The Top Five Women's Contenders Still Standing at the U.S. Open

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The Top Five Women's Contenders Still Standing at the U.S. Open

The 2009 U.S. Open was supposed to be a time when Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva would finally break through in a major. It was also supposed to be a time when Victoria Azarenka would mature.

Throughout the summer months it sure seemed as if one—or maybe even all three—would be poised to make a deep run into the second week.

Well, I guess we were wrong: The three were upset in the first week of the tournament.

World No. 1 Safina, No. 3 Venus Williams, No. 4 Dementieva, No. 5 Jelena Jankovic, No. 7 Vera Zvonareva, and No. 9 Azarenka have all been defeated before the quarterfinals, further showing that the women's game has lost its consistency.

Who is the favorite to win the tournament? Has your choice changed since the top seeds have fallen like flies to the ground?

Here are the top five women's contenders still standing at the U.S. Open:

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