Despite her recent injuries and low ranking, Serena Williams has to be considered the favorite at the upcoming U.S. Open.
Yesterday, I wrote about where Serena might run into trouble at Flushing Meadows. That all remains true, but I still believe Serena will overcome it all and win the Open.
When at her best, Serena is like nothing women's tennis has ever seen. She brings power and passion to the court in addition to controlling the flow of a match with her ground strokes. Cross-court, cross-court, cross-court, winner. Her game isn't nuanced in the way that Justin Henin or Francesca Schiavone's are. It's straight power, and it's deadly.
Serena will begin her quest for her first U.S. Open since 2008 on August 29. Here's why she'll succeed and win her fourth Open title as well as 14th Grand Slam title.