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Melanie Oudin has muscle ailment

Updated: November 25, 2013, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

Surprise 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN) says she has a muscle-damaging condition that may be caused by intense exertion.

Oudin has written on her Twitter feed that her "off season is a little paused at the moment" because of the ailment, called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-uh-sis), and she is "doing everything possible for a speedy" recovery.

Her agent, Sam Duvall, confirms to The Associated Press on Monday that Oudin sent the tweets.

Oudin, who turned ...

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