Former quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin was one of the wild cards named to the 2012 U.S. Open.
American tennis fans are looking for that next Cinderella Story. Remember Melanie Oudin’s exciting run to the quarterfinals in 2009? On Tuesday afternoon, we were treated to someone who just may fill that role.
Eyes were on Kim Clijsters, Andy Murray and a hurricane named Earl as play began Friday under gray skies at the US Open.
Maria Sharapova’s next match at the US Open will come against 18-year-old Beatrice Capra, the 371st-ranked American who, with a win in that third-round match, would be one step closer to becoming the 2010 version of Melanie Oudin.
Melanie Oudin, the 18-year-old from Marietta, Ga., needed just 56 minutes to beat Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-3, 6-0.