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Melanie Oudin
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Nickname(s) Oudini[1][2][3][4]
Country United States
Residence Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of birth September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23) (age 18)
Place of birth Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right Handed (Two Handed Backhand)
Career prize money $424,180
Singles
Career record 87-41
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF titles
Highest ranking No. 42 (September 28, 2009)
Current ranking No. 48 (December 14, 2009)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 1R (2009)
French Open NQ
Wimbledon 4R (2009)
US Open QF (2009)
Doubles
Career record 18–21
Highest ranking No. 282 (September 14, 2009)
US Open 1R (2007, 2008, 2009)
Last updated on: January 10, 2010.
.Melanie Oudin (born September 23, 1991 in Marietta, Georgia, United States) is an American tennis player and former world junior No.^ Melanie is a very good tennis player.
  • Melanie Oudin - New Teenage Superstar | Wimbledon Tennis 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.wimbledon-tennis.com [Source type: General]

^ Birth Date: 23 September 1991 .

^ Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Georgia has pulled off a major upset by defeating No.
  • Melanie Oudin Upsets Elena Dementieva at US Open - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.2. Her career high rank was No.^ Her career high rank was No.
  • MELANIE OUDIN 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC ccchosting.nl [Source type: General]

^ Since advancing to the fourth round at Wimbledon in late June, Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Ga., has continued her rise to a career-high ranking of No.
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC images.si.com [Source type: General]

.42, achieved on September 28, 2009. Appearing in only her second United States Open in 2009, Oudin ousted seeded players Elena Dementieva (4), Maria Sharapova (29), and Nadia Petrova (13) before being eliminated in the quarterfinals.^ Georgia Native Melanie Oudin upset both Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

^ Maria Sharapova last weekend and 13th seed Nadia Petrova.
  • Melanie Oudin Boyfriend: Tennis Sensation Reveals Her Inspiration (Photos) 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC bashhh.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009 .
  • American teen Melanie Oudin upsets Jelena Jankovic - cleveland.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: General]
  • Melanie Oudin continues surprising run at U.S. Open with victory over Nadia Petrova -New Jersey Sports - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]
  • American Melanie Oudin, ranked 124th, stuns former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon, joins Williams sisters in fourth round - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]
  • Updated 5:57 p.m.: Down but not out, Melanie Oudin rallies again at US Open - cleveland.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: News]

Contents

Personal life

.Oudin is of French descent and has a twin sister, Katherine, and a younger sister, Christina.^ In the stands, her twin sister Katherine broke down.
  • Melanie Oudin continues surprising run at U.S. Open with victory over Nadia Petrova -New Jersey Sports - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ Oudin has a twin sister who plays tennis at an Atlanta high school .
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC images.si.com [Source type: General]

^ Even Grandma -- who encouraged Melanie and twin sister Katherine to take up tennis -- might make the overseas trip to see Oudin face No.
  • American Melanie Oudin, ranked 124th, stuns former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon, joins Williams sisters in fourth round - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

[5] .She was home schooled from seventh grade on so that she could have more time for tennis practice, but admits envying her twin sister's experiences at a regular school.^ I decided to be home-schooled in seventh grade at 13.
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC images.si.com [Source type: General]

^ The 17-year-old has been home-schooled since the seventh grade .
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC images.si.com [Source type: General]

^ Oudin has a twin sister who plays tennis at an Atlanta high school .
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: General]
  • Melanie Oudin discusses Wimbledon qualifying, home schooling - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC images.si.com [Source type: General]

[6] She says her idol is Justine Henin because "she proved you don't have to be tall to win things."[7] Her grandmother inspired her and her sister to play tennis when she gave them racquets and lessons when they were young.[8]

Playing Style

.Oudin is a defensive baseliner, or "counter puncher". Oudin relies on her speed to get balls back over the other side of the net that would normally be winners.^ Oudin is electrifying the other side.
  • Updated 5:57 p.m.: Down but not out, Melanie Oudin rallies again at US Open - cleveland.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: News]

^ That was not remotely the case for Oudin, who started playing at 8 when her grandmother, Joan Robertson , would take her to the local court with a bucket of balls.
  • American teenager Melanie Oudin stuns No. 4 Elena Dementieva at U.S. Open 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nydailynews.com [Source type: News]
  • American teenager Melanie Oudin stuns No. 4 Elena Dementieva at U.S. Open 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC origin.nydailynews.com [Source type: News]

^ Washington - At any Grand Slam where Melanie Oudin wasn't becoming a star, any of these other women would make a fine story.
  • MELANIE OUDIN 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC ccchosting.nl [Source type: General]

