USTA Announces Tournaments for French Open Wild Card Challenge

(April 3, 2014) The USTA announced the tournaments for the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge, which utilizes the USTA Pro Circuit to award wild cards into the French Open. Three women’s events will be hosted in Dothan, Ala., Charlottesville, Va., and Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and three men’s events will take place in Sarasota, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Tallahassee...
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Steve Johnson, Sachia Vickery Earn Main Draw Wild Cards into 2014 Australian Open

Steve Johnson (December 22, 2013) NORCROSS, Ga. – Steve Johnson and Sachia Vickery each earned main draw wild cards into January’s Australian Open by winning a tournament they almost didn’t play.   Vickery, 18, defeated fellow 18-year old Victoria Duval, 6-2, 6-3, while Johnson, 23, defeated 22-year old Tennys Sandgren, 4-6, 6-3, 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-1, in Sunday’s finals of the...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Oudin dealing with muscle condition, may miss Australian Open

Usually at this point in the offseason, pro tennis player Melanie Oudin is putting in at least six hours a day of court time and fitness work. Right now, as the 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist recovers from a muscle-damaging condition she says caused her arms to swell ''like balloons,'' Oudin is under doctor's orders to limit herself to one hour a day of running...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Oudin says she has muscle-damaging condition

Surprise 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN) says she has a muscle-damaging condition that may be caused by intense exertion. Oudin has written on her Twitter feed that her ''off season is a little paused at the moment'' because of the ailment, called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-uh-sis), and she is ''doing everything possible for a speedy...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

American Allie Kiick Stuns Mealnie Oudin at the Women’s Pro Classic

Photo by Mauricio Paiz (November 6, 2013) CAPTIVA, FLORIDA – Wednesday’s matches and line-up of American tennis stars playing at the Women’s Pro Classic turned out to be an exciting day of tennis on Captiva at the South Seas Island Resort with local Lauren Embree, Melanie Oudin, Victoria Duval and Taylor Townsend all in action on Wednesday.   Getting things underway this morning...
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Women’s Pro Tennis Debuts in Captiva at the Women’s Pro Classic

(November 3, 2013) CAPTIVA, FLORIDA – Women’s professional tennis officially made its debut in Captiva, Florida, today when play got underway for the Singles Qualifying Draw of the Women’s Pro Classic at South Seas Island Resort. A $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Event, it is the last one on the USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Calendar for 2013 and the final opportunity for players...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Melanie Oudin Captures Party Rock Open Title

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 29, 2013) – Melanie Oudin captured her seventh overall career singles titles, sixth USTA $50,000 Pro Circuit event and first Party Rock Open with an exciting three-set win over fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe on Sunday at the Darling Tennis Center. Traditionally not a fast starter, the 22-year-old Oudin from Marietta, Ga., was […]
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

CoCo Vandeweghe to Meet Melanie Oudin for Party Rock Open Title

  LAS VEGAS (Sept. 28, 2013) – Las Vegas loves the No. 21, and on Saturday night at the Party Rock Open the Vegas tennis fans celebrated with 21-year-old Southern Californian CoCo Vandeweghe, who shuffled into the final round of Redfoo’s USTA Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit event with a dominating 6-1, 6-3 win over Georgia’s […]
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Seed Flipkens is Ousted in Québec City

  CHALLENGE BELL Québec City, Canada September 9-15, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Singles – First Round Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (1) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 63 61 (2) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (Q) Melanie Oudin (USA) 76(5) 57 62 (3/WC) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 63 62 (4) Bethanie […]
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Quebec City – Monday Schedule

CHALLENGE BELL Québec City, Canada September 9-15, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Order Of Play – Monday, September 9, 2013 Court Bell (from 11.00hrs) 1. Melanie Oudin vs. Madison Brengle (Singles Q Final) 2. Christina McHale vs. Tamira Paszek (NB 12.00hrs) 3. Mallory Burdette vs. Marina Erakovic 4. Dabrowski/Fichman vs. Barrois/Daniilidou 5. Aleksandra Wozniak vs....
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Monday Gallery: Kerber, Stephens, Johnson and More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday action at the Citi Open took place over five courts, with the last ball being played just before midnight, earning American Melanie Oudin a spot in the second round. Players roamed, stretched, practice and played all over the grounds, including Angelique Kerber, David Goffin, Steve Johnson, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Dmitry Tursunov, Radek Stepanek, Juan Martin...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sock, Baker, Oudin Lead Strong Men’s and Women’s Fields for Citi Open Qualifying

WASHINGTON (July 23, 2013) A very strong and deep field of players will compete for a spot in the ATP and WTA main draws at the Citi Open’s qualifying rounds, held July 27 and 28 at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. First round match play begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with National Parks Community Day, featuring fun family activities held throughout...
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WTA Birmingham Gallery: Monday and Tuesday with Bouchard, Keys, Jovanovski

