Tenaciously Tennis

Oudin Out in Style, Poses for Tennis Magazine

Numerous tournaments are well underway on the tennis circuit with one particular semifinal match catching my attention: Elena Dementieva’s defeat of American Melanie Oudin at the Paris Indoors Tournament.

Oudin’s success, and strong show against Dementieva, sparks interest for her developing future. In fact, the young Georgian recently posed for the cover of Tennis Magazine.
While she faded out of the Australian Open to Alla Kudryavstava much earlier than expected, big things are coming for the US Open quarterfinalist much sooner than expected.

After her debilitating loss, which should have ended in her favor given the vast lead she secured, things were looking down for Oudin. However, with two wins over France in Fed Cup over Pauline Parmentier 6-4, 6-4 and Julie Coin 7-6(3), 6-4 combined with the semifinal run in Paris, the teenager just might be ready to take on the red clay of the French Open.

It seemed likely that the expectations were getting to her after the surprise US Open run, but Oudin truly does believe, and has what it takes.


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