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Asif_Nawaz
Jul 16th, 2006, 05:23 PM
I was puzzled that unknown Asian s have their own threads Varvara(125) does not!!!So in this thread you can discuss news,results,withdrawals,photos,etc.If anyone has information on Varvara they can post it here as well.One thing i noticed abt her is her looks and another is that she holds leads over top 100 players and then chokes.Mental Strenght is very low i think!!

Alec
Jul 18th, 2006, 01:03 AM
Varvara is playing Cincy this week.
She teamed with Yuan and just won her double 1st round

Good luck in singles!

Kurama
Jul 18th, 2006, 02:04 AM
Why Vavara hardly to play outside US ???

She's a talent player.

DolceVita
Jul 18th, 2006, 12:59 PM
I've also been watching Varvara but she can't seem to break the 110 ranking. Anyway, Good Luck on hardcourt season.

Asif_Nawaz
Jul 18th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Did Varvara qualify for singles with her ranking for the MD?Who is her first match?

-sugi-
Jul 18th, 2006, 04:35 PM
She qualified with a feed in entry I believe? She plays LL Nathalie Grandin of South Africa in round one

Go Varvara!

Asif_Nawaz
Jul 19th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Varvara defeated Grandin 4-6,6-1,6-3.

Won all second serve points in 2nd set and only lost 11 points in it.

Ellery
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Varvara :yeah:

georgekuo1017
Jul 21st, 2006, 04:05 PM
keep it up。

Asif_Nawaz
Jul 22nd, 2006, 12:32 AM
She lost to Bepa Zvonareva 6-2,6-0!!:sad:

Anyone know her next tourney?

DolceVita
Jul 23rd, 2006, 11:02 AM
She lost to Bepa Zvonareva 6-2,6-0!!:sad:

Anyone know her next tourney?

$50,000 Lexington, KY 2006

-sugi-
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Article posted in GM - soon to be an American

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...6080301822.html

Lepchenko Adjusts Well to Life in the U.S.

By Kathy Orton
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, August 4, 2006; Page E09

It didn't take long for Varvara Lepchenko to feel like an American. The 20-year-old native of Uzbekistan, with the powerful left-handed game and gritty determination, embraced her new country almost as soon as she arrived here 4 1/2 years ago. Now there's no place she'd rather be.

"It's like my home right now," said Lepchenko, whose family's Russian heritage made them a target of persecution in her homeland. She fled the country with her father, Peter, and sister, Jane.

"People are so nice. The whole atmosphere makes me feel great and appreciated here. I feel like I belong here all my life. I don't miss Uzbekistan at all. It's just in my past," Lepchenko said.
Lepchenko has flourished since leaving Uzbekistan, making a name for herself on the USTA Pro Circuit, professional tennis's equivalent of minor league baseball. Seeded No. 4 in the Legg Mason Pro Circuit event, she outlasted Britain's Anne Keothavong, 6-3, 6-3, yesterday to advance to the round of eight, where she will meet Australia's Nicole Pratt.

Lepchenko also is playing doubles with Akgul Amanmuradov, another Uzbek. Their match last night was delayed because of the weather.

Since turning professional in 2002, Lepchenko has steadily risen in the world rankings. She is currently ranked No. 115 after defending her title in Allentown, Pa., in June and winning in College Park last month. She has won four titles on the tour, success that has rekindled her motivation.

"This year I started not very smart," she said. "I started to play tournament after tournament without stopping because I felt pressure to defend points. It wasn't smart of me to do. I got burned out."

Lepchenko's spirits also received a boost when her mother arrived two weeks ago. Lepchenko hadn't seen her mother since emigrating from the former Soviet republic. Located north of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan is widely considered one of the world's most repressive societies. Although Lepchenko, her father and her sister were granted political asylum by the United States, Larisa Lepchenko wasn't allowed to come to this country until two weeks ago.

Lepchenko hardly believed her eyes when she finally saw her mother after a 4 1/2 -year absence.

"I couldn't believe that it happened," Lepchenko said. "I always talk to her on the phone, just hear her voice. I thought that it was a fantasy."

Lepchenko is in the process of becoming an American citizen. But because of her status she wasn't allowed to travel outside of the United States until recently. This prohibition severely hampered her tennis career, forcing her to play only events in this country.

"Right now, I can play everywhere, but I prefer to play here," she said. "As soon as I get my ranking up higher, I'll go everywhere."

After initially moving to Miami, she now calls Allentown home. She says she prefers the lifestyle in Pennsylvania to that of South Florida, where her sister lives.

"Because I travel so much and I see so many things, once in a while you just want to come back to a place where it's not that many cars, traffic," she said. "People are very friendly there.

"It's nothing like Uzbekistan."

Asif_Nawaz
Aug 12th, 2006, 07:36 AM
did she beat Pratty?

whats her next tourney?

-sugi-
Dec 16th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Good luck Varvi in 2007 :bounce:

-sugi-
Dec 16th, 2006, 04:48 PM
She should start 2007 in Gold Coast quallies...

Uranus
Dec 17th, 2006, 09:48 AM
Good luck Varvi! :D

-sugi-
Dec 28th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Gold Coast 2006

QR1 - vs Viktoriya Kutuzova

:scared: Tough start to 07 for Varvi

Viktymise
Dec 28th, 2006, 06:39 PM
What does Vavara play like and what will the match up between her and Vika be like, iv never seen Vavara play so im just wondering what Vika's chances are :D

-sugi-
Dec 28th, 2006, 08:31 PM
John :wavey:

I don't know myself, I just am a Varvi fan and like her from some really nice interviews and things I hear of her. I really want to know how she plays as well because then she could be rewarded with a spot in my sig if I like her style. Hopefully Varvi wins though ;) but good luck to your girl Vika.

Viktymise
Dec 28th, 2006, 11:43 PM
John :wavey:

I don't know myself, I just am a Varvi fan and like her from some really nice interviews and things I hear of her. I really want to know how she plays as well because then she could be rewarded with a spot in my sig if I like her style. Hopefully Varvi wins though ;) but good luck to your girl Vika.

:D, i know that alot of people on the board have never seen her play and i really want Vika to to well in GC

-sugi-
Dec 29th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Lepchenko lost 1-6,6-3,6-1

My varvi :crying2:

Geertvg
Dec 31st, 2006, 11:56 AM
Damn! Hope she'll play a great Australian Open though. Go Varvara! Go Uzbeki tennis! :bounce:

Eugenia
Mar 19th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Miami 2007 - Qualifying First Round
(7)Varvara Lepchenko (UZB) d. Youlia Fedossova (FRA) 6-7(2) 6-2 6-3

Good win Varvara! :bounce: The match lasted 02h21m! :eek:
Best of luck in the next round! :yeah:

Eugenia
Mar 20th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Miami 2007 - Qualifying Final Round
(7)Varvara Lepchenko (UZB) d. Stephanie Dubois (CAN) 6-3 6-3

Varvara qualified for the Miami MD! :bounce: Well done Varvi! :D

-sugi-
Aug 11th, 2007, 03:13 PM
time for Varvi's thread to have a BUMP :D

-sugi-
Aug 12th, 2007, 08:31 AM
she won her first round match in Toronto qually
16 60 60 against Kerber :bigclap: