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Melanie Oudin on slow road back

Updated: December 5, 2013, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

Usually at this point in the offseason, pro tennis player Melanie Oudin is putting in at least six hours a day of court time and fitness work.

Right now, as the 2009 US Open quarterfinalist recovers from a muscle-damaging condition she says caused her arms to swell "like balloons," Oudin is under doctor's orders to limit herself to one hour a day of running. Nothing more: no racket-swinging, and definitely no weightlifting.

The 22-year-old American is not sure when she will be back ...

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