.Oudin's best shot is her forehand, which she can hit with power.^ After hitting a forehand to the corner for her 19th and final winner on match point, Oudin threw her racket in the air.
  • Updated 5:57 p.m.: Down but not out, Melanie Oudin rallies again at US Open - cleveland.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: News]

^ Melanie Oudin does not possess the Sharapova-Dementieva driving power shots but she moves well, crushes short balls and hits sharp down the line winners.
  • Ms. Melanie Oudin Does it - Downs Maria Sharapova 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.usopen4u.com [Source type: General]

Oudin also has an effective backhand slice that keeps the ball low. Oudin has also been praised for her mental toughness. .Oudin's main weaknesses are her serves and that she makes many of unforced errors, in contrast to most defensive baseliners who usually rely on consistency.^ Sharapova missed the mark plenty, compiling 63 unforced errors, 19 more than Oudin.
  • MELANIE OUDIN: Maria Sharapova Upset By 17-Year-Old American At US Open 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Melanie Oudin stuns Maria Sharapova and John Isner beats Andy Roddick at U.S. Open | StarTribune.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.startribune.com [Source type: General]

^ She committed 37 unforced errors, but insisted she did not hand the victory to Oudin.
  • Deseret News | Believe: Melanie Oudin, 17, pulls upset at U.S. Open 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.deseretnews.com [Source type: News]
  • 17-year-old Oudin pulls upset at US Open | upset, new, year - Sports - TheMonitor.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.themonitor.com [Source type: General]

^ She also took advantage of three unforced errors and a double-fault from her 27-year-old opponent, who was trying to make her third Open quarterfinal.
  • Updated 5:57 p.m.: Down but not out, Melanie Oudin rallies again at US Open - cleveland.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: News]

Professional career

.Oudin turned professional in February 2008.[9] In April 2008 she received a wildcard at the WTA tournament in Miami where she lost in the first round to Tathiana Garbin in three sets.^ Oudin improved to 6-1 at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open this year when she's lost the first set.
  • Updated 5:57 p.m.: Down but not out, Melanie Oudin rallies again at US Open - cleveland.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: News]

^ This was not, after all, her first such upset at a major tournament: Oudin reached the fourth round at Wimbledon by beating former No.

^ Oudin lost the first set of her opening qualifying match, and also dropped the first set in each of her first two main-draw matches, against 29th-seeded Sybille Bammer and 74th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova.
  • American Melanie Oudin, ranked 124th, stuns former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon, joins Williams sisters in fourth round - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

[10] .In August, Oudin received a wild card into her first Grand Slam main draw at the U.S. Open.^ I'm in my first quarterfinal of a Grand Slam.
  • Melanie Oudin continues surprising run at U.S. Open with victory over Nadia Petrova -New Jersey Sports - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ Oudin lost the first set of her opening qualifying match, and also dropped the first set in each of her first two main-draw matches, against 29th-seeded Sybille Bammer and 74th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova.
  • American Melanie Oudin, ranked 124th, stuns former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon, joins Williams sisters in fourth round - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ And certainly not when Melanie lost her first two Grand Slam matches.

She was defeated by Australian Jessica Moore 7–6 7–6. In October that year, Oudin participated in the 2008 Bell Challenge in Quebec City. In the first round, she defeated 3rd seed Sybille Bammer 6–4 3–6 7–5. In the second round, she defeated Russian Olga Puchkova 6–1 7–6. Reaching her first WTA quarterfinals, she was defeated by 6th seed Bethanie Mattek 7–6 6–1.
.Oudin began 2009 by qualifying for the main draw of the Australian Open.^ Oudin lost the first set of her opening qualifying match, and also dropped the first set in each of her first two main-draw matches, against 29th-seeded Sybille Bammer and 74th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova.
  • American Melanie Oudin, ranked 124th, stuns former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon, joins Williams sisters in fourth round - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ After her three qualifying wins, she has now racked up 2 main draw wins at the oldest tournament in the world.
  • Melanie Oudin - New Teenage Superstar | Wimbledon Tennis 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.wimbledon-tennis.com [Source type: General]

^ GRAPEFEST 2009 GRAPEVINE TX Melanie Oudin has to be the story of the 2009 us Open to this point.

