World No.70 Melanie Oudin upset fourth seed Elena Dementieva 5-7 6-4 6-3 in the second round of the US Open.
The American 17-year-old had never before this week won a US Open match. Actually, her first wins at a Grand Slam came at this year’s Wimbledon, when she impressively reached the fourth round.
Dementieva was one of the favorites for the title, but instead Oudin handed the Russian her joint-earliest ever exit at the US Open.
Oudin’s opponent in the third round will be either three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova or another US teenager Christina McHale.
Additional info: Melanie Oudin is sporting the one-of-a-kind adidas Barricade V’s (pictured) that she personally designed for her US Open campaign. (photo via Sony Ericsson WTA Tour)