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She realizes how tough it will be this season with some members leaving to compete in the Olympics at the end of July.

“It’s not going to be easy with Leander [Paes] and my sister leaving for the Olympics,” said Arina. “We’ll have other players coming to replace them, but it’s going to be difficult. Our team wins all the time because we’re a team and we’re always together.

“I’m pretty sure we’ll make them feel like it’s their home [too], so it will be fine.”