Melanie Oudin

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  1. Annika

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    http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=12762


    Watched Melanie Oudin, and France’s number two Pauline Parmentier, play today. Oudin looks stronger than she use to. But she has a wild forehand sometimes. When she sticks to her own pace, she hits them in most of the time; but when she tries to hit it early, it goes flying.

    Do you think we'll be seeing a lot of her in the next few years and for a long time? :?
     
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  2. slicefox

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    she could be a WTA "donald young"

    can't call it yet
     
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  3. KSJ1979

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    she already has a better career than Donald....don't think this year is going to
    be as good as lsat years though...she is a fiesty one though...
     
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  4. pmerk34

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    not big enough.
     
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  5. davey25

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    She is overrated. She had one very good tournament, not great but very good, and she was being talked up like she was the successor to the Williams sisters. Please. She might be top 20 someday if she is lucky. Her only really impressive win at the Open to me was Dementieva anyway. Sharapova had was it 30 double faults and still nearly won. Petrova was killing her and totally choked. Finally Caroline "pusher" Wozniacki finished her off in crushing fashion.
     
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  6. DoubleDeuce

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    No, Oudin does not have the sturcture for long haul. She is already taped up. No serve, too short, no strong weapon. To me she is just a mini Nadal except she is going nowhere.
     
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  7. Tanya

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    Oudin bites. Her 4 wins at the USO were due more to her opponents self-destructing than to her actual impressive gameplay. I predict she won't make it to the second week of any major this year and maybe people will finally stop talking like she is the next big thing in American women's tennis.

    I only shudder to think that she should be the top ranked American woman on the tour when the Williams sisters retire... Oy vey.
     
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  8. davey25

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    Agree completely with all you said. That is why the first time she played someone at the U.S Open who despite her own limited weaponary and skills actually had some use of intelligence how to play and actually didnt choke (Wozniacki) she had no clue what to do anymore and got destroyed. I predict many years from now she will be talking about the 2009 U.S Open as her career tournament. It is not like that hasnt happened for teenage Americans at the U.S Open before. Just look at Pam Shriver (career tournament 1978 U.S Open at 16), Austin (career tournaments 1979 and 1981 U.S Opens at 16 and 18 ). Of course those players are on another planet than Oudin.

    American womens tennis is going to be down the toilet altogether for awhile once both Williams are gone.
     
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  9. GuyClinch

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    Seems like a nice kid - but she is too small to win I think. I don't think people should be so hard on her because of this. Nothing wrong with being a undersized fighter on the tour like a Michael Chang..
     
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  10. jamesblakefan#1

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    Not to nitpick, but Parmentier isn't #2 in France. Bartoli, Razzano, Rezai and Cornet are all ahead of her. Julie Coin is even ahead of her. So technically speaking, Parmentier is France #6, and not even top 100. Just no one else wanted to play Fed Cup for France.

    Now, back on topic - Oudin will be max top 20 and lucky to make a slam SF or final.
     
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  11. tintin

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    would have loved to see Mauresmo play Oudin

    Cornet like Simon can't win a Fed Cup or David Cup match to save their lives so I'm not surprised that the US team is winning

    Oudin is a poor version of Henin and Mauremso;that's all and just like Henin and Mauresmo who own the likes of Jankovic;Sharapova;Oudin with her "variety" has had her way with them 1 dimensional Russian and Jankovic
     
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    Oudin seemed very promising last year, but her skills are not growing at all; it is as though she maxed out her potential beating up on that gang of idiots during the USO, and while that's good (especially if she could make that a habit one day), ultimately, her skills are rather pedestrian.



    Ah, but that's what certain "fans" on this board (and elsewhere) beg and pray for almost on a daily basis. When your prediction comes to pass (and it most certainly will), they will deserve the total collapse of interest in women's tennis in America.
     
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  13. muddlehead

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    geez. for sure no weapon yet. but, i see her more as a hingis - get the ball back - a lot - and wait for the unimaginative wta baseline bangers to err. can work on the women's side of the game. seems to have a great attitude. i enjoy watching her.
     
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  14. JeMar

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    lol, what? Oudin is nothing but a ball-retreiver. I'm not saying it's bad or anything, but she's about as one-dimensional as they come.
     
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  15. papatenis

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    Really don't understand all these negative remarks about her game, size, etc.
    She is still a young person, give her time to mature, gain more experience, is way ahead of D. Young, no comparison.

    Her run at the US Open was no fluke, you don't luck out like that, maybe in one match, but not the run she had.

    To deal with her family problems during the US Open run, shows how mentally tough she is.
     
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    I wish her well, and she is going to need my good wishes.

    If you can't identify a player's weapon, then the player isn't going to be a threat to top players.

    Melanie has a middling serve and a middling BH. Her slice sits up, and she often has trouble on transition balls.

    I don't see good things happening. I hope she cashed in on her US Open fame, 'cause it's gonna be fleeting.
     
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    Hingis? She'll be lucky to sniff 1/2 of Hingis' success. And her game isn't as imaginitive and talented as Hingis at all.
     
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  18. Michael Bluth

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    I could see her as a Radwanska type player, hovering around number 10 or 9 consistently.
     
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  19. tintin

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    I do agree that all she does is keep the ball in play but she somewhat has a "slice" and can put a volley away

    she is by no means a Henin or Mauresmo but I'd love to see her play Henin or a 2006 Wimbledon Mauresmo:)
     
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    Who was that cute little, blonde, 5' tall, S. African?
    That is who Oudin can be if you is willing to work that hard.
    Oh, it was Amanda Coetzer.
     
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