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Making her Wimbledon debut at age 17 after getting through qualifying, the 124th ranked Oudin joined the Williams sisters in the fourth round at the All England Club by beating former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 6 7 (8), 7 5, 6 2 Saturday in the most startling result of the tournament’s opening week.
“Was just thinking that she was any other player, and this was any other match, and I was at any other tournament you know, not, like, on the biggest stage, at Wimbledon, playing my first top 10 player,” Oudin said. “I mean, I go into every match the exact same, you know, like, no matter who I play. It’s not, like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m playing the No. qualifier, 133rd ranked Jesse Levine of Boca Raton, Fla., couldn’t extend his run in the men’s tournament, losing to No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka 5 7, 7 5, 6 3, 6 3. That leaves No. 6 Andy Roddick as the last American man in the tournament.
The only time Oudin really lost her way was when her match ended and it was time to leave Court 3, a patch of grass known as “The Graveyard of Champions,” because of the long list of stars upset there. She wasn’t quite sure where to go and asked someone to direct her toward the exit.
Not all that surprising, when you consider that a year ago, Oudin entered the junior event at Wimbledon seeded No. 1 among the girls and failed to make it out of the second round, losing 6 1, 6 3 to eventual champion Laura Robson of Britain. Open runner up Jankovic over nearly 3 hours, then calling Mom and Air Jordan 3s Dad back home to share in the revelry.
“My emotions are all over the place,” Oudin’s father, John, said in a telephone interview. “When I Air Jordan 1s think about watching Bjorn Borg and Boris Becker in their starched whites at Wimbledon, I just can’t believe Melanie is there. It’s hardly any words other than, ‘Wow!’ We’ve been saying a lot of that. Just, ‘Wow!'”
Shortly after his daughter’s victory, he and Oudin’s mother, Leslie, began scouring the Internet for flights. Even Grandma who encouraged Melanie and twin sister Katherine to take up tennis might make the overseas trip to see Oudin face No. 11 Agniesza Radwanska of Poland on Monday with a quarterfinal berth at stake, heady stuff for someone who was 0 2 at Grand Slam tournaments until this week.
Then again, Oudin it’s pronounced “oo DAN,” on account of her father’s French ancestry Air Jordan 4s long has shown ambition.
“My Air Jordan 16s goal has always been, since I was little, to become No. 1 in the world one day,” she said.
The only time Oudin showed signs of nerves during the most important match of her nascent career came in the opening set. She held four set points, and blew them all with unforced errors.
“Rushed them. Played undisciplined tennis,” said Oudin’s coach, Brian de Villiers. “She played the occasion, rather than the point. But, hey, it’s understandable.”
When that 66 minute set ended, Jankovic had the lead, but she clearly was in trouble on a sunny day with the temperature Air Jordan 2011 in the 80s. A trainer and doctor came out to measure her pulse and blood pressure, and she began to cry. They put bags of ice on Jankovic’s legs and abdomen, then the back of her neck, and gave her an energy drink to sip.
“I felt really dizzy, and I thought that I was just going to end up in the hospital. I started to shake,” said Jankovic, who blamed her difficulty partly on what she called “woman problems.”