CBS Sports courtside reporter Mary Joe Fernandez called Melanie Oudin "America's sweetheart" after her victory over Nadia Petrova, and one would be hard-pressed to argue otherwise. The teenager came into the tournament as a virtual unknown but has since taken the spotlight away from everybody else by eliminating very talented veteran players. Oudin plays with heart and passion and there is a reason she has become the unanimous fan favorite at this US Open. Oudin has a bright career ahead of her and truly is America's sweetheart right now.
Do I think she can win it all? I don't know, but it would be an amazing story if she could. Right now she's just providing everybody with some really solid entertainment.moreless