Melanie Oudin beats Julia Goerges

Updated: March 22, 2011, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Melanie Oudin defeated Julia Goerges of Germany 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday.

Oudin led 5-2 but allowed Goerges to pull even before winning the first set.

American wild card Madison Keys, a 16-year-old ranked No. 421, took Patty Schnyder of Switzerland to three sets before falling 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (2).

Keys trains at the nearby Evert Academy.

Men's first-round play begins Wednesday.


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