(June 11, 2013) The WTA event in Birmingham kicks off the grass season this week, and first round notable winners from Monday and Tuesday include Madison Keys, Bojana Jovanovski and qualifiers Alison Riske and Maria Sanchez. Also in today’s gallery: Eugenie Bouchard, Anne Keothavong, Yulia Putintseva, Tara Moore, Melanie South, and Melanie Oudin who was the defending champion...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Oudin's Aegon defense ends quickly

Melanie Oudin's defense of her Aegon Classic title lasted only 57 minutes Monday, with the American losing 6-3, 6-1 to Croatian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round. The 80th-ranked Oudin struggled in cold and windy conditions in Birmingham, central England, failing to handle the dominant serve of Tomljanovic. The Croat will play top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens. Tomljanovic...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Defending Champ Oudin Falls in First Round of Birmingham

(June 10, 2013) It took last year’s Birmingham champion Melanie Oudin less than hour to fall to qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round. The American bested Jelena Jankovic in last year’s final for her only WTA crown. Three seed were knocked out of the AEGON Classic first round – Eighth seed Maria Joao Koehler, [...]
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Oudin's defense ends in 1st round at Aegon Classic

Melanie Oudin's defense of her Aegon Classic title lasted only 57 minutes Monday, with the American losing 6-3, 6-1 to Croatian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round. The 80th-ranked Oudin struggled in cold and windy conditions in Birmingham, central England, failing to handle the dominant serve of Tomljanovic. The Croat will play top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens. Tomljanovic...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Birmingham – Monday Schedule

AEGON CLASSIC Birmingham, England June 10-16, 2013 $235,000/International Grass/Outdoors Order Of Play - Monday, June 10, 2013 Ann Jones Centre Court (from 11.00hrs) 1. Melanie Oudin vs. Ajla Tomljanovic 2. Anne Keothavong vs. Alison Riske 3. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Bojana Jovanovski 4. Melanie South vs. Magdalena Rybarikova Court 1 (from 11.00hrs) 1. Tsvetana Pironkova vs. [...]
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Women leading the way for USA

Often-criticized American tennis is showing fire early on the red clay of Roland Garros. Top-seeded Serena Williams rolling along at the French Open is no surprise -- even though she lost in the first round last year and hasn't won this title since 2012 -- but she's certainly not the only US player off to a good start. Jamie Hampton continued a strong clay-court run with...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Oudin, Mattek-Sands, US women 6-1 on Paris Day 2

Success on the Grand Slam stage, and everything that went with it, probably came too quickly for Melanie Oudin, a surprise quarterfinalist at the 2009 U.S. Open at age 17. She realizes that now. She accepts it. And she's ready to add to her resume - excited to be part of a group of young American women who appear to be on the rise together. Oudin reached the second round at...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mayo Hibi Captures ASICS Easter Bowl

Mayo Hibi (Dave Kenas / ASICS Easter Bowl) RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 13, 2013) – Mayo Hibi completed the ITF Carson-ASICS Easter Bowl double on Saturday, concluding a dominating two weeks of tennis with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Tornado Ali Black. “I surprised myself that I was able to pull off the Easter Bowl after winning Carson,” said Hibi, who joins Krista Hardebeck (2010...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

ASICS Easter Bowl: Girls’ 18s Finals and Boys’ 18s Semis Set

Mayo Hibi (Photo credit: Neal Trousdale) RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 12, 2013) – Mayo Hibi has had quite an impressive run in her return to junior tennis over the past two weeks. The Irvine 17-year-old is just one win away from taking the impressive back-to-back ITF double of winning Carson and the ASICS Easter Bowl as she takes on 14-year-old Tornado Ali Black in the Girls...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Junior Tennis: ASICS Easter Bowl Begins

Junior player Mackenzie McDonald looking for a title repeat (Credit: Bob Kenas / Easter Bowl) RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 6, 2013) – UCLA recruit Mackenzie McDonald will attempt to become the first boys’ 18s back-to-back winner since Grey King in 1971-72 as the 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl, the nation’s elite junior tennis tournament, begins on Sunday. The ASICS Easter Bowl...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Curse of the Stars and Stripes

Sloane Stephens is the latest American to struggle under the weight of media expectations. It’s no secret that tennis is considered a niche sport in the United States. Mainstream American sports media does little to cater to the tennis fan base unless it has to or they have a narrative to sell. Therefore, the presence and popularity of tennis in the United States will always be...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Charleston Tuesday Gallery: Williams, Jankovic, Lisicki and more

CHARLESTON, SC (April 2, 2013) — Tennis Grandstand photographer Christopher Levy captured all the action from the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday, including players Serena Willaims, Andrea Petkovic, Jelena Jankovic, Melanie Oudin, Sabine Lisicki, Lucie Sararova, Yulia Putintseva, Jessica Pegula, Anna Tatishvili and Kristina Mladenovic. [Show as slideshow] ...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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