US Open 2014: Americans with the Best Chance of Reaching Week 2

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US Open 2014: Americans with the Best Chance of Reaching Week 2
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It would appear even to the untrained eye that Americans have lost their grip on the grand sport of tennis.

On the men’s side of the U.S. Open draw, there isn’t much hope for anyone under 6'10". But at least the women can lay claim to the No. 1 overall seed.

The sport of tennis has spanned the globe starting in the southern hemisphere summer (Australian Open) and ending in the northern hemisphere summer in Flushing Meadows.

Serena Williams, our women’s No. 1 seed, has the greatest and surest chance of the Americans to reach the second week. While she’s the brightest ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak and desolate wasteland, there are others who could surprise and find the fourth round.

Read on to see which Americans could crack into the round of 16.

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