Success on the Grand Slam stage, and everything that went with it, probably came too quickly for Melanie Oudin, a surprise quarterfinalist at the 2009 U.S. Open at age 17.
She realizes that now. She accepts it. And she's ready to add to her resume — excited to be part of a group of young American women who appear to be on the rise together.
Oudin reached the second round at the French Open by eliminating 28th-seeded Tamira Paszek of Austria 6-4, 6-3 on Monday, part of a 6-1 showing by U.S. women on Day 2 of the clay-court tournament. That means nine members of the country's contingent have won their opening matches so far, with three more in action Tuesday.