PARIS: Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei's surprise French Open run ended in the third round on Saturday after a dramatic 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 defeat to French 28th seed Caroline Garcia.
Hsieh, looking to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam for just the second time, led 3-1 in the final set before Garcia reeled off four games on the trot.
But the Frenchwoman failed to close it out initially, with Hsieh then serving for the match at 6-5.
The world number 109 faltered as well though, allowing Garcia to eventually prevail after two hours and 39 minutes.
The 23-year-old will meet unseeded compatriot Alize Cornet for a place in the quarter-finals, guaranteeing France a player in the last eight of the women's draw for the first time since 2011.