France’s Amelie Mauresmo, who won many titles in her career, including two Grand Slams, has never gone beyond the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Even though she was in front of the home crowd, Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic beat her 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in the third round.
After this victory, Safarova leads in their head-to-heads 2-0. The first time she ousted Mauresmo, the former world number one and currently the world No. 4, was in the fourth round of the 2007 Australian Open.
“Beating her in Australia was nice already but this is fantastic,” Safarova said. “I was 3-0 down but I never gave up and I won in straight sets. That’s great.” (via Reuters)