Photos from the US Open: Rain-interrupted Thursday

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The second round of qualifying at the 2016 US Open completed on Thursday, even though the tournament was hit by two rain showers in the afternoon, delaying play up into the night hours. Thirty-two players...

Melanie Oudin wins first WTA title in Birmingham

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Melanie Oudin, still best known as the 2009 US Open wonder kid, lifted her first WTA trophy by defeating former world No.1 and former champion Jelena Jankovic in the final of Birmingham. The 20-year-old...

Reigning champion Francesca Schiavone breezes into round two

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Italian fifth seed Francesca Schiavone began the defence of her French Open crown with a confident 6-2 6-0 victory over world No.88 Melanie Oudin. The 19-year-old American, who became famous during her 2009 Wimbledon and...

Sharapova ends partnership with Prince, Oudin becomes Wilson exclusive player

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Maria Sharapova will officially not use Prince racquets any more, and the word is out that her new brand of choice is Head, even though her agent refused to comment on the subject. The...

Melanie Oudin stopped in US Open second round, Kim Clijsters safely through

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American Melanie Oudin, who came out of nowhere to reach the quarterfinals of the 2009 US Open, found it hard to carry the burden of high expectations and fell to the recently-married Alona Bondarenko...

Melanie Oudin switches from “believe” to “courage” for the US Open

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Melanie Oudin was the media darling of the 2009 US Open when she became the youngest American player to advance to the tournament quarterfinals in 10 years. Her thrilling run was accompanied by the...

Melanie Oudin signs with Virgin Mobile

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World No.41 Melanie Oudin of the United States has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with cellular phone service provider Virgin Mobile. The surprising 2009 US Open quarterfinalist could earn as much as $2 million from...

Maria Sharapova moves to Memphis semifinals, Melanie Oudin ousted

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Top seed Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup, while home favorite and second seed Melanie Oudin got eliminated in the quarterfinals. Sharapova beat eighth...

Countdown: Top 10 memorable moments of the 2009 women’s tennis season

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Our dear reader Teerin is contributing to Women's Tennis Blog once again, this time by creating a countdown of the best moments in the 2009 tennis season. Teerin would like to have been able to...

Melanie Oudin signs a six-figure endorsement deal with BackOffice Associates

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While the rain is messing up the US Open schedule for the second day in a row, let’s once again talk about the star of the tournament - 17-year-old American Melanie Oudin. The $175,000 that...