The ATP has discussed cutting two to three weeks off the season. Tennis should cut even deeper and end the season shortly after U.S. Open.
Does Melanie Oudin's lull in momentum mean she can't handle the added pressure and expectations or, in typical sports media fashion, are we just expecting too much too soon?
Venus Williams' and Serena Williams' place in history is secure. These next two weeks will show whether their place in the present is as well, whether the current rankings are about their strength or a weakened field.