Varvara Lepchenko an all-American success
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In Uzbekistan in the 1990s, salaries hovered around $20 a month and social unrest dominated daily life. Growing up in the capital city of Tashkent, a successful career as a professional tennis player seemed like a very, very distant dream for young Varvara Lepchenko.
Although her mother was an accountant with a degree in mathematics and her father was an engineer, life in the former Soviet republic was anything but easy. The country struggled economically, and Lepchenko, who had picked ...
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