Power Ranking the Top 20 Women's Players Heading into 2014 US Open Tennis

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Power Ranking the Top 20 Women's Players Heading into 2014 US Open Tennis
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Serena Williams prepares to serve during the final of the 2014 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Serena Williams enters the 2014 U.S. Open as the No. 1 player, the No. 1 seed and winner of the U.S. Open Series points race.

Despite a year without a Grand Slam, Williams remains the player to beat. 

What about the rest of the field? Who among the top contenders is riding the mojo into Flushing Meadows?

Certainly not Li Na. She withdrew from the Rogers Cup, Cincinnati and the U.S. Open. She hasn't played a match since an early exit at Wimbledon. With her future in doubt, No. 3 Li has been excluded from these power rankings. 

Here's a look at those included and why. 

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