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French Open 2012 Results: American Varvara Lepchenko Upsets 2010 Champ Francesca Sciavone

Saturday action from Roland Garros and the 2012 French Open saw another unlikely American advance to the fourth round in the women's side of the draw.

Unseeded Varvara Lepchenko, the 63rd-ranked player in the world, defeated 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 on Saturday. Before the victory, Lepchenko had never had made it past the second round of any Grand Slam tournament.

Lepchenko joins 19-year-old Floridian Sloane Stephens in advancing to the fourth round, the first time two unseeded American women have made the fourth round at a major tournament since Wimbledon in 2002.

In other women's play, defending champion Li Na rallied to defeat American Christina McHale 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. In other action, No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova advanced by beating Nina Bratchikova of Russia 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

You can see a complete scoreboard from the 2012 French Open here.

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