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Uranus
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
Well, sounds like there really is a very promising youngster among US girls :rocker2:.

Keegan
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
YES YES YES YES YES!!
Hopefully Sharapova can win today, and have a chance against Oudin to go through to the 4R!

And Melanie made a new fan. :D She played some awesome tennis!


Now I've realised Dementieva is out, I'm actually kinda sad too. But I'm hoping this means well for Sharapova.

RenaSlam.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
The Future!

Dawson.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
I just continue to be impressed. Awesome performance from Oudin, so clean of both wings with great consistency and accuracy. Good footwork and impeccable attitude - a real star in the making. Surprising too, considering some posters here were saying she would never break 100 at the beginning of the year :spit:

Well done Melanie :yeah: Cannot wait to see how she develops over the next year or so.
Elena :shrug: just outplayed on the day, I suppose. Nothing much she could have done differently.

Ciarán
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
So impressed. Well done Melanie, fantastic stuff :worship:

cellophane
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
Embarrassing :o

Sean.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
:worship: What an amazing match! Great play from the American.
:hug: Lena

Vaidisova
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Congrats Melanie!

Elena :lol:

SloKid
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
YES YES YES YES YES!!
Hopefully Sharapova can win today and then go into the 4R!!

And Melanie made a new fan. :D
Why exactly is Elena in your signature? :confused:

RR-87
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
she will never win a slam

retire please

WowWow
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Oh Elena!

mr_burns
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
heartbreaking

Expat
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
where are all the jokers who think elena can win a slam

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Lena :haha: :tape: :wavey:
Oudin :eek: :bolt: :worship:
First JJ, now Lena.:worship:

Hashim.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Elena:o:sad:
so dissappointing...:shrug:

alwayshingis
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Mel Oudin :bounce: :bounce:

Miss Amor
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Whoa :speakles:

Brena
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
there. is. no. God.

M.P
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
mommy Vear don't come anymore !!!

Mikey.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Deary me.

Elenarulez
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Elena Suckmentieva :)

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Lena was moving closer to back fence as match went on :help:

hopeless tactics

DragonFlame
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
What a pathetic/immature third set from elena. All the experience on her side, and failed on serve like always. Serving like shit, making so many forehand errors... She broke back every time to get back on serve but every servicegame she was down 0-30 on her own serve because she started with 2 errors. Again she fails against a grinder. I just don´t get it with her... You'd think with her experience she'd know what to do in such a situation, oudin was even crying at 1-3 for godsakes. Elena deserves a big fuck you for today.

Well done oudin, you did great! Congrats! :bounce:

Elwin.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
I'm devestated :hysteric: I'm so sad for Lena :hug: :sobbing:

Melanie played out of her mind. Great match so she really deserved it !

darkangel23
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Melanie :woohoo::worship:
Now take out Sharapova, I'd be pissed if she could reach the SF without defeating somebody of Top 10!

Lena :hug:
Don't know what to say really...

Langers
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Wow! What an insane talent.

She is ridiculously good, and at 17, just wow. :eek:

:worship:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
fantastic match...well done melanie!!!

#1SteffiGraf#1
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
FOLLOW THAT UP JJ!!!!! NOW SHOW US YOUR WEAPONS!!! :weirdo:

Broseghini
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
OMG :sad:

John.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Awesome performance from Mel :worship:

Elena :hug: I feel so bad for her and for her fans

jade001
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
NEW FAN OF THIS GIRL:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:
DEMENTIEVA YOU SUCKS:tape::help:

Temperenka
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Holy sh*t. Seriously. I didn't think she could do this. :sobbing: She is quickly going from a favorite of mine to a HUGE favorite of mine.

She has great fight.. great attitude. Truly a great personality for this sport and for American tennis.

Mel :) :banana:

Vee Williams
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
It's one of those matches. What are the chances of her repeating this performance in the next round? Maria won't be as forgiving.

Kworb
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
End of a great career. Elena :inlove: nothing was working on a day that she needed to play well. :(

spiritedenergy
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Elena you are just not made for Slams:lol:

Melanie:worship:

Good luck next round, please win!:kiss:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
unfuckingbelievable....just wow.

Congrats to her! who would have imagined?!?

Elena :sobbing: :hug: :hug: :hug:

égalité
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
:speakles:

M.P
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
next sharapova cmon Oudin!

-jenks-
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Lena! :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :hug:

Such an unlucky draw! Even if she'd won today, she'd have to face Maria. :o

Great win for Oudin! She played out of her mind!

Marionated
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
I'm so disappointed Elena.

Szczecin
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
So depressed...


:sad:


Can't live...

Wilson_07
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
she reminds me alot of jennifer capriati. not only the physique, but also the great speed, groundstrokes and fighting spirit :D great match :worship: i just didn't like the comment from one tennis commentator who said "venus and serena who?" i'm very happy for oudin and i think she could be the next big thing for america in the future, but they're a bit overacting.
still an amazing performance from her :yeah:

zaidf
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Good match, well done Melanie! What does Max have to say about this?

