The early elimination of the defending champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova, has become the great shock as she has been defeated by compatriot Maria Kirilenko in the third round of the French Open at the at Roland Garros in Paris.
The 30th seeded Maria Kirilenko got the victory against 6th seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova with a 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4 margin.
Svetlana Kuznetsova came back from behind after winning the second set 6-2. However, Kirilenko sealed the victory with 6-4 in the decider, following her first set victory with 6-3.
Kuznetsova could get early elimination from the tournament she if failed to survive against German Andrea Petkovic whom she defeated 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday.