Things look brighter for the American women, who are looking to equal or surpass their good French Open showing, where they had four representatives in the fourth round.
We've already discussed the prospects of Serena Williams, who is the favorite.
Sloane Stephens (No. 17) drew fellow American and Eastbourne finalist Jamie Hampton in the first round. This is a really tough draw for Stephens, since Hampton has performed well on grass and was very close to being seeded.
The winner of that match is in a mediocre section, though, with Caroline Wozniacki (No. 9) and Sara Errani (No. 5) as the highest seeds looming.
Varvara Lepchenko (No. 26) is also in that section of the draw, and I think she has the best shot at making the quarterfinals. Wozniacki could be her fourth-round opponent.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who upset Li Na at the French Open, gets Angelique Kerber (No. 7) in the first round and has a chance to get a big upset right away and take Kerber's No. 7-seed draw for the rest of the tournament. It's not an easy task, but it's a great opportunity.
There are a lot of other American women in the draw, but particularly keep an eye out for Mallory Burdette, who gets Urszula Radwanska in the first round and could face fellow American Alison Riske in the second. Her game is well-suited for grass, and she should be able to get to the third round.
Also, Madison Keys gets a blockbuster first-round match against Brit Heather Watson, which will surely garner a lot of attention.