In just a few weeks, the WTA will head to Flushing Meadows for the final Grand Slam of the year.
Most fans expect the likes of Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska,and Na Li to shine under the lights—after all, between them, they have over 10 hard-court Grand Slam championships and finals appearances.
However, some players outside of the elite have played some solid, consistent and inspiring tennis as of late, and their time is due at Flushing Meadows. While Serena goes into yet another Grand Slam as the overwhelming favorite, expect to see players on this list go deep in New York this year.
I ranked these ladies based on what I believe are their chances of going deep at the U.S. Open. "Deep" is defined as reaching the fourth round or further. I also included my personal predictions as to how far into the tournament they will get.