Hall of Fame
Anyone remember Melanie Oudin? Because I completely forgot about her existence until we began talking about players we haven't heard of in ages.
Oh true. It's always unfortunate when a player has to end their career due to an injury, especially someone as young as Oudin, as I don't believe she's that old. That run at the '09 USO when she was like 16 was simply incredible. I believe she beat four established Russians in a row including household names like Sharapova and Dementieva. Sucks she was never able to refind that form.She retired in 2017, hadn't played since 2016. She suffered a number of injuries just like Laura.
Hate to see it. It's just so hard to come back from hip surgery. Even what Murray is doing right now is remarkable even though he's nowhere near his best.
I feel sorry for Laura that she was unable to fulfill her potential as a great tennis player, she may have been the Andy Murray of the WTA. However, all is not lost because she has earned her stripes as a pundit so she will make a career out of commentating. I've heard her call matches and she's not bad.