Young American Melanie Oudin makes her move on the WTA Tour
Wilson player Melanie Oudin is making her way on the WTA Tour.
Last week, Oudin used her [K]Blade Tour to defeat world #26 Aleksandra Wozniak en route to reach the Round of 16 of singles at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.
Melanie called it one of the top two highlights of her upstart career “This is my biggest result to date,” she said. “As my confidence continues to build, it is great to know that I have equipment and a racket that I love to play with,” says Oudin. “The [K]Blade Tour is a great balance between power and control and it has helped me accomplish my best result to date.” After a highly successful junior career, where she rose to No. 2 on the ITF Junior rankings, Oudin turned professional in February 2008 at age 16.
In her first year on tour, Oudin won her first pro event at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Challenger in Lexington and continued her early success on the WTA Tour when she reached her first WTA singles quarterfinal at the 2008 Bell Challenge in Quebec City.
“Melanie has made fantastic strides in her game and we look forward to watching her reach her full potential in the years to come,” says Wilson Americas Tour Manager Adam Schaechterle.
This year she has continued to make her way up the ranks. Oudin started off 2009 by qualifying for the main draw of the Australian Open. In February Fed Cup action, Melanie played a pivotal role in the United States win over Argentina which led to the United States Fed Cup semifinals berth.
“It’s fun to compete at this level and to know that I have a great team behind me,” says Oudin. “I look forward to competing for a finals spot.” Fed Cup semifinals action starts tomorrow when the United States takes on the Czech team in Brno, Czech Republic.
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