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Article: Melanie Oudin booted from her hotel

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U.S. Open star Oudin now needs security

It appears Marietta tennis star Melanie Oudin is a victim of her own unlikely success.

The U.S. Open quarterfinalist was booted from her Times Square hotel because her reservation was up, Sports Business Journal is reporting. Apparently the 17-year-old didn't expect to be staying in New York so long.

Her agent, BEST Tennis President John Tobias, through the company's travel agent, Sport Travel, quickly got her into the Intercontinental. "Obviously, we will not be sending any of our players back to that hotel, Tobias told the Sports Business Journal.

On top of that, she's been forced to use security guards to navigate hordes of autograph-seekers on her way to the practice courts, the Associated Press reported. Crowds gather in the lobby of her hotel. A photo op in Times Square got rowdy. The three major networks all sent crews to interview her after her upset win Monday over Nadia Petrova.

Even her twin sister may be putting pressure on her.

"Right now, I think she'll play Serena [Williams] in the finals," Katherine Oudin said, "and we're not going anywhere until that happens."

Oudin plays Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday night. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
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Poor girl. She must be feeling so much pressure and expectation, i hope her coaches are trying to keep her away from as much of it as possible. I hope she has a mature head on those shoulders.

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Right now, I think she'll play Serena [Williams] in the finals," Katherine Oudin said, "and we're not going anywhere until that happens."
Wow, the twin sister is very confident in her sister's abitlity to beat Caroline.

Watch out, I say the expression "arrogant american" is just arounf the corner now.

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I think everyone needs to calm down.

And I'm surprised about the hotel thing; that wasn't exactly very flexible or economical on their part.

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looks like she is confident serena will beat kim.

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Poor girl. She must be feeling so much pressure and expectation, i hope her coaches are trying to keep her away from as much of it as possible. I hope she has a mature head on those shoulders.
From I heard, her coach will make sure she is level headed and grounded.

Having said that, he sure cannot control family members who may unknowingly ramp up the pressure on Oudin, thnking it is their way of supporting her.

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I think everyone needs to calm down.

And I'm surprised about the hotel thing; that wasn't exactly very flexible or economical on their part.
It is also a bad PR move. At least in the short run.

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Will she sleep on the street now ?

Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
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Will she sleep on the street now ?
I am sure hotels are fighting to giveher rooms or even a suite.

It will give her exposure and free publicity.

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I am sure hotels are fighting to giveher rooms or even a suite.

It will give her exposure and free publicity.
Since JJ booked her room apartment in NYC for 2 weeks, I think she should invite Oudin to sleep over.

Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
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Wow, the twin sister is very confident in her sister's abitlity to beat Caroline.


Watch out, I say the expression "arrogant american" is just arounf the corner now.
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I think everyone needs to calm down.

And I'm surprised about the hotel thing; that wasn't exactly very flexible or economical on their part.
I'm quite sure that if they could have extended her reservation they would have. it probably would have meant cancelling someone else's reservations possibly and that wouldn't have been fair. her agent needs to stop being so dramatic and her sister needs to stop trying to jinx serena.

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Since JJ booked her room apartment in NYC for 2 weeks, I think she should invite Oudin to sleep over.
JJ must have left a long time ago. Somehow, I don't think the conversation will go that well.

Hey, "Miss No Weapon", do you need a nice room? I have some time left I have to go.


I am just curious, if a player has an early exit, does s/he get reimbursment from the hotel ans if s/he wishes to leave before her time is up?
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Wow, the twin sister is very confident in her sister's abitlity to beat Caroline.

Watch out, I say the expression "arrogant american" is just arounf the corner now.
wow when others talk abut huge expectations for their relatives like Richard has done since 1997 those comments are "great" but when others say it they are "arrogant".

Anyway this girl wont reach the final, she is losing today.

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"Right now, I think she'll play Serena [Williams] in the finals," Katherine Oudin said, "and we're not going anywhere until that happens."
Who does her sister think she is? Richard Williams?




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