Tennis' Oudin says heart procedure went well

The Associated Press
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American tennis pro Melanie Oudin is home after a procedure for a heart condition. The 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist wrote on Twitter on Thursday that her trip to an Atlanta hospital ''went extremely well.'' She added: ''Just wanted to thank you guys for your kind thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to me.'' Oudin, from Marietta, Georgia, also posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed. The 23-year-old Oudin said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that she had been experiencing occasional ''episodes'' of an accelerated heartbeat, usually during - or right after - matches. She said she was diagnosed last month with a form of arrhythmia. Oudin also said in the interview she needs surgery for what she called ''a growth in my eye.''