Michael!
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Pathetic, just bad!
Probably already had the possible match against Maria in her stupid head :o

Even worse, free way for Maria now :o :weirdo:

saul1333
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Fucking joke Lena :o

She allowed Oudin to dictate play.

youizahoe
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
:inlove:

Dave.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Oh Elena :sad: Second early slam exit of 09 after such a solid 08. 2004 repeat but the opposite way. Disappointing. :(

Biggest upset so far. Congrats to Melanie, she definitely is an exciting prospect. :yeah: BEAT MARIA

Fantasy Hero
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Oudin is really bacoming the most interesting young girl around


anw i would have called that thread Oudin def. Lena the series was enough Dementieva :lol:

jefrilibra
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
First Bartoli, then Bammer, then Stosur and now Elena !!!!

The curse of the WS!:eek:

Galsen
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
wooow Melanie :) great
I wish you had play Safina :o

Olórin
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Elena :weirdo:

She played this match like it was the semi-finals of Toronto or something (which she incidentally played like it was a Grand Slam :rolleyes: )

Sharakim
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Oudin is the future of american tennis! What a fighter this kid is! I hope she does well in her career and becomes a major champion. Elena...you had a great summer season.

Golovinjured.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
:worship::worship::worship:


Oudin played like a TOP 10 player, unbelievable. That second set she barely missed, and I thought she'd cool off eventually but she maintained it until the end of the match.

Elena. :hug: There's not much more she could have done in my opinion. She needed to be more offensive, and she was very indecisive when coming forward - caught in no mans land a number of times - but it would have taken a mighty effort to beat Oudin today. The way she saved those first two MP's was :drool: though.

Match of the tournament so far for me, by miles.

I'm :speakles:.

Langers
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
What a pathetic immature third set from elena. Serving like shit, making so many forehand errors... Again she fails against a grinder. I just don´t get it with her...
Oudin a grinder? Get out. :rolleyes:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Oudin is the real deal. The future of American tennis

2moretogo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Oh Mel, I am so happy for you. So gutsy, so utterly gutsy. So many picked Lena as the eventual winner. Lawd Gosh, what can I say? Get some rest, you'll need it.

MagicMilan
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
OMFG :speakles:
A tough loss for Elena, I thought that this was her tournament :hug:

Libertango
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
OH MY GOD!

You have to say, Oudin won it, rather than Lena lost it. I wish more players had Mel's compettiive bravery in matches.

Lena :hug:

дalex
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Ugh, this little...is crushing dreams of the most tortured fanbases on this board! That ain't right! Lena fans :hug: :hug: :hug:

Congrats Mel, though. She really can play some amazing tennis.

lizchris
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
I saw Melanie play Jankovic at Wimbledon. I don't see any reason why she could not beat Sharaopva (should Sharapova win tonight).

olivero
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Hell YEAH!!!
what a performance from Mel. What a drama! :bowdown:
She impressed me at Wimbledon. I'm officially a new fan now.
Fantastic

the best upset so far at this US Open :inlove:

Roookie
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
no fucking way...can't believe this.

bellascarlett
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Elena!!! :sad: :sobbing:

What happened? I caught just the last three games...Damn Elena. This hurts. Heartbreaking loss. :awww: :hug:

SoClose
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Cant believe!!!
Bye bye Elena!!!
Oudin ure amazing!

Derek.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Wow, Melanie! :worship:

Fantastic play and effort! :yeah:

jonny84
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
What a damn shame. :(

is1531
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
YES YES YES YES YES!!
Hopefully Sharapova can win today and then go into the 4R!!

And Melanie made a new fan. :D

oooooooo Dan

Melanie consolidated in the 3rd set leading 1-0,Melanie prevailed in game 2 set 3 coming from behind at 15-40. That was the turning point of game 3 going up 2-0

Melanie was ahead 5-4 in the ist set, but Dimentieva took the next 3 games. Give Melanie credit for never losing her composure for winning set 2 and then withstanding the pressure to close out the match. Can you say Melanie? :) :bounce:

MisterMan
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Melanie is a little bitchy isnt' she ? Or am i thinking of someone else.

Blackeagle
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Fantastic display !

Galsen
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
dead @ the commentator
Venus , Serena who?

Tech1
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Keep it going Mel!!

Patrick345
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Omg a young talent coming through in a tight grand slam match. This wasn´t really about Dementieva playing poorly, but Oudin playing really well. I think she stands a great chance to beat Sharapova, if she can keep her composure again, in what will be a big night match.

hablo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Such a disappointing result for Dementieva. :rolleyes:

I was really hoping for a rematch with Sharpie.

Cakeisgood
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Miffedmaaaxxxx please tell me you're alright?????

2moretogo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Oh yeah, I love the shoes.

Noctis
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
:bowdown: Amazing Play :bowdown:
Melanie if you beat Maria :eek:

Elena will never win a slam :sad:

Dodoboy.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
US Open Series wasted on her :lol:

Sad, really. COMPLETELY unexpected but so glad for the American girls in this tournament, they are all doing so well!

