Serena Williams is probably the first 28th-seeded favorite in Grand Slam history. Her ranking is not up to expectations due to illness and injury over the last year, but she is back now and in great form.
Williams was unable to play in New York last year because of a foot injury. Her last moment at the US Open was the dubious situation that involved her losing a match to Kim Clijsters after a foot-fault call caused her to lose her temper.
The all-time great is just a handful of sets away from capturing her 14th Grand Slam title. Here are five reasons she is guaranteed to win the 2011 US Open.