Players dreaming of Olympic gold

Updated: July 1, 2012, 11:33 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- She left Uzbekistan for Miami, Fla., as a 15-year-old junior to play in the Orange Bowl.

And Varvara Lepchenko never went back.

A decade later, when she became a U.S. citizen, Lepchenko said it felt like getting a diamond placed on her finger. On Tuesday, when she learned she had been named to the U.S. Olympic tennis team, she forced back the tears because she had a match to play. Back in the locker room after victory, she sobbed.


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