Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan is not exactly a newbie player, having been a top 40 player in 2010 - the year she reached the quarters here in Roland Garros, but she is our breakout player for this event - being a player ranked outside the top 100 to reach the FOURTH round!! How cool is that!!
This was her journey to the fourth round -
She defeated Mandy Minella (#84) of Luxembourg in the first round 63 64 then went on to defeat Swedish Sofia Arvidsson (#62) in the second round 60 61. Then in the third round, she edged Spanish player Carla Suarez Navarro (#43) 64 75. In the fourth round, she will meet defending Li Na (#7).