There are players in all sports, particularly individual sports like tennis, where certain people are favoured to win simply because of their past record. And by past, I don't mean recent past.
For instance, Amelie Mauresmo was considered a contender for every Slam she played in...well until 2009, even though it was clear to the most casual observer that she could quite simply never produce the level of tennis that she did in 2006.
We still make the same mistake whenever a Grand Slam's around the corner. We argue fiercely for players who we know deep down have no hope at all of going the distance, not anymore, anyway.
So with that in mind, we take a look at five women's players who aren't going to add to their Grand Slam tally at Flushing Meadows.