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US Open News: Meet "Little Miss Upset"

US Open News: Meet "Little Miss Upset"

American Melanie Oudin has been christened with the nickname "Little Miss Upset" and this is not because of whiny antics on the court.

The nickname is inspired by Oudin's unexpected wins. The unseeded 17-year-old beat champion Maria Sharapova earlier last week as well as many seeded players, most recently Nadia Petrova in three sets. Of her Labor Day match, Oudin remarked: "It was tough because she (Petrova) was all over me. I could have easily lost. I just kept fighting."

Melanie hails from Marietta, GA and learned the game, alongside her twin sister, from her grandmother. Sharapova and Serena Williams both gave high compliments to Oudin, who is considered short in stature reaching only five foot six inches. Williams, who won her first major title at the US Open at 17, said, "I love how she’s a real big fighter and she never gives up." I like that she is adding some excitement to the game. Are you watching the Open? Who are you rooting for?

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Feesje Feesje 7 years
I'm rooting for Clijsters (and Wickmayer)!! Belgium, baby!
syako syako 7 years
I watched the match yesterday and it was so exciting!! She's got some spunk in her for sure. I can't wait to see how far she gets.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Her boyfriend is 15. Yep. 15. Its sad to me that in women's tennis, if you aren't pro in your teenage years, you're pretty much over the hill.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Her boyfriend is 15. Yep. 15.Its sad to me that in women's tennis, if you aren't pro in your teenage years, you're pretty much over the hill.
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