Francesca Schiavone’s great performance at the Australian Open!

The Longines Ambassador of Elegance reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova in the longest women's grand-slam match of the open era.

The Italian saved six match points along the way as she won 6-4, 1-6, 16-14 in four hours and 44 minutes. She finally was defeated in quarterfinals by number one Caroline Wozniacki after a good resistance.

These great results will allow her to reach the 4th place in the WTA ranking on Monday. No Italian female tennis player was ever ranked so well. Congratulations Francesca!

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