But Elena :speakles: So shocked, so unexpected! WOW! Bounce back! So sad!

olivero
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Oh and I hope her leg is fine for the next round :unsure:

crazillo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Very one-dimensional match, but well-fought from Oudin.

Inger67
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Amazing, Melanie :)

BournemouthBoy
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
shame she's injured now, played amazing in round 1 also, could have caused major damage this week

Tennis_Stud
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
I can't believe it!

I love Dementieva... but Oudin played SO well today!

lilimi
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
elena :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:
congrats to oudin! :eek: american who's not only bashing balls and serving big :eek:
sharapova will win US Open :banana::D

Jean-Henri
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
That was cool :-)
Great win for Oudin.

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Lena :sad: :hug: Another great chance for a Slam title run eludes her.

But wow at Melanie! :bounce:

I watched her defeat Jankovic at Wimbledon and now this. She showed the real desire to win. Awesome! She might have to go on my favourites list.

joão.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Omg :weirdo: Lena! :o :sad: :hug: Wtf, I wanted you to lose but only in the next round :x
But Melanie played great, I hope Maria is ready for her if gets to the next round.

Black Mamba.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
http://i28.tinypic.com/2cfw1tu.gif

Tennisstar86
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Or Oudin can make the 4th round, this girl is LEGIT.... two big tournaments in a row, two BIG upsets...!!!!

viva11
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

i love lena... but this 17 year old just reminded me why i love tennis so much. i'm onto the oudin bandwagon, great play, finally a glimpse into the future of American tennis without the WS.

mickymouse
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Disappointed for Elena. But at the same time Oudin really earned this victory. This 17 year old really plays with a lot of heart.

danieln1
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Dementieva was the only one in the draw who could get Serena out... now the title is hers

Elena... no words, but Oudin played her best, and she´s not a pusher, like jankovic said, since she had more winners and was really aggresive
I want her to upset Sharapova in round 3

Libertango
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Lena looked shell-shocked, like she didn't know what'd hit her, toward the end. :hug:

Slutiana
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
Such an amazing fighter, and so intelligent! Love you Mel :inlove: Take Maria out now.

bellascarlett
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
Please tell me Elena played bad. :tears:

Vamos Feńa
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
was concerned about the score. Lena got the most toughest opponent for 2nd round.

Lena, too passive, always hitting to fh, why not to backhand? :help: I had some hopes but not too high. Oh well I'm not your fan for a month so I got used to it ;) but Mummy Vera needs to go away to Moscow and stay out of the court :fierce: :mad:

Melanie, well done, was the better player today and totally deserved it. Hats off. Though her c'mon pissed me off, sounded like Hewitt :o Now you'd better def Sharapova! or McHale ;)

Maharhar
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
Great win for Oudin.

And really impressed with her movement.

Cakeisgood
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:12 PM
I agree that this girl is very good, but the moment she hits a good server, it will be tough for her.

That said, Oudin, I have to say, I was even rooting for you a little in this case (if only because Maria may have an easier time).

Lena D, just not meant to be my darling. Better luck next time :(

Alex72
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:12 PM
:woohoo: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Volcana
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:12 PM
Oudin played like a TOP 10 player,Agreed. Don't think she has the athletics to take a slam, but absent injury, when all is said and done I think her career high ranking will be top ten.

OTOH, she's a seventeen-year with basically the entire universe rooting for here, ashe being what it is. Big match win. Now let's see big tournament win. Although ..... I'll take a Fed Cup title.

CloudAtlas
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:12 PM
Well done to Mel , but am so disappointed for Lena D :sobbing:

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
:rolls: Can you believe this? Beat Serena and Maria back to back to win Toronto and then this?!

Cp6uja
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
sad sad sad day

Elena has game and good shape to finally wins at slam.

Bad day in worst possible moment for veteran.

supergrunt
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
wowowowowowowowowowow

Feyd
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Too passive tennis from Elena. Letting Melanie dictate in all those long rallies. Not attacking Melanie's second serve. Bad serve in critical situations.

Cakeisgood
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Please tell me Elena played bad. :tears:

nope not really.

Oudin was ridiculous. However, Lena's serve deserted her somewhat.

fantic
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
what a DISGRACE for the WTA tour.
Demented, you should have won the match. A US tour series WINNER at that..:o

Now we can't blame Serena for 'CONCENTRATING' only for the SLAM, and all those retired players rushing back..

Safina was at least better, she clinched the win anyway..

hankqq
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
HELL YES!!!!! :drool: :rocker2: :rocker: :banana: :dance: :devil: :bounce: spectacular performance from Oudin! :worship: :bowdown: she hit a nice mix of deep, punishing groundies with some slice and off-pace which really threw Dementieva for a loop :lol:


Melanie was on fire! first Jankovic at Wimbledon now Dementieva at the USO. This girl is the real deal :hearts:


this was quite satisfying for me. Well done Mel :inlove:

Hugh.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
OMG Lena! :help:

In some quality form coming into the USO...then this. :tape: Shocking.

