U.S. Open Tennis 2010: Chelsey Gullickson and Other Hotties To Emerge
Serena Williams' absence in the 2010 US Open has given opportunities for a lot of new faces and names to jump into the spotlight, even for a brief moment.
Here's a list of new young ladies that might not win it all, but you probably want to know what they look like, just in case they become household names.
After the first round we have had some close calls for favorites, and even a few minor upsets.
Here are some of the new faces that have emerged.
Chelsey Gullickson is a tennis player out of the University of Georgia and a 2010 NCAA tennis singles champion.
Unfortunately she drew the top seed, Caroline Wozniacki, which meant for an 6-1, 6-1 early exit.
But we'll probably see her again.
Not bad for an 18-year-old. Simona Halep gave No. 4 seed Jelena Jankovic all she could handle, before bowing out 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the first round.
Groth also battled hard, actually winning the first set, before falling to Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Though Schynder has been around for quite awhile, and might be considered AARP material in tennis, we're calling this her re-emerging since she is ranked outside the top 50.
In her first-round match she defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-3.
Patty might have taken some time off to try a new career...
Modeling? Let's see how she does in her return to her day job.
Lucic disappeared from the scene after winning a Grand Slam women's doubles title at the Australian Open in 1998 when she was only 15 years old, partnering with Martina Hingis back in 1998.
But now she is back, and hoping to jump start her career.
Although she put forth a valiant effort, Karolina Sprem fell to Beatrice Capra 6-1, 6-3.
Aravane Rezai is an Iranian-French tennis player, who made it through a grueling first-round match to beat Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7).
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Oudin burst on the scene a little while ago with a great 2009 season. She is looking to continue her momentum in this year's US Open.
She got off to a great start with a 6-3, 6-0 straight set victory over Olga Savchuk of Ukraine.
Wozniacki comes in to the US Open as the No. 1 seed, so this isn't her first rodeo. But she is in search of her first Grand Slam title.
She defeated NCAA singles champ Chelsey Gullickson 6-1, 6-1 in the first round.