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'Due for another run': 4 years after Slam surprise, Oudin 1 of 9 US women into French's 2nd Rd

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, celebrates her upset 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Oudin won her first-round match at the French Open on Monday, May 27, 2013, upsetting 28th-seeded Tamira Paszek, of Austria 6-4, 6-3. Oudin says she feels free now of the pressure and expectations that hampered her career after she reached the 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinals at age 17. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, celebrates her upset 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Oudin won her first-round match at the French Open on Monday, May 27, 2013, upsetting 28th-seeded Tamira Paszek, of Austria 6-4, 6-3. Oudin says she feels free now of the pressure and expectations that hampered her career after she reached the 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinals at age 17. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring against Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring against Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Madison Keys of the U.S. returns against Japan's Misaki Doi in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Madison Keys of the U.S. returns against Japan's Misaki Doi in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

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.