She still has a very long way to go to match last year’s Cinderella run, but Melanie Oudin got off to a great start Monday at the 2010 U.S. Open, taking out Olga Savchuk in 56 minutes. The final was 6-3, 6-0.
The only trouble for Oudin game down 15-40 on serve at 3-3 in the first set. She managed to save both break points, and from there cruised to a straight set victory. Oudin completely dominated the second set, losing just two points the entire frame.
She started the match playing more defensive tennis, but seemed to settle in after the first few games, become much more aggressive as the match went on. Savchuk was overmatched in the second set, and had no answer for Oudin’s movement and powerful forehand.
Must be the shoes.