Venus Williams is serving heat at more than 110 mph and is into the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010. Is she posed to make a run? Absolutely. Just don't tell her she has to give up her doubles game to do it.
There are a number of candidates who will be competing long after Venus and Serena Williams hang up their tennis shoes, as evidenced by the number of American women making it past the US Open first round.
Surly or sweet? An intimidating world-beater or an insecure self-loather? At this point, after walking the tightrope atop the women's game for more than a decade, the only surprise is when Serena Williams doesn't surprise.