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Teen Oudin defeats fourth Russian to make U.S. Open last eight

Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova - Sputnik International
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American teenager Melanie Oudin beat another Russian player, her fourth in succession, to make the quarter finals of the U.S. Open on Monday.

MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti) - American teenager Melanie Oudin beat another Russian player, her fourth in succession, to make the quarter finals of the U.S. Open on Monday.

The 17-year-old beat 13th seed Nadia Petrova 1-6 7-6 6-3.

She had earlier disposed of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 4th seed Elena Dementieva and 2006 champion Maria Sharapova.

Despite losing the first set, Oudin came back to seal victory, finishing with a forehand winner on her third match point.

She could now face another Russian, Svetlana Kuznetsova, or Dane Caroline Wozniacki for a place in the semi finals.

 

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