There's no love for the USA.
In the World Cup, the States were put into the Group of Death, as it was so affectionately called. And for Serena Williams? The No. 1 seed for The Fortnight (not just any of the 26 fortnights over the course of a given year, but The Fortnight. So pretentious. So British.)?
No love here either.
Williams is the best American talent playing today, but she's going to be the most tested of them all. If she gets to Week 2 for the start of the fourth round, she could face one of two of the French Open semifinalists. You don't even want to know who she could face in the quarterfinals. Just. Don't. Go. There. Not yet, anyway.
For the men? John "The Big Lanky" Isner is the Great American Hope to reach Week 2. Crickets chirp for the rest of the American draw, with exception of one, who matches up favorably against men in his territory.
Things aren't looking up for the Americans, but that's why they play the matches. The following is a list of the Americans—men and women—who have the best chance at a birth in the second week in the Mother Country.