Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My First Blog
The 2010 US Open is only a matter of 7 weeks away now!
Serena Williams will most probably enter the championship a heavy favourite to take out the title. And she has a score to settle from last year's semi-final defeat to eventual champion Kim Clijsters. Now lets talk about the defending champion, she has been hot and cold all year and sadly I do not see her defending the title. Fellow belgium Justine Henin is already out with a injury to her wrist (sustained in her 4th round wimbledon loss to clijsters) so Henin will strugle to finish her come-back season in the top 10 and with a place in the year end championships in doha. The other Williams sister, Venus has little points to defend after a 4th round loss to Clijsters last year. Venus will be a good contendor for a Quater or Semi final but not mych else.
Now the young girls on tour. 2009 finalist Caroline Wozniacki has struggled this season so far despite reaching the world number 2 ranking (currently ranked 3rd) will struggled to defend her points. Azeranka and Radwanska seem to be in free fall. Yanina Wickmayer has struggled with injuries of late but fingersd crossed she will be healthy intime to defend her semi-final from 2009.
There are still someothers who do have a slight chance - Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Samantha Stosur, Elena Dementieva, Nadia Petrova has showen great form this year! and with draw going there way even Na Li, Flavia Panetta, Francesca Shcavonie and Shar Pe'er all have thr credentuals to take out a grandslam title. If Serena, Venus and Kim all end up in the same half of the draw!
Please post your thoughts of who you would like to see holding up the US Open Throphy in 2010