Melanie defeated Ukrainian Olga Savchuk 6-3, 6-0 in her first match Monday. Her next match will be Wednesday, against Alona Bondarenko (also Ukranian).
Melanie explains her word choice: “Well, I just decided to put the word “courage” this year as something different, and I really think I need to play with courage this year after I had a great run last year.” (She is 18, cut her some slack.)
Last year’s shoes:
Melanie picked the colors, and her 15-year-old boyfriend added the word “believe.” Awwww.
The face of courage:
(image via NYT)
More cute photos of Melanie, because why not:
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