She was then defeated in the first round by Akgul Amanmuradova 6–1 6–4.
.At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships Oudin entered as a qualifier.^ By Steven Wine - Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — The light was fading, and American qualifier Melanie Oudin's lead at Wimbledon was disappearing, too.
  • Fifth Third winner Oudin advances at Wimbledon - Sports - Kentucky.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.kentucky.com [Source type: News]

^ Melanie Oudin Does it - Downs Maria Sharapova US Open 2009 US Open Tennis Championship Live coverage, match analysis and news.
  • Ms. Melanie Oudin Does it - Downs Maria Sharapova 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.usopen4u.com [Source type: General]

^ Not all that surprising, when you consider that a year ago, Oudin entered the junior event at Wimbledon -- seeded No.
  • American Melanie Oudin, ranked 124th, stuns former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon, joins Williams sisters in fourth round - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

.Oudin defeated #29 Sybille Bammer in three sets in the first round and Yaroslava Shvedova in three sets in the second.^ Sybille Bammer AUT (29) .
  • The Championships, Wimbledon 2009 - Grand Slam Tennis - Official Site by IBM 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC 2009.wimbledon.org [Source type: General]

^ Oudin won in three sets.
  • Fifth Third winner Oudin advances at Wimbledon - Sports - Kentucky.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.kentucky.com [Source type: News]

^ Oudin lost the first set of her opening qualifying match, and also dropped the first set in each of her first two main-draw matches, against 29th-seeded Sybille Bammer and 74th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova.
  • American Melanie Oudin, ranked 124th, stuns former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon, joins Williams sisters in fourth round - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

In the third round, Oudin defeated world #6 Jelena Jankovic, 68–710 7–5 6–2. She lost to Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round, 6–4 7–5.
.At the 2009 U.S. Open, Oudin dominated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–2, 6–1. In the second round, she stunned fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva 5–7, 6–4, 6–3. The 70th-ranked Oudin then advanced to her second straight Grand Slam fourth round, upsetting Maria Sharapova 3–6, 6–4, 7–5. She then went on to beat Nadia Petrova 1–6, 7–6 (2), 6–3 for a place in the quarterfinals, coming back from the first set down for a 3rd straight match.^ Melanie Oudin advanced to the US Open quarterfinals with another ...

^ Oudin improved to 6-1 at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open this year when she's lost the first set.
  • Updated 5:57 p.m.: Down but not out, Melanie Oudin rallies again at US Open - cleveland.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: News]

^ Georgia Native Melanie Oudin upset both Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

She became the youngest American tennis player to play in the quarterfinals since Serena Williams in 1999. She lost to the ninth seeded 19 year-old Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the quarterfinals 6–2, 6–2.

Fed Cup

.Oudin played number two singles for the United States' Fed Cup match against Argentina in February 2009, losing her first match against Gisela Dulko but winning the second match against Betina Jozami in 3 sets.^ Who ever thought Melanie Oudin could win that second set?
  • Melanie Oudin - Cinderella Does it Again 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.usopen4u.com [Source type: General]

^ For the third straight match, Oudin dropped the first set.
  • Melanie Oudin continues surprising run at U.S. Open with victory over Nadia Petrova -New Jersey Sports - NJ.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: General]

^ Oudin wins first career US Open match .
  • The US Open 2009 - Grand Slam Tennis - Official Site by IBM 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.usopen.org [Source type: General]

[11] .In November 2009, Oudin lost against Flavia Pennetta in the championship round of the 2009 Fed Cup.^ Melanie Oudin - Cinderella Does it Again US Open 2009 US Open Tennis Championship Live coverage, match analysis and news.
  • Melanie Oudin - Cinderella Does it Again 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.usopen4u.com [Source type: General]

^ Story continues below advertisement A year ago, Oudin was ranked 221st and lost in the first round in New York.
  • MELANIE OUDIN: Maria Sharapova Upset By 17-Year-Old American At US Open 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A year ago, Oudin was ranked 221st and lost in the first round in New York.
  • Melanie Oudin stuns Maria Sharapova and John Isner beats Andy Roddick at U.S. Open | StarTribune.com 20 September 2009 17:37 UTC www.startribune.com [Source type: General]

[12]

Career titles

Singles (3)

Legend
ITF Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 21, 2008 ITF / Lexington, Kentucky Hard United States Carly Gullickson 6-4, 6-2
2. May 10, 2009 ITF / Indian Harbour Beach, Florida Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
3. May 17, 2009 ITF / Raleigh, North Carolina Clay United States Lindsay Lee-Waters 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Grand Slam performance timeline

Tournament 2008 2009 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A 1R 0-1
French Open A A 0-0
Wimbledon A 4R 3-1
U.S. Open 1R QF 4-2

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