TiK-Tee
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
:o Dementieva

2moretogo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
US Open Series wasted on her :lol:

Sad, really. COMPLETELY unexpected but so glad for the American girls in this tournament, they are all doing so well!

But Elena :speakles: So shocked, so unexpected! WOW! Bounce back! So sad!

Much like AO this year, with better result there.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
Hell yeah :woohoo::drool: I wanted Sharapova to defeat her but this is great too :drool:
I would become Oudin's fan if it weren't for her come ons. Oh well, maybe one day :shrug: But she definitely scored some points today :D:D:D

Eduardo Oliveira
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM
:eek:
Oudin :worship:

alwayshingis
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM
:lol: Hannah Storm just accidentally called her "E-lame-a Dementieva"

spiritedenergy
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM
anyway Oudin will lose to Sharapova in 2 easy sets... she can do well against defenders but i don't think she can cope with power at all, she's like a early version of Henin...

jade001
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM
So stressed to play Sharapova, poor Dementieva. :lol::lol::lol:

Edinboro
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:17 PM
Ugh, this little...is crushing dreams of the most tortured fanbases on this board! That ain't right! Lena fans :hug: :hug: :hug:

.


Isnt it the truth? And thanks for the lol. I needed it. (Really I did lol ;) )Its just really sad for us but I dont think anyone here really cares. lol

*Off to The Elena Dementieva Fan Club to sulk with everyone else.

Slutiana
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:17 PM
Bandwagon player of the month for sure. :lol::rolls::bowdown:

iGOAT
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:17 PM
Oh god Lena. She really will never win a slam :sobbing: at least she got the Olympics :o.

I'm very happy for Mel but she better follow this up or I'll be pretty pissed.

Galsen
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:17 PM
y'll think Sharapova will win easily ?:lol:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:18 PM
Congrats Mel! :worship:

Elena :hug: :sobbing:

hankqq
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:19 PM
just another thing-Oudin had both more winners and unforced errors than Dementieva. She was the one dictating play, which is surprising. Dementieva is very similar to James Blake in that she's very intelligent off court, but on court she can be quite brainless at times. Way too defensive and she didn't put enough pressure on Oudin's serve :shrug:

Eduardo Oliveira
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:19 PM
:eek:
Melanie :worship:
You deserved ;)
Congrats ;)

Elena :hug:


NOW,
GO MARIA!!!!!!! CMON

jade001
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
y'll think Sharapova will win easily ?:lol:

Don't care, I knoww she will win, a teenager already upset Sharapova in 2007 in round 3, Oudin won't do the same, but I love this girl, I'm a new fan.:lol:

bandabou
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
:lol: Wow! So this Melanie Oudin is really something...

serenus_2k8
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
If she wasnt injured I would fancy her chances at pushing Maria but as it as I think Maria will only drop 5 games or so.

LindsayRulz
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
Very impressed by Oudin and embarrassed for Elena in same time. :shrug:

Szczecin
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:23 PM
So much talk of suicide in Dementieva's Fan Club Forum...


Im lost... :sobbing:

saul1333
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:24 PM
I hope Masha murders her.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:24 PM
Such an amazing fighter, and so intelligent! Love you Mel :inlove: Take Maria out now.

this.

Hopefully she'll be playing McHale though.

clementine
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:24 PM
Impressive win for Oudin, congrats.

Dementieva was not playing to win.

DragonFlame
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:25 PM
:sad:

Slutati
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
This is so heartbreaking. :sobbing:
Really don't know what to say... Tennis sucks.

GoldenGophers
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
Dementieva was so tentative in the final set. She was trying to stay in the match. But very well deserved for Melanie, no she can lose to Sharapova.

LCS
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
Hate this wanna-be. Please trash her Maria :wavey:

Serenita
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
Little pitbull, does it again.:lol::bounce:
Congrats to Melanie goodjob.:kiss::lol:

Kworb
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:27 PM
I want to die. :bigcry: It's karma cause I helped Ivanovic lose. Her "COME ON" clone takes it to Elena two days later. :bigcry:

serenafan08
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:28 PM
:hearts: I love this girl the more I watch her. Her feisty attitude is really catchy. She played so well! I hope she does well in the next round. Looks like the flag will change hands in the next few years. Melanie has a great skills set to work with; the fact that she's so young gives her plenty of time to develop and learn. I'm excited to see where she goes from here! :yeah:

Maria Croft
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:29 PM
wtf? I so didn't see this coming, at all :eek:

LudwigDvorak
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
Somewhere in the cosmos a plan is being made for Elena to win a slam. One day.

Um. Yeah. :shrug:

matty
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:33 PM
Disappointed for Elena. But at the same time Oudin really earned this victory. This 17 year old really plays with a lot of heart.

Well said.

Congrats to Melanie--way to tough it out!!! :banana:

So sorry for Elena and her fans. :sad: It's so hard to see that sad look on her beautiful face. I hope Lena D gets her GS title next year.

