The 2014 Australian Open has already seen Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova lose matches before the quarterfinals. Victoria Azarenka will need to be on full alert, because opportunity is ripe for a new champion.
The men's brackets have usually held more to form, but that doesn't mean Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will waltz their way to the final. Or will they?
The following bold predictions are reasonable projections that could happen in the second week. Not all of them will occur, but the stage is set for some excellent and surprising tennis.
In one week, it will all be sorted out, but for now the enjoyment of Grand Slam tennis is reaching its peak.