Tennis' Oudin says heart procedure went well

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Posted: Nov 06, 2014 10:16 PM

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."