Ellery
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:33 PM
Elena :spit:

Congrats Mel :worship:

VIKA?
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:34 PM
Mel:hearts: she's amazing:worship:

mc8114
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
can't believe it
elena :sad:

Selah
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
UGH!!!!!!!!!!! And Dinara pulled through-ick! I'm going to Open on Sat and was lookign forward to that much anticipated 3rd round match. Oh well.

mauresmofan
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:37 PM
WHAT?????? I am absolutely shocked by this result I really thought Elena would be really difficult to stop this year.

Beat
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:38 PM
:eek: no sharpie-demented slugfest ;)

gmak
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:39 PM
congrats on your Olympic gold Lena :hearts:
that was your ultimate goal anyway :shrug:

Kunal
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:40 PM
i want sharapova to win today so that oudin can take her out

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:40 PM
she's like a early version of Henin...

I agree, she reminds me so much of Justine.

Cat's Pajamas
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:43 PM
Melanie :inlove:

Better than I could have ever expected! :worship:

NyCPsU
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:43 PM
:drool:

See ya Demented :wavey:

Mel, take it to Maria! :yeah:

Orbis
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:44 PM
Shame for Dementieva, I was hoping she'd go far in this US Open. Oudin is interesting though. It seems like she made a lot of winners. I missed the match, can anyone describe her playing style?

the cat
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:50 PM
Great win for Oudin and a brutal loss for Dementieva. It's as simple as that.

Melanie is impressive and she's not a flash in the pan. I doubt Oudin will ever be a great tennis player but she should have a very good career and be a top ten player at some point. Maybe she can do even better than that. I hope she can. It's a good sign that Melanie shows so much poise early in her career.

SAEKeithSerena
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:53 PM
1)oudin is fucking talented. this is so great for USA.
2)serena is definitely winning now.


WOW.

jisung
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:54 PM
OMG, Oudin :eek:

Lena :sad:

Ballbasher
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:54 PM
This girl is amazing. :inlove: Such a fantastic match and already proving that Wimbledon was far from a fluke. :hearts: She has got game :D I don't know really why but somewhat she makes me feel of Jen a very small bit.

Steffica Greles
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:56 PM
Like I've been saying, Elena is not good enough to win a slam. There'll always be someone better on the day.

Destiny
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:56 PM
ouch

merda2004
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:56 PM
i feel sorry for elena that had to play oudin so early in the draw!oudin played very well and elena was miles away from her good game!also the fact that u play and american in their home ground is always gonna be against u!
come elena...win AO

Slammer7
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:59 PM
This years U.S Open series proves what a crock of sh*t the whole thing is. :lol: Querrey is not winning the Open and now Lena-D isn't either. She really did not have a good strategy out there today. After the injury to Oudin all she had to do was hit the ball short and make Mel move up and back then she would have been in control. :o She really could should have mixed it up more, especially with a girl with a bum leg. :rolleyes: Elena just doesn't handle pressure very well does she? Good luck for the rest of the season Lena. :hug:

So proud of Mel, she is so brave out there. NO choke in this girl. :hearts: So impressive. Heal up girl, do your best in the next round Melanie. :yeah:

Serenita
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
i feel sorry for elena that had to play oudin so early in the draw!oudin played very well and elena was miles away from her good game!also the fact that u play and american in their home ground is always gonna be against u!
come elena...win AO
Well to win a GS u need to beat anyone on any given day.

Denise4925
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
:eek:

Mel :bigclap:

The Daviator
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
Earliest loss at the Open for her since '02. Shocking, I really thought she'd win it.

Mel :D :yeah:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:01 PM
Please tell me Elena played bad. :tears:

Yes , she did

Actually the only good match she played in the US Open Series was against Jankovic

Blu€
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:02 PM
Really disappointing Elena :sobbing::sobbing:

The Daviator
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:03 PM
I want to die. :bigcry: It's karma cause I helped Ivanovic lose. Her "COME ON" clone takes it to Elena two days later. :bigcry:

Yes, it is karma, so if you want Lena to win a Slam, STFU about Ana is love, thanks :wavey:

volta
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:05 PM
Oudin played :bowdown: such an awesome game this girl has :hearts:

HenryMag.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:06 PM
After 10 years as pro, Lena is still to learn what a BH DTL is...Had she used that shot today, Oudin wouldn't hit so many strong FHs on that left corner and would be surprised sometimes.

Congrats to the young american, very nice played today :yeah:

youizahoe
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:09 PM
The USTA must be happy for the $1 million they are saving :lol:

Slammer7
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:13 PM
The USTA must be happy for the $1 million they are saving :lol:

:lol: Mean, just mean. :lol: :p

youizahoe
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:14 PM
:lol: Mean, just mean. :lol: :p

Well it's crisis for everyone :tears:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:16 PM
nope not really.



