Jim Caple spent Australia Day watching three American women win their Australian Open matches, wandering the grounds at Melbourne Park and, of course, listening to a little "Down Under" by Men at Work.
Not only is the 34-year-old American back in contention at a major, but after beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round, a resurgent Venus Williams will take on Madison Keys, the protege of her old rival Lindsay Davenport.
Madison Keys upset two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova after Madison Brengle knocked out Coco Vandeweghe on Saturday. And that means there are four Americans in the final 16 at the Australian Open.
Sorry, Serena and Venus, but with 110 career titles, including 25 majors, between you, it's just a given that the world should keep an eye on you two. So, in that spirit, here are eight women not named Williams to watch at the 2015 Australian Open.
It's crazy but true. No American woman has made it past the fourth round of a major this year. Is there a reason to believe things will be different on home turf at the US Open? You betcha. Here are seven players to keep an eye on at Flushing Meadows.