Francesca Schiavone Edges Svetlana Kuznetsova in French Open Marathon

Updated: 28 May 2015 19:29 IST

Francesca Schiavone defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7, 7-5, 10-8 in third longest women singles ever in the French Open.

Francesca Schiavone Edges Svetlana Kuznetsova in French Open Marathon
Francesca Schiavone celebrates after winning against Svetlana Kuznetsova. © AFP

Paris:

Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova played the third longest women singles ever in the French Open on Thursday in a clash of two former tournament winners that went the full distance.

It took them 3 hours 50 minutes before Schiavone staggered past the winning post and into the third round 6-7 (11/13), 7-5, 10-8, but even that was no match going up against the match they played at the 2011 Australian Open.

Schiavone also won on that occasion 16-14 in the deciding set after 4 hrs 44mins -- the longest match to date in women's Grand Slam history.

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