Lepchenko falls but likely gains Olympics

Originally Published: June 4, 2012
By Joanne C. Gerstner

PARIS -- It was clear that Varvara Lepchenko was utterly emotionally conflicted Monday evening as she alternated between smiling at a dream attained and kicking herself for an opportunity lost.

She was angry with the way she had played in her fourth-round match against fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova at the French Open. It was a lopsided affair, with Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, advancing 6-2, 6-1. Kvitova will face unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.

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