What match did you see ? :o

Elena made 40 Unforced Horrors and 24 winners , that is what I call utter crap tennis

Slammer7
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:17 PM
Well it's crisis for everyone :tears:

I think they are serving enough of those 12 dollar hamburgers to cover it. :lol:

cogent53
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:18 PM
As a big Elena fan, I am really disappointed she lost. However, Oudin was incredibly good today. Her forehand was outstanding, and what really stumped Elena was her movement. Often she out muscles and out runs her opponents. Oudin's movement was great (bogus injury or what!) and her poise was very impressive. So many of the young girls just hit hard and flat and are a bit dull. I like Oudin's game a lot. Yes, with her size and movement she is like a Henin-mirror - forehand outstanding to Henin's backhand.

Someone else said it above about Elena, where was her head??! She is such a good player, moves so well, hits beautifully, but so often when it comes to the crunch, she doesn't seem to be clear headed enough (that match point against Serena at Wimbledon will live long in the memory.) In the final set, she broke back twice only to come out and play shockingly for the first few points on her own serve, putting herself on the back foot.

I was so impressed with her pummelling of Camille Pin. She was aggressive, came forward, looked on top of her game. I really was thinking a run to the final could be on if she could get past Sharapova. However, sadly as a fan, I doubt she can ever win a slam. She did not play badly today - unlike Safina whose form is abject - she came up against someone playing like a dream, with nothing to lose, in front of her home crowd. She showed guts in the first 2 match points, but she'd already failed to take her chances to win by that point. Shame for Elena. As for Oudin, I hope she continues to play well. I was very impressed with her play (didn't see the JJ win at Wimbledon) but how often have we seen someone play out of their skin and beat a big player, only to come down from that high and lose. It'll be interesting to see how far she goes in this tournament and the future.

Elena :( :( :(

Jose-Luis
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:24 PM
How could you lose this lena :sad::sad:

DiscoStick
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:32 PM
Oooh... Fuck

tae04
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:36 PM
Poor Elena will never win a slam

saniapower
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:36 PM
Perfect result for a defective player.

Emiel Goelen
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
Oooooow Lena...
:sad:

Dunlop1
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:39 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMBSHEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEELLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where is the death gif when you need it??

iPatty
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:40 PM
Mel :eek: Didn't expect that.

Sorry for all Dementieva fans. :hug: This loss really sucks.

Sexysova
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:42 PM
she's such a great player and only 17! :hearts: I love how she fought today and through the injury! :D I'm :inlove: with this player :D

Nina.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:51 PM
I have no words for this...absolutely no words!

But congrats to Oudin, great win for her

Br'er Rabbit
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:52 PM
It is sad because this loss totally squashes any arguments about Serena not winning any WTA tour events while other players do. Elena won the US Open Series and look where that has gotten her, a 2nd rd loss. Hopefully this will make some people think long and hard before they want to say something about Serena not winning in tour events.Mel you rock and you deinitely have a new rabbid fan. The future for American tennis looks very bright at the moment.

CloudAtlas
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:54 PM
After 10 years as pro, Lena is still to learn what a BH DTL is...Had she used that shot today, Oudin wouldn't hit so many strong FHs on that left corner and would be surprised sometimes



Had she used that shot she would've been in the Wimby final this year :sad:

Sund7101
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:03 PM
Yeah Mel!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

LoLiTa08
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:05 PM
sad for Dementieva , she was looking so tired .

mckyle.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:08 PM
That's shocking. Like one of the few times I'm actually shocked in tennis :o Good job, Melanie!!

P_Fer
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:10 PM
Lena :(

Emina.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:11 PM
omg !!!:eek::sad:

Daniel
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:14 PM
Elena :sad: :sad:

freeandlonely
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:15 PM
Dementieva was the only one in the draw who could get Serena out... now the title is hers




Are you 100% sure?

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:19 PM
The USTA must be happy for the $1 million they are saving :lol:

sorry but this is funny :lol:

mdterp01
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:26 PM
WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!! GO MELANIE!!! GO USA!!!!!:bounce: :worship: :kiss: :hug:

Elena? :o:o:o:o US Open Series Winner :bounce: in the second round. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm...HOT MESS GIRL!!! Again, this is what separates the champions from the pretenders. This is what separates the majors from the "Romes and Madrids". What a pathetic result from the players (minus Pennetta) who were so hot during the US Open series. Even though it sucked that the two had to play so early, I was REALLY looking forward to Demented vs DaPova!! HUGE opportunity for Sharapova now.

Craig.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:27 PM
I dunno what to say :sobbing:

Devastated, but admittedly relieved for Maria.

Archer16
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:31 PM
It is sad because this loss totally squashes any arguments about Serena not winning any WTA tour events while other players do. Elena won the US Open Series and look where that has gotten her, a 2nd rd loss. Hopefully this will make some people think long and hard before they want to say something about Serena not winning in tour events.Mel you rock and you deinitely have a new rabbid fan. The future for American tennis looks very bright at the moment.
This is a ridiculous argument. No one, Elena included, was really consistently impressive at the USO series this year. She was a bit better than anyone else. What is her losing a good match to a rising star got to do with Serena not putting half the effort in tour matches to what she does in slams (which even most Serena fans will admit)?
And I'll put the last sentence as "finally there's some chance for a future for American tennis after the WS", and one talented teenager isn't much of a future. Even Canada seems to have more depth at ages 18-20 atm.

