Melanie Oudin and Kateryna Bondarenko Reach 1st Grand Slam Quarterfinals
Melanie Oudin and Kateryna Bondarenko were victorious on Monday as they used their Wilson rackets to reach their career first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Melanie Oudin is the breakout star of this year’s US Open.
In an awe-inspiring match, Oudin used her [K]Blade Tour racket to defeat Petrova 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Arthur Ashe stadium court yesterday.
5’3 Melanie is the giant killer of the tournament, as she defeated three seeds en route to the quarterfinals: #29 seed Sharapova, #4 seed Dementieva and #13 seed Petrova.
Oudin looks to continue her run when she plays Wozniacki on Wednesday.
In a 57 minute match, Kateryna Bondarenko used her [K]Blade 98 racket to crush Dulko 6-0 6-0 and reach her first quarterfinal in a major.
It was sweet revenge for the Bondarenko family, as sister Alona had lost to Dulko earlier in the tournament.
After saving match points in her first round defeat of #11 seed Ivanovic, Kateryna has not dropped a set since. She will now take on Wickmayer.
US Open play resumes at 11am today