One of them had to go. Sloane Stephens took care of fellow American Jamie Hampton.
It's a narrative no one saw coming: Watch out for the fierce American uprising on the red clay.
Maria Sharapova hasn't had a lot of big-time matches this year -- but she's playing some big-time tennis in New York.
It's not easy to own New York. But that's exactly what Melanie Oudin accomplished in her thrilling U.S. Open run.
Thanks in large part to Melanie Oudin, the remaining women's U.S. Open draw is hardly rife with household names.
So what did it take to bring down one of the tour's hottest players, Elena Dementieva? For Melanie Oudin, the answer was no fear.
At the tender age of 17, Melanie Oudin is turning heads. After she dismissed No. 6 Jelena Jankovic from Wimbledon on Saturday, her future is brighter than ever.
Venus and Serena: Check. Andy Roddick: Yep. But Jesse Levine and Melanie Oudin? Who are these American non-household names?
Is there a glimmer of hope for American women's tennis aside from stalwarts Serena and Venus Williams? Her name is Melanie Oudin, and at 17 years old, she is already making a splash.