Birmingham Gallery: Oudin On Top
Melanie Oudin capped a dream week by beating Jelena Jankovic in the final of the AEGON Classic.
Published June 18, 2012 09:29
A smiling Melanie Oudin was in control throughout her 64 62 win over Jelena Jankovic in Monday's Birmingham final.
Jelena Jankovic was appearing in her first WTA final since Cincinnati last August.
Jelena Jankovic fell to 12-15 in finals in her career, though she would return to the Top 20 on the rankings.
Melanie Oudin proudly displayed her first career winner's trophy next to runner-up Jelena Jankovic.
Melanie Oudin had not been beyond the semis of a WTA event until her triumph at the AEGON Classic.
Melanie Oudin, who had to come through qualifying just to make the main draw, beamed during her press conference.
Hsieh Su-Wei and Timea Babos stunned Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in a match tie-break in Sunday's doubles final.
Hsieh Su-Wei and Timea Babos captured their first event in their third tournament as a duo.