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The Queen of Tennis
By Richard Kent BASN Writer
Updated: August 28, 2012
—Can she win it? Why not. She has won everything else this year. NEW YORK, NY (BASN)
Serena Williams may not be ranked no. 1 in the world, but she is the best women’s tennis player in the world.
And she is not injured and well prepared.
Williams won Wimbledon singles and doubles with her sister Venus, the Olympics singles and doubles, also Venus and is the favorite to win it all at the US Open.
Entering Cincinnati, she had a 19 match winning streak before she fell 6-4,6-4 to a very strong Angelique Kerber.
The loss might have been good for her focus.
She wants this Open badly. That was clear from her press conference in advance of the Open.
Williams has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles and 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus. They have never lost in a Grand Slam doubles final.
Who can beat her? Well first she can. If her serve is off, she can be run all over the court on the Open surface.
If she is playing at her best, world and US Open no. 1 Victoria Azerenka and no. 3 Maria Sharapova are her biggest challengers. Williams is seeded no. 4 and that is only because she hasn’t played that many events this year.
Williams opens her quest tonight against fellow American Coco Vandewegh, a former US Open Juniors champion. Should be no contest for Williams.