Amid the aftermath of President Obama's speech last night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appears to have also been paying attention to the U.S. Open tennis championship.

He tweeted praise for 17-year-old phenom Melanie Oudin, who surprisingly advanced to the quarterfinals, but was ousted by ninth-ranked Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets on Wednesday:

All of us can be proud of melanie oudin's great competitiveness at the us open. She has a remarkable future ahead of her.

"It was a lot," Oudin said after the match of the attention surrounding her. "These past two weeks have been really different for me. I've gone from being just a normal, like, tennis player to almost everyone in the United States knowing who I am now."