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Topic - Varvara Lepchenko
There were moments, as recently as last year, when a body that would not stay healthy and on-court results prompted Bethanie Mattek-Sands to wonder whether it was simply time to call it a career after more than a decade as a professional tennis player.
Filling a mostly empty stadium court with her familiar shrieks Wednesday, the world's former No. 1 player beat Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-4 in a match postponed one day because of rain. That meant Azarenka reached the second round 72 hours after some players.
The Spaniard survived an early scare Monday and successfully began his bid for an eighth title at Roland Garros by rallying past Daniel Brands of Germany, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3.
American Jamie Hampton will face Sara Errani in the opening match of Fed Cup series against Italy on Saturday.
Serena Williams cautiously walked onto the court, and tried to keep the points short to avoid irritating her injured right ankle as she advanced to the third round at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams will face fellow American Varvara Lepchenko in the first round of the Brisbane International and could play local hope Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals.
Defending U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur cruised into the fourth round of the U.S. Open, where she will face a teenager who has defeated former Grand Slam winners in her last two matches.
Four-time Olympian Venus Williams walked off Wimbledon's cozy Court 2 gleefully waving her fist as fans chanted, "U-S-A! U-S-A!"
U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs in a first-round match Monday at the Mercury Insurance Open.
American women are 10 for 10 so far at the French Open, giving the country its most representatives in the Grand Slam tournament's second round since 11 made it in 2003.
For some, being an American citizen is a birthright. For others, the American dream is many years in the making.
After playing in this week's Citi Open and the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego, Sloane Stephens will return home to finally celebrate her high school graduation.
"It's a very big deal for me," she said. "I've been living here almost 11 years. I would love to represent this country. A lot of people helped me out, and that's where I feel like I belong. I can't wait for that to happen. I will be so honored to represent the United States."
Since Lepchenko is uncertain how long her hip will take to heal, she said she may take a few days off to see how it feels before she makes plans for the rest of the summer.