Open on Sunday. Both players have been in exceptional form at Flushing Meadows, but three-time winner Nadal has the edge in experience and is pursuing a 19th Grand Slam title.
A New York bookend for Serena, after three major final disappointments, is a fitting storyline in her journey to elusive number The danger for the No.
Bibi is a beast, and no one has played better on hard courts this year.
Whomever she faces in the quarters—Kvitova, Stephens, Andreescu—will be a trendy pick in this half, but don't overthink it. And should she face Serena in the final? Well, you watched Wimbledon, right?
If healthy, no one can stop the year-old Canadian on hard courts. Why not at the Slam where it all started for her 20 years ago?
Dark Horse Seeded No. A chance for Cincinnati redemption against Barty could play out in the third round. She could topple No.
Look for a routine win over the returning Vandeweghe to start, followed by more victories. Anything is possible with her. Bust Seeded No.
Oh, and Kenin in nearby, who Svitolina lost to in Toronto and Cincinnati. Also, she faces two-time Grand Slam champion Azarenka in the opener. Kuznetsova beat her easily last week. For three hours leading up to the start of play, Tennis Channel's team will break down upcoming matches, review tournament storylines and focus on everything Flushing Meadows.
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