Oudin wins Newcombe Women’s Pro Challenge singles title
November 5, 2012
Former top 40 player Melanie Oudin has won the John Newcombe Women’s Pro Challenge over the weekend
Oudin defeated Mariana Duque-Marino of Columbia 6-1, 6-1 to win the singles title while top seeds Mirjana Lucic of Croatia and partner Elena Bovina of Russia beat Duque-Marino and Adriana Perez 6-3, 4-6 (10-8) to win the doubles title.
Oudin captured the public imagination a few years ago when she stormed into the quarter finals of the US Open as an unseeded 17 year old. But since then, Oudin has struggled to cope up with the pressures of public expectation and has dropped off the top 100 rankings in the world.