American Oudin Upsets No. 4 Dementieva

No. 70 Melanie Oudin wins 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2009 2:30 PM CDT
Melanie Oudin of the United States celebrates her 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Elena Dementieva of Russia.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Tiny but determined American teen Melanie Oudin delivered the biggest upset of the US Open so far with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory over no. 4 Elena Dementieva today at Flushing Meadows, the New York Times reports. “When I play with no fear, that’s when I play my best,” said the no. 70 Oudin. “I just try to play my game and not worry about anything else.” Dementieva grudgingly conceded, “I feel she had a very good attitude today in the court.” (Read more Melanie Oudin stories.)