At 32, Serena Williams is playing some of the best tennis of her career and has as good a chance as ever to win all four Grand Slam events in the calendar year, starting with this Australian Open.
Maybe it has something to do with her LMFAO musician boyfriend Redfoo, but second-seeded Victoria Azarenka was quite literally dancing on the court after sailing past Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-3 to reach the US Open semifinal.
Alison Riske, ranked 81st coming into the Open, should approach the top 60 from these results. That will open the door to enter several tournaments without having to play qualifiers.
In some ways, Martina Hingis is very much the player she was in the late 1990s. She's hell-bent on proving that.