Can Melanie Oudin be the next Meghann Shaughnessy?
I am curious because there seems to be no middle class in the US. And I don't expect Oudin to get to #1 .Either you are #1, or you don't win. From 2000-2009, you had Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Jennifer and Monica. But if you werent #1, chances became few and far between. Non #1 US winners.
2000-Raymond, Shaughnessy, Rubin
2002-Raymond, Craybas, Rubin
2003-Shaughnessy, Raymond, Rubin
US Tennis needs a successful mid level player.