French Open: Li Na eliminated by 142nd-ranked Shvedova

Jun 4, 2012 21:11 IST

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Li Na's French Open title defense ended Monday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 fourth-round loss to 142nd-ranked qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan on a blustery day at Roland Garros.

Li Na's title defence ended in just the fourth round. AP

Shvedova, a doubles specialist who teamed with Vania King to win Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010, made the French Open singles draw as a qualifier and became only the ninth qualifier to make it to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. This matches the furthest she's ever gone in a Grand Slam singles draw.

The seventh-seeded Li's loss leaves no former French Open champions left in the women's draw.

Last year at Roland Garros, she became the first player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title.

AP