Serena Williams' lifetime chance to get the Slam record: with all the absences and no crowds, with less pressure on her, the American seeks victory in a Grand Slam that is missing from the Australian Open 2017, and which would certify that much dreamed Slam record that is becoming a massion impossible.
And seeing the women's singles draw of the US Open 2020 the impression can only be confirmed: now or never, for Serena this is the most delicious opportunity of an entire career spent dominating on a tennis court. Serena was drawn in the bottom half, in the side by the number 2 and Melbourne champion Sofia Kenin.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion is expected for a very smooth first week, with Ahn in the first round, one between Gasparyan and Puig in the second and probably countrywoman Sloane Stephens in the third round. In the fourth round, Williams could find Maria Sakkari who unexpectedly kicked her out of the Western and Southern Open this week, before the hypothetical fourth with Garbine