The first week of the 2011 US Open has been similar to the other three majors this season. The top men have been advancing, while there has been a slew of upsets on the women's side.
Petra Kvitova and Li Na have had break out results on the big stage this year but there has not been a first-time grand slam finalist in the men's game.
It would be a pretty big surprise if there was a first time men's finalist in this major (US Open Series winner Mardy Fish might have the only chance to do that). The women's field could easily see two first time slam finalists.
Here is a list of potential breakout players to watch in the second week of the season's final major.