Voegele for a chance to get to a major quarterfinal for the first time.

The 28-year-old Mattek-Sands lost in the first or second round at 19 of her first 20 Grand Slam appearances.

She pulled off the biggest surprise of the 2013 French Open so far in the second round, eliminating 2011 champion Li Na, who was seeded sixth.

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