Australian Open 2011: Venus Williams and 10 Other Americans With a Shot

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Australian Open 2011: Venus Williams and 10 Other Americans With a Shot
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Tennis is not exactly something that the United States can boast about, despite the fact that Americans can claim dominance in a vast array of sports. 

Andy Roddick is really the only elite tennis player on the men's side and the Williams sisters fill a similar role among the women. 

In fact, the Americans are so weak at the Australian Open this year that I had to include some serious stretches and even some doubles teams among my list of Americans with a shot.

Part of the reason for this is the fact that Serena Williams is sidelined with a foot injury and has to sit out and watch her sister play at Melbourne Park. 

Then, on the men's side, one of the better Americans has already gone down. Sam Querrey lost in the first round to unseeded Lukasz Kubot in five sets. 

So without further ado, read on for the 10 Americans with a shot at the Australian Open title. 

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