Posted June 04, 2012 on AP on Fox

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Varvara Lepchenko of USA in action during her second round match against Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine on Day Three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
On the day Varvara Lepchenko became the last American singles player to exit the French Open, she also learned she's in line to become one of the few Americans to wear the red, white and blue at the Olympics. A bittersweet close to an overall successful stay at Roland Garros, which included victories over 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic but ended with a thud Monday, in a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Petra Kvitova in the fourth round. ''I've got real mixed feelings right now,'' Lepchenko said. ''I'm sad but at the same time, I'm excited.'' The sadness came because she never found her footing against the Wimbledon champion and only lasted 60 minutes on the court. ''I didn't show anyone any tennis today,'' she said. ''I made it like a walk in the park.'' But when the Uzbekistan native gets back to her new home in Allentown, Pa., she'll have plenty to look forward to. Helped by her performance in France, she's projected to move to into the top 55...
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