|Maria Kirilenko of Russia reacts after winning her match against her compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 28, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
PARIS, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was ousted from the women's singles third round at the French Open by compatriot Maria Kirilenko on Friday.
The sixth-seeded Kuznetsova overcame one set down by winning the second set 6-2, but lost to the 30th seed Kirilenko 6-4 in the decider. Kirilenko took the opening set 6-3.
Kuznetsova survived from early exit by edging German Andrea Petkovic 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday.