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5-6 . Now she'll have to break to stay in the match.

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2 MPs Errani...

Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale

Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Brengle ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Lepchenko ~ Falconi ~ Chirico ~ Crawford ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~ Bellis ~ Ahn
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Dammit. 6-3 3-6 5-7

She really let this one get away from her.

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Mel

You really should have won this one.

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^ Yep. I'm really scared of what's to come this year. I think we are in for a rough road the next couple months as Mel deals with the pressure and playing consistently at Tour Level.

Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale

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Wasted opportunity

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
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^ Yep. I'm really scared of what's to come this year. I think we are in for a rough road the next couple months as Mel deals with the pressure and playing consistently at Tour Level.

Yeah, i'm sure whats going on with her parents isn't helping either .

I'm praying she gets a good draw at the USO . Even winning just one rnd at the AO would be a positive step in the right direction .
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Mel right in the middle:
http://www.hobartinternational.com.a...-day-2-gallery

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
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Old from USO:

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
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Article I found in GM:
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Australian Open - Melanie Oudin eyeing number one spot

Reuters - Tue, 12 Jan 09:22:00 2010
Buzz Up!

Reaching the peak of your sport is a lofty ambition but diminutive American teenager Melanie Oudin has targeted becoming women's world number one.

The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakout year in 2009 en route to reaching the second week of two Grand Slams but the world number 48 hopes to improve further.

"My all-time goal is to be number one in the world one day," Oudin said ahead of the Australia Open, which begins on Monday.

"I don't know how long that will take or if I will get there but I am going to try."

"As for this year, the goals I have set for myself in rankings is to get to the top 32 by the French Open, so I am seeded, and then by the US Open, into the top 20.

"I think that's pretty realistic, especially as I can finally play as many tournaments as I want now I am 18."

At just 1.68 metres tall, Oudin is small by today's standards in the women's game but what she lacks in height she compensates for with strong groundstrokes and a fearless, never-say-die attitude.

As a qualifier at Wimbledon last year, she beat Serbian sixth seed Jelena Jankovic on the way to reaching the fourth round.

She followed that up at the US Open, where she stunned Russians Elena Dementieva, Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova to storm into the quarter-finals.

"I've had an unbelievable past two grand slams, when I hadn't won a round in a grand slam before Wimbledon," Oudin said.

But for all the positive comments about her play that Oudin enjoyed at the US Open, it was tempered by intrusion into her family life.

"Anything that happened to me those two weeks of the Open was out there," she said.

"I didn't get kicked out of my hotel (as one story claimed), we just moved hotels and it became this huge story - it was like the number one thing on (search engine) Google.

"I was like, 'what the heck?'. I don't know why people would be so interested in that."

But despite the extra attention gained from the US Open, Oudin was keen to stress that her new found fame had not changed her.

"I'm in the public eye now and have gained a lot of attention just from one tournament, which is pretty crazy to me, but I'm still the same person.

"The only thing that's changed is that people recognise me more and think of me as someone famous. I don't think of myself like that at all."

And the American is confident she can continue her impressive grand slam performances and build on her display in Melbourne last year.

"Well, last year I qualified and lost first round, so I can only go up from that, which is good."
Reuters

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
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I think it's good for her to have goals

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
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I think it's good for her to have goals
i do too. i'm glad that mel is really motivated and hope she has a great season.

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I'm so glad that Mel shows the strong desire to maximise her potential.

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R1: Melanie Oudin vs. Alla Kudryavtseva! Go MEL!

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Ala is by no means an easy draw, but Mel should be able to pull out the win if she plays up to her capabilities
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