The US Open Feels Like Home to New American

Uzbekistan Native Varvara Lepchenko Returns to Flushing Meadows, This Time as a Citizen

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Tennis player Varvara Lepchenko says she felt like an American, ever since coming to the United States to play tournaments here in 2000. She moved to the States in 2001, and credits achieving U.S. citizenship last year with a recent boost in her game. 

WNYC's Amy Eddings has the story of how this rising tennis star has followed the arc of the classic American immigrant story.

Lepchenko is blogging from the U.S. Open.  Check it out here.


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