Kitten63
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:36 PM
Oh Lena :sad:

améliemomo
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:37 PM
wow!:eek:

well done!

guapogreg08
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:44 PM
i want to have her babies

moby
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:45 PM
This is so tragicomic. :haha: Granted I had Elena pegged for a third round loss to Maria, and I think Melanie is very talented... but still...

RFSTB
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:47 PM
Maybe Dementieva looked too far down the road and was already thinking about playing Sharapova, missed the danger lurking around the corner.

Happy for Melanie, sad for Elena.

I still want Sharapova to be in the final against Serena.

mapaliey
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:59 PM
this oudin kid is so good....

Wtrain
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:04 PM
Come on Melanie!!!!!! :worship:

Josh.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:10 PM
Elena, your a joke.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:13 PM
KARMA JJ lost :lol:

fouc
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:26 PM
She was supposed to win it all. I refuse to accept this result.

mure
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:33 PM
Mel :eek: Didn't expect that.

Sorry for all Dementieva fans. :hug: This loss really sucks.

r u a fan of Oudin?So i guess celebratin for opponents unforced errors doesn't bother you unless a certain Serbian player does it?

Boomguy
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:37 PM
Match of the year?

Oudin wow big big shock

darrinbaker00
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:37 PM
When I saw Oudin play at the USTA Girls 18 Nationals last year, I didn't think she could make it on tour because of her lack of size. Was I wrong, or was I wrong? ;)

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:56 PM
Oh Lena :sad: :sad: :sad:


:eek: :eek:

BoucharDRules
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:58 PM
I curse your name, Melanie Oudin.

Michael.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:59 PM
amaze :hearts: :worship:

iPatty
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:05 PM
r u a fan of Oudin?So i guess celebratin for opponents unforced errors doesn't bother you unless a certain Serbian player does it?

What? The lack of fake obnoxious fist pumps/body twirls pretty much seals the deal for me.

disco_rage
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:05 PM
A tough one for me being a fan of both Elena and Melanie
I wanted Melanie to get the big win........ but i wanted Elena to win the whole thing!
Ah well. Well done Melanie. I love this girl more and more.

young_gunner913
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:24 PM
MELANIE!! :speakles:

I knew you could do it!! :sobbing::hearts::worship: I'm so proud of you. :hug:

Vamos Feńa
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:27 PM
As a big Elena fan, I am really disappointed she lost. However, Oudin was incredibly good today. Her forehand was outstanding, and what really stumped Elena was her movement. Often she out muscles and out runs her opponents. Oudin's movement was great (bogus injury or what!) and her poise was very impressive. So many of the young girls just hit hard and flat and are a bit dull. I like Oudin's game a lot. Yes, with her size and movement she is like a Henin-mirror - forehand outstanding to Henin's backhand.

Someone else said it above about Elena, where was her head??! She is such a good player, moves so well, hits beautifully, but so often when it comes to the crunch, she doesn't seem to be clear headed enough (that match point against Serena at Wimbledon will live long in the memory.) In the final set, she broke back twice only to come out and play shockingly for the first few points on her own serve, putting herself on the back foot.

I was so impressed with her pummelling of Camille Pin. She was aggressive, came forward, looked on top of her game. I really was thinking a run to the final could be on if she could get past Sharapova. However, sadly as a fan, I doubt she can ever win a slam. She did not play badly today - unlike Safina whose form is abject - she came up against someone playing like a dream, with nothing to lose, in front of her home crowd. She showed guts in the first 2 match points, but she'd already failed to take her chances to win by that point. Shame for Elena. As for Oudin, I hope she continues to play well. I was very impressed with her play (didn't see the JJ win at Wimbledon) but how often have we seen someone play out of their skin and beat a big player, only to come down from that high and lose. It'll be interesting to see how far she goes in this tournament and the future.

Elena :( :( :(

What a good post. My thoughts exactly (well maybe minus the Henin part) The Pin match was great, I was like "she can do it here! Only in NY. Then I remembered it's Oudin and Sharapova next. So i got scared of Oudin, cause I saw her def. Jankovic and knew that it's gonna be tough but predicted a score like 7:5 7:6 or blahblah 6:4 in 3rd. That's heartbreaking :sad: especially since half of seeds are gone. Lena had a terrible draw. But I guess it just had to be like that. However Vera Demen. in the crowd drives me nuts. Lena's doing way better whenever there's anyone else. :o

PLP
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:34 PM
LENA!!! :sad:
Better luck for the rest of the year, you were playing so well!

Mel!! :hearts:
I am so happy for her, what an incredible chance for her this year, good luck in the last 32 MEL!!!

:bounce:

tennisbum79
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:36 PM
Well, sounds like there really is a very promising youngster among US girls :rocker2:.

She is got heart and determination.

Remind me of Azarenka.

simonsaystennis
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:38 PM
:worship: Melanie played AMAZINGLY well. I'm so happy for her. I was so nervous watching, so I can only imagine how she felt. She played like a top 10 player today. Well done!!! :D :woohoo:

au_sports_opinion
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:42 PM
She seems so genuine.

Great win!!

Julian
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:55 PM
Sighh..both Jelena AND Elena losing today :( :( :(

Completely heart broken..but you know what..I had some serious doubt that Elena would win this even though she was doing SO well this summer..I was afraid she was going to suffer a letdown..and although I havent seen the match, I KNOW Elena was capable of winning this..

Oh well..another season for another try at that Grand Slam..

Congrats Melanie btw..I knew from her win against JJ at Wimbledon that this girl has SERIOUS FIGHT!! And from the clips she put EVERYTHING on the line, and she deserved to win.

Apoleb
Sep 4th, 2009, 12:08 AM
:lol::lol:

Good thing we'll never hear about Demented nor her bangs from now till the rest of the tourny.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 4th, 2009, 12:27 AM
That was not the girl I saw play jozami in fed cip on tc :worship:

Zojirushi
Sep 4th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Tough lost for Lena, hard to believe, although Oudin played well.

Another GS early exit:sad:

moon
Sep 4th, 2009, 12:34 AM
finally, another american to cheer for. :)

AstuteLearner8
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Well, I really wanted Lena to win Wimbledon 2009, but this USO loss is easier to take because it was from the up and comer Melanie and not some veteran.

AnomyBC
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:29 AM
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?!?! ?

Wow, I'm starting to think this Oudin girl may be a future Top 10er :worship: There may be hope for American women's tennis after the Williams sisters afterall :)

That said, is sucks to see Jankovic, Elena and Ana all going out early :sad:

But this loss is made much more bearable by the fact that it helps Sharapova :)

Geertvg
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Ouch.

dylan24
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:41 AM
elena is such a loser.
never will win a slam.
got a fluke gold medal because safina was dead tired.

dylan24
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:41 AM
can't wait for maria to put oudin in her place.
hope maria makes melanie cry

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Well now that that disappointment is over with, I can focus on the tennis without being so deluded :lol:

Renalicious
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Elena :sad: No Serena match :hug: :sad:

But Melanie! :eek: A real American hope. Well done. :bolt: :worship:

is1531
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:49 AM
At this point I would not count out Melanie Oudin in any match. The young lady has no fear. You need that quality when you in the spotlight. Congratulations to Melanie on a great win in a splendored match.

thegreendestiny
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Why Elena Why? :crying2:

Prizeidiot
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:30 AM
It's a crappy loss, but you have to give credit to Oudin, she went out there and won it. It wasn't one of those just keep the ball in and let Elena implode matches, though obviously I think Elena could have played better.
elena is such a loser.
never will win a slam.
got a fluke gold medal because safina was dead tired.
Because Safina usually brings her a game to big finals?

Go fuck yourself

nashi
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Oudin is new star
Dementieva is top 20 palyer
Out of top4 please

Natchie
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:50 AM
I'm disappointed she lost but I am always for Lena

Miranda
Sep 4th, 2009, 03:16 AM
:banghead::banghead:

RVD
Sep 4th, 2009, 03:28 AM
Houdini!!! :bounce: :worship:
That's alright Elena. Everyone has an off day every once in a while. :angel:

ArturoAce.
Sep 4th, 2009, 03:31 AM
:woohoo: mel :inlove:

Pasta-Na
Sep 4th, 2009, 03:36 AM
dementieva :help:

Mrs. Peel
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Demented seemed a bit passive but as stated a million times Oudin took it to her. Well done. Fun and refreshing too watch. I feel bad for Demented. She has put in the work. Onwards to the AO. Maybe she can make something happen there. :awww: Not that I wanted her to win but her caliber on paper should go farther.

tennisfan5
Sep 4th, 2009, 04:50 AM
Dementieva hit down the middle so much, it drove me crazy--she barely took any chances. Credit to Oudin though for playing well

Huntress55
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Yay, congrats Melanie :D!

tennisfan5
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:44 AM
Dementieva conceded in her press conference that she may have overplayed this summer a bit

Kevin.
Sep 4th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Melanie :hearts: I have never seen you play like that.
I talked to her right before the Open and she said that injury is just a strain from playing alot. Good luck against Sharapova.

saska77
Sep 4th, 2009, 06:26 AM
I just woken up to this! Great! (And I had this in my upset predictions LOL)

thegreendestiny
Sep 4th, 2009, 10:36 AM
At least Elana lost to a promising new player so i should not feel so bad about it.

zveeen
Sep 4th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Lena :sad:

Corswandt
Sep 4th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Thanks to Eurosport's bizarre priorities and to ES2 not being available out at these here backwoods, I didn't see a single point of this.

Oudin is a bit underrated because she's tiny and American. But still.

Big disappointment for Dementieva (yeah, I know - understatement of the decade). You could almost feel, throughout the summer, that even the average tournament goers now want poetic justice for Dementieva. Yet you could almost feel that they will never get it.