Oudin's Upset Run Ends in Quarters

American teen sensation loses to No. 9 seed Wozniacki
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 9, 2009 8:25 PM CDT
Melanie Oudin grimaces as she returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki tonight at the US Open.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Melanie Oudin's magical US Open is over. Showing signs of shakiness in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, the 17-year-old American got off to a slow start tonight against No. 9-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and never really recovered, losing 6-2, 6-2.

Oudin, who is ranked 70th, upset four more established players—including three-time major champion Maria Sharapova and Beijing Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva—to become the youngest quarterfinalist at Flushing Meadows since Serena Williams in 1999.