PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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5:05 p.m.

Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands have staged an improbable comeback to eliminate the top-seeded doubles team at the French Open.

Swiatek, the defending singles champion, and her partner overcame seven match points and a 5-1 deficit in the final set. They beat Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in a wild third-round match that took more than three hours.

When it finally ended, an excited Swiatek and Mattek-Sands jumped into a hug.

Swiatek will return to her pursuit of another singles title Monday when she faces Marta Kostyuk.

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4:30 p.m.

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the French Open to give himself a chance to recover after a long third-round match.

The tournament announced the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s withdrawal.

Federer said in a statement that it is important for him to listen to his body as he returns to action after two operations on his right knee.

The 39-year-old Federer was supposed to play against Matteo Berrettini in the fourth round on Monday.

Instead, Federer will turn his focus to the grass-court portion of the season. Wimbledon begins June 28. He has won a men’s-record eight titles there.

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2:25 p.m.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in 10 years at Roland Garros.

The 31st-seeded Russian beat 2013 semifinalist Victoria Azarenka 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Pavlyuchenkova lost her only quarterfinal here in 2011.

She has also reached the quarters at the Australian Open and Wimbledon but has never reached the semifinals at any major.

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To do so here, the 29-year-old Russian might have to beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.

The seventh-seeded American plays No. 21 Elena Rybakina in the fourth round and the winner of that match takes on Pavlyuchenkova.

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12:40 p.m.

Tamara Zidansek has become the first Slovenian woman to reach the quarterfinals of a major tournament.

She did so by winning 7-6 (4), 6-1 against Romanian Sorana Cirstea, who was also unseeded here.

Zidansek dropped to her knees and held her head in her hands after winning on her first match point with a forehand winner.

Prior to the tournament the 23-year-old Zidansek had never even beaten a top 10-ranked player.

Her previous best at a major was the second round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. She’d twice lost in the first round at Roland Garros.

The previous best by a Slovenian woman was when Katarina Srebotnik reached the fourth round at the French Open and the U.S. Open.

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11:15 a.m.

Serena Williams continues her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title, and the 39-year-old American is playing in the fourth round at a major for the 64th time.

The seventh-seeded Williams takes on 21st-seeded Elena Rybakina. She has never been in the fourth round before at a major and faces three-time French Open winner Williams for the first time.

In men’s play, No. 2 Daniil Medvedev continues his new-found fondness for clay.

The two-time losing Grand Slam finalist was 0-4 at Roland Garros before this tournament. The big-hitting Russian plays No. 22 Cristian Garin for a place in the quarterfinals.

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No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 6 Alexander Zverev are also in action.

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