U.S. Open Results 2012: Varvara Lepchenko Advances To The 2nd Round

The 2012 U.S. Open is underway, and No. 31 seed Varvara Lepchenko won her first round match on Monday.

Lepchenko, who became a U.S. citizen in 2007 and lives in Allentown, Pa., defeated Mathilde Johansson in three sets. Lepchenko won the first set 6-3, but Johansson tied the match with a 6-3 win of her own in the second set. Lepchenko was able to win the third set 7-5 to move onto the second round.

The win was Lepchenko's second career U.S. Open victory. She also advanced to the second round of the 2006 tournament. She now holds a career 2-3 record in U.S. Open play. She will move on to face the winner of the match between Anastasia Rodionova and Julia Cohen.

A complete live scoreboard of the 2012 U.S. Open can be found at Sports Illustrated.

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