Tennis phenom Melanie Oudin of the U.S demonstrates her grit and determination during her 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over tennis hottie Maria Sharapova of Russia in the 3rd round of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on Saturday (September 5).
The 17-year-old phenom fought like a champion and overcame the former U.S. Open Champion in the tough third set. Melanie wears her signature pink and yellow Adidas sneakers which has the word “Believe” on it, to motivate her on the court. She said, “I can compete with these top girls. And if I believe in myself, and my game, then I can beat them!”
Mel takes on 13th seed Nadia Petrova in the fourth round on Monday, with a spot in the quarterfinals up for grabs.
Good luck Melanie!
UPDATE: Melanie just won her match against Nadia with a score of 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3.
“I’m so happy to be in my first quarterfinal Grand Slam ever!” Oudin said after the match.
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