Monday, June 4, 2012

Roland Garros Day 9: Lepchenko

Curtain Call

Player: Varvara Lepchenko
Age: 26
Nation: USA
Current Ranking: 61
Notable Conquests: Francesca Schiavone (Italy, 14th seed) and Jelena Jankovic (Serbia, 19th)
Today's Result: lost to Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic, 4th) in straight sets

Photo via ESPN

Lepchenko was born in Tashkent and represented Uzbekistan until 2006.  She became an American citizen in 2007.  Reaching the fourth round at the French is by far the best Slam result of her career, her first time past the second round.

Golden Squid Report 

Richard Gasquet - For one set, Gasquet looked like he might present a serious threat to Andy Murray (UK, 4th).  Then it all fell apart and he lost in four sets.  By reaching the fourth round, he matched last year's Roland Garros result.  He'll have fourth round points to defend at Wimbledon as well.

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