Melanie Oudin defeats Caroline Wozniacki at the 2009 US Open

Melanie Oudin defeats Caroline Wozniacki. Well, at least that’s what the USA fans are cheering for tonight at Arthur Ashe staduim. This little 5’6″ 17 year-old from Marietta, Georgia is getting the attention she deserves for US women’s tennis.

Melanie Oudin pink yellow shoes - 2009 US Open

Melanie Oudin pink yellow shoes - 2009 US Open

 Caroline Wozniacki, the first Danish woman to be ranked in the top 10, defeated the last remaining Russian in the field, sixth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova, last night in similar fashion to Oudin victories, coming back to win, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3). She will meet Oudin in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Henin proved that “you don’t have to be tall to win things”. Melanie Oudin, the world No 70, has been beating tall Russians in New York, as she followed up her second-round defeat of Elena Dementieva, the 5ft 11in Olympic champion and world No 4, with a third-round victory over Maria Sharapova, a former world No 1 and US Open champion, who is eight inches taller than her.

Oudin’s lack of height has not been a problem for her so far; in fact, her size must have, in some way, contributed to her turning in such combative, energetic performances on the blue cement.

Melanie Oudin NYC holding wilson racket

Melanie Oudin NYC holding wilson racket

Oudin has risen quickly. It was at this summer’s senior Wimbledon tournament that Melanie Oudin first made an impact on the women’s game, as she came through qualifying and then beat Jelena Jankovic, a Serbian former world No 1, to reach the fourth round. When this tournament began, she was already the highest ranked American outside the Williams family. For the second slam in succession, Oudin is into the last 16.

The U.S. Open quarterfinalist was also booted from her Times Square hotel because her reservation was up, Sports Business Journal is reporting. Apparently the 17-year-old didn’t expect to be staying in New York so long.  It looks like she might need to stay in a Holiday Inn express, and then she might win the finals.  What is this girl’s weakness on court?  Do you think she can win the 2009 US Open so young?

Melanie Oudin Wallpaper 2009 US open winner

Melanie Oudin Wallpaper 2009 US open winner

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2 responses to “Melanie Oudin defeats Caroline Wozniacki at the 2009 US Open

  1. WHY WAS MELANIE DENIED A CRUCIAL PONT? In fact Oudin broke Wozniacki’s service in game 5 of the 2nd set, but nobody noticed. Wozniacki was serving, the score was 40-30. Wozniacki called a ball out and stopped playing – but the ball was shwon to be IN. The score was now deuce — and was shown as such on the board. But Wozniacki took up service from the LEFT side of the court!! And the umpire said nothing. Oudin won the next 2 points and therefore the game, breaking Wozniacki’s service. But the score had been put back to 40:30, so the game went to Wozniacki, and Oudin lost her momentum and the match. Go back and check at the footage.

    • You are correct, I noticed that too. These blunders happen even in professional sports. Someone should have noticed. I bet that took the wind out of the sails of Oudin and she just kind of gave up after that. Hopefully Oudin will learn a lesson and know to speak up next time.

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