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...

Jelena Jankovic eliminated from Wimbledon, improved Ana Ivanovic advances

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Sixth seed Jelena Jankovic fell in the third round of Wimbledon 2009 to American world No.124 Melanie Oudin 6-7 (8) 7-5 6-2, while her fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic made a better showing than usual...

US Open third round: Melanie Oudin ousts Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina sent crashing

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America’s third-highest ranked WTA player Melanie Oudin reached the fourth round of a second straight Grand Slam, pulling off a comeback victory over Maria Sharapova, while world No.1 Dinara Safina finally crashed out of...

Melanie Oudin ousts another Russian to reach US Open quarterfinals

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World No.70 Melanie Oudin can now be called the slayer of the Russians, as the 17-year-old American hope defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round, fourth seed Elena Dementieva in the second, seed No.29...

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 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...

Jelena Jankovic states Melanie Oudin “doesn’t have any weapons”

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Jelena Jankovic, who was stunned by 17-year-old Melanie Oudin in the third round of Wimbledon, didn’t want to blame her own lack of quality for the defeat and even characterized her opponent’s game as...

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...

Oudin ends Dementieva’s title hopes in US Open second round

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World No.70 Melanie Oudin upset fourth seed Elena Dementieva 5-7 6-4 6-3 in the second round of the US Open. The American 17-year-old had never before this week won a US Open match. Actually, her...

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...