Gone are the days when Grand Slam finals regularly featured teenagers. These days, the average champ is strong, experienced ... and in her mid-20s.
The early losses of No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Petra Kvitova, No. 6 Li Na and No. 8 Marion Bartoli, above, was one of the themes of week one.
A travel saga kept Russia's Vesna Dolonts from arriving Stateside until just a few hours before her loss to Venus Williams.
The U.S. Open starts in a week, and world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is looking anything but the favorite.
Despite her No. 172 ranking, a poll says she's again the most popular female sports star in the U.S. Sister Venus is second.
Women's tennis lacks dominant players and compelling rivalries. Will someone take advantage and emerge as the new star?
Though she lost to Serena Williams in straight sets Monday, Ana Ivanovic is again looking like the player who reached No. 1 in the world rankings.