Third seed Elina Svitolina got out of jail with a final-set surge which sent her past Mexican qualifier Renata Zarazua and into the third round of the French Open  6-3, 0-6, 6-2 on Wednesday.

The 178th-ranked challenger, who turned 23 on the day, put up the fight of her life, blanking her opponent in the second set before Svitolina was able to gain control and run out the third.

The win was the fourth time in her career that the Ukrainian had won a match while losing a set to love.

Zarazua was making her Grand Slam debut; she is the third Mexican woman in the Open Era to ever win a match, which she did in the first round over France’s Elsa Jacquemot.

Svitolina took a 4-1 lead in the opening set but lost one of her breaks before taking the set. But the second was all Zarazua’s, who levelled in dominating fashion.

The bloom went off in the third as the seed secured the win. 
Zarazua was playing a Top 20 opponent for the first time in her career.

Renata Zarazua. Photo Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd

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