An extended stay


While young tennis phenom Melanie Oudin lost soundly in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open late yesterday, her stay was far beyond anyone’s expectations. If indicated by nothing else, her well-publicized, mid-tournament change of hotels told the story.

Details vary according to which account one reads. Early reports said she was booted from her hotel in Times Square. Later ones said the hotel would not extend her reservation at the same lower rate she had booked earlier — so she relocated to another.

Either way, she clearly exceeded expectations. It is always a good day when one accomplishes more than anticipated — whether before glaring lights and cheering crowds or in the mundane activities of daily living.

1 Comment

  1. JP:

    I got excited about Oudin as well, but got to admit had Sharpanova had half her regular game last Saturday, Oudin wouldn't got past her.
    Here's one time it's worth a look at my blog for the link I got to Anniston Star front page story when she Wowwed Wimbledon back in July.
    AStar traced it all back to extended family of Buckshot Willett, a phenom on the Southern Circuit in the 30's.
    Great sports story whether you are a tennis fan or not.

    Back to my original assertion.
    Everytime Oudin does well it reminds me of my one great day hangin with a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the courts in Rome, Ga. For that if nothing else; go Melanie; hope you get a better first serve and are a force well into your twenties.

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