Tennis player Melanie Oudin BELIEVES!

Have you heard of Melanie Oudin? She's the 17-year-old tennis player who has made a huge splash at the U.S. Open in New York. Do you know what an upset means? One kind of "upset" is to be all sad or angry, but the other kind is when something unexpected happens in sports.

Melanie Oudin is ranked 70th in the world of women's tennis, but she upset several very good tennis players in recent matches. The last one she beat was ranked 13th in the world. Could she go all the way and be in the final match? Time will tell. Read more about her here.

How fired up is she? Her PINK sneakers include one special word: BELIEVE. It's in that skinny white band in the black rubber heel shown here. If you squint, you can just about read it.

Do you ever do stuff like that to psych yourself up for something? What kinds of things do you do? I think it's a great idea. Be your own cheerleader. You can do it!

Think pink!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so cool.
girl power all the way!
Jemma I need help!
I've got it bad for this one boy in my grade.
One problem we think of each other as worst enemies.
I want to get over it but i know he is something special.
i am totally lost.
if u can help me, please do.
Peace and Health
Green Girl

September 8, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the things i do are netball and swimming there realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll fun. And i think green gril that u should talk ask the guy if u could come out of enemie lane and star are fresh start and if he's something special u should do something fast and real figer out if u want that lane.
Hope this helps.
peace,love and all of that..... J.T.

September 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks JT
Green Girl

September 8, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that is awesome about the tennis player. (specially cause the shoes are pink!!!!!)i heard on channel one news that her boyfriend gave her the idea.
lena bean
p.s. green girl,
put up ur white flag and surrender to the boy.
be friends with him first instead of tellin him u like him.

September 9, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your welcome green gril.
Think pink

September 9, 2009 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Jemma said...

Awww...Melanie Oudin's streak ended today, but not before she became the youngest woman in 10 years to make it to the quarterfinals. Congrats to her! I'm also looking forward to seeing more great tennis in the days ahead. Go girls!
Think pink!

September 9, 2009 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope so 2.

September 10, 2009 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger A said...

That's so awesome go Melanie Oudin!!!! I know her streak ended and that had to be way hard. That's so cool that she made it that far though!!! Totally inspirational!

September 10, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green Girl,
just try to talk regularly with the guy, and once you guys are getting closer as friends tell him how you feel let him know what you think of him and he might feel the same way and dont say you dont have a chancebecause if you just give up hoping and trying then he wont come around, love can be tricky......

December 5, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i'm not sure if the guy i like likes me back, and i don't want 2 ask him. my friends say he might like me, but i dunno, cuz' he keeps on giving me mixed signals. and he talks 2, like, every girl in the school (almost, pretty much just the 1s he knows)i just realized he might not like me cuz' he talks 2 other girlz a lot, but i'm hoping he does. HELP!!!!!!! WHAT SHOULD I DO????????? sorry, didn't mean 2 yell.

January 18, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little late on thanking you KO.
So I think I will anyway!
Thank You!
Green Girl

February 5, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

PINK POWER!!!!!!!!! haha lol. thats so cool. i like it!

March 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

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