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Italian tennis player Francesca Schiavone beat 23rd seed Kuznetsova 6-4 1-6 16-14 on Hisense Arena in a fourth-round clash - the third set which lasted three hours.

Francesca Schiavone won 6-4, 1-6, 16-14 on Sunday, including a three-hour third set in which she saved six match points.

Francesca Schiavone

According to news, it was next longest match which is next to women’s match in a Grand Slam tournament was at Melbourne Park last year, when Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova beat Regina Kulikova 7-6 (5), 6-7 (10), 6-3 in a match lasting 4 hours, 19 minutes.

Francesca Schiavone won on her third match point in the 30th game of the final set.

She will take on top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals.