Eugenie Bouchard? Simona Halep? Caroline Wozniacki? Agnieszka Radwanska? Sloane Stephens? Pam Shriver and Brad Gilbert break down the chances of five players hoping to win their first major at the US 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.
The time is now for Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep. And they know it. With Serena Williams' mysterious slip, the rising stars have battled their way into Grand Slam finals and made the sport all the more compelling.
Sloane Stephens doesn't know why she routinely goes further in Grand Slams than in lesser tournaments. But reaching the fourth round in the past six majors means the media won't stop pestering her about it.