’10 French Open champ Schiavone loses to Lepchenko

Unseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States beat 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 came back to eliminate Schiavone, who was the runner-up

at last year’s French Open.

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 Pennsylvania.

She became a U.S. citizen last year.