8 Sep 2009

Sharapova out as fairytale continues for American teenagers at U.S. Open

6:39 am on 8 September 2009

The fairytale continues for American teenager Melanie Oudin's at the U.S. Tennis Open in New York, with the 17-year-old ousting former champion Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-4 7-5 in a three hour third round match.

Sharapova, the 2006 Open winner, was her own worst enemy at times double-faulting 21 times.

Serving was a curse for both players, with six consecutive service breaks, until Oudin held serve to win the match.

Oudin upset fourth seed Elena Dementieva in the second round and now advances to the final 16.