Melanie Oudin, a 17-year-old from Marietta, Ga., packed a wallop in her 3--6, 6--4, 7--5 third-round upset of 29th-seeded Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open (page 34) last Saturday in Flushing Meadow, N.Y. Two days later the 5'6" Oudin, ranked 70th, defeated 13th-seeded Nadia Petrova, 1--6, 7--6, 6--3, to become the youngest U.S. woman to reach the Open quarterfinals since Serena Williams in 1999.
Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora had his shirttail ripped out of his pants by a fourth-inning fastball from Rangers lefthander Derek Holland on Sunday in Baltimore. In addition to being hit by this pitch, Mora had a single and scored twice in a 7--0 win over Texas.
September 13, 2009
The sun struck Tiger Woods's iron during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship last Friday in Norton, Mass., but the world's No. 1 player didn't get hot until the final 18. He fired an eight-under 63 on Monday to close at 12 under par, five strokes behind Steve Stricker. With his victory Stricker supplanted Woods as No. 1 in the FedExCup standings.
Up for Sail
A paraglider flew close to—and then safely past—wind turbines near the mountain of Schauinsland, in southern Germany on Monday.