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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...
Via Onthegotennis
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A Conversation with Varvara Lepchenko

By Alana Mitchelson (January 17, 2014) MELBOURNE – Varvara Lepchenko was left feeling very weak and light-headed after losing her second round Australian Open singles match on Thursday in the blistering 111 degree heat. She spent an hour after the match lying down in the locker room before making a media appearance, admittedly still feeling a little dazed and dizzy.   We caught...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup Rookie Lepchenko Keeps Team USA’s Hopes Alive in Fed Cup

  (February 9, 2013) United States Fed Cup rookie world No. No. 21 Varvara Lepchenko kept US hopes alive against Italy by defeating.  No. 16 Roberta Vinci  2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the second singles rubber on Saturday to even the first round tie at 1-1. The match, which lasted for two hours and 17 minutes marked the first time the two women had ever faced off against each other. Italy’s...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lepchenko lifts US into tie vs. Italy

American Varvara Lepchenko won on her Fed Cup debut to put the United States level at 1-1 against Italy on Saturday, after Sara Errani had beaten Jamie Hampton. The 21st-ranked Lepchenko beat 16th-ranked Vinci 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 with the Italian appearing to struggle with cramp in a dramatic final set which had seven breaks of serve. Vinci twice had treatment on court as she fought...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

10 things you should know about Vavara Lepchenko

by Lindsay Gibbs The Olympics are here and there is one member of Team USA’s tennis squad who’s name might look unfamiliar to you:  Varvara Lepchenko.  The twenty-six year old has had a phenomenal year on the WTA tour, climbing from 127 at the beginning of the year to 41 now.  Plus she has an inspiring tale that sums up the Olympic spirit!  Here’s what you should know:
Via Onthegotennis
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lepchenko posts straight-set win

U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 8 seed Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the second round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Wednesday. Lepchenko never faced a break point and won despite making only 55 percent of her first serves. ''It was pretty difficult out there and I'm still trying to get used to the conditions and still trying...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Lepchenko wins at Wimbledon to reach 3rd round

Varvara Lepchenko became the fourth American woman to reach Wimbledon's third round by beating 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Thursday. Lepchenko joins sixth-seeded Serena Williams, 28th-seeded Christina McHale and unseeded Sloane Stephens to make the last 32 at the All England Club. The 53rd-ranked Lepchenko is coming off her best career Grand...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lepchenko loses but gains likely spot at Olympics

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Varvara Lepchenko’s successful season continues in Madrid

What do Serena Williams and Varvara Lepchenko have in common? Both players are into the third round at the 2012 Mutua Madrid Open and are the only American women left in the tournament. While the former has a much higher profile, Lepchenko, an Uzbek-born American, scored the bigger win with a first round upset over 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone – the best win...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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