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Azarenka, Jankovic through to second round in Aegon Classic

  Victoria Azarenka rallied from 4-0 down in the first set to beat Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the first round Tuesday of the Aegon Classic, a grass court Wimbledon warm-up event. The former top-ranked Azarenka came within one point of losing the fifth game of the opening set five times, but managed to steer clear of trouble with a powerful service game...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Azarenka, Jankovic through to 2nd round in Aegon Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Victoria Azarenka rallied from 4-0 down in the first set to beat Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the first round Tuesday of the Aegon Classic, a grass court Wimbledon warm-up event. The former top-ranked Azarenka came within one point of losing the fifth game of the opening set five times, but managed to steer clear of trouble with...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Radwanska advances to 4th round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Uzbekistan-born American Varvara Lepchenko. Opening the day's play on Rod Laver Arena, Radwanska won the first set in 25 minutes before Lepchenko took a medical timeout, appearing to be affected by the heat. Radwanska, with her new coach...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams opens year with win over Jana Cepelova at ASB Classic

  Third-seeded Angelique Kerber secured the first spot in the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Daria Gavrilova on Tuesday. Varvara Lepchenko also advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow American Madison Keys, who had ousted Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first round. In a men's first-round upset, Lukasz Kubot of Poland beat...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kerber advances to Brisbane quarterfinals; Venus gets going

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Third-seeded Angelique Kerber secured the first spot in the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Daria Gavrilova on Tuesday. Varvara Lepchenko also advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow American Madison Keys, who had ousted Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first round. In a men's first-round upset, Lukasz...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Second-seeded Cornet loses in second round of Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG -- Second-seeded Alize Cornet of France went out in the second round of the Luxembourg Open after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Cornet, ranked 21st, had eight double-faults and dropped serve six times to exit the tournament the day after top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany. The 73rd-ranked Bertens faces either eighth-seeded Monica Niculescu...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd seed Alize Cornet loses at Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG (AP) Second-seeded Alize Cornet of France went out in the second round of the Luxembourg Open after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Cornet, ranked 21st, had eight double-faults and dropped serve six times to exit the tournament the day after top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany. The 73rd-ranked Bertens faces either eighth-seeded Monica...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lepchenko, Riske to meet in Tianjin quarterfinals

TIANJIN, China (AP) Varvara Lepchenko and Alison Riske set up an all-American quarterfinal match at the Tianjin Open with straight-set wins on Wednesday. The fourth-seeded Lepchenko defeated 18-year-old Chinese wild-card entry Liu Fangzhou 7-6 (3), 7-5, while the sixth-seeded Riske beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-4, 7-6 (3). Also, Sorana Cirstea of Romania beat Andrea Hlavackova...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of her career in a match that lasted 2 hours, 11 minutes. Pliskova added...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lepchenko upsets Radwanska at Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday. Lepchenko converted three of four break points in the third set to oust the top seed. Lepchenko has beaten Radwanska twice this year, after losing five straight. Resurgent Maria Kirilenko of Russia also...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be ''double-bageled'' by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, who ousted South Korean wild card...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarterfinals

  Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, who ousted South Korean wild card Han Na-Lae 7-5, 6-1....
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Korea Open: American Lepchenko advances to Round 2

SEOUL, South Korea -- Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center. She will next face Han Na-Lae of South Korea, who beat Su Jeong-jang 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3. Also, Christina McHale of the...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center. She will next face Han Na-Lae of South Korea, who beat Su Jeong-jang 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3. Also, Christina McHale of...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Varvara Lepchenko

Image from Varvara's Facebook Page We caught up with American tennis player Varvara Lepchenko at the Sony Open as she was cooling down after her 2:59 hour match against Tomljanovic.  Enjoy! If you could only have 1 meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?Ice cream. What is one thing that you would change about yourself? I wouldn’t change anything. What is one of your...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Extreme heat halts Aussie Open play for four hours on outer courts

The scorching weather finally brought play to a halt on the fourth day of the Australian Open when the temperature topped 43 Celsius (109F), but not soon enough for some players who criticized officials for not stopping matches earlier. The Extreme Heat Policy was enacted at Melbourne Park just before 2 p.m. Thursday, suspending all matches on outer courts until the early evening...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Extreme Heat Policy enforced at Australian Open as temperatures soar

The scorching weather at the Australian Open finally brought play to a halt on Thursday afternoon when the temperature topped 42 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) and the Extreme Heat Policy was enforced. Matches on the outer courts were stopped at the end of sets that were in progress when the policy went into effect. Play was not scheduled to restart until 5 p.m. local time. The retractable...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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