Behind world No. 1 Serena Williams, the women's field is in disarray these days.
Maria Sharapova won the French Open, and that's her least favorite surface. So a Wimbledon win is a no-brainer, right?
After a week of big-name carnage, we' like to introduce you to these relative unknowns.
Will there be a bigger outcry if the U.S. Open makes the bold move to seed Serena Williams higher than her ranking -- or if it doesn't?
For all the hoopla in the women's field, how silly do we feel for overlooking the defending champ and the women who reached the Aussie final?
The Williams sisters might be the odds-on favorites to muscle their way to another Wimbledon title, but they'll face plenty of thorny foes. We handicap the women's contenders.
Considering the way 2008 ended, our instincts say either Venus or Serena Williams will walk about from Melbourne victorious. But the women's field has a bevy of youngsters just waiting for the right opportunity.
So much for new faces. This year's WTA championships looks a lot like last year's.
It's kind of scary that Serena Williams is again dominating the tour, yet we all know she's saving her best stuff for Flushing.
So long, Serena. Your loss will be someone else's gain at the U.S. Open. But who will it be?