The 2011 Women's Grand Slam season has been epitomized by great openness, with many players feeling like they had a chance at taking home the trophy. Now that the year is wrapping up with the US Open, almost all the favorites are actually ranked near the top of the game, with the exception of the Williams sisters themselves.
When Venus and Serena first came out on tour, it looked like they were going to dominate their home Grand Slam, as they each captured two US Opens between 1999 and 2002. However, they only have one title since then (Serena in 2008).
The Williams sisters still clearly represent the best American hope in New York this year, with Serena being at least near the top of the favorites list. Here is a list of 10 players that can prevent a sixth US Open title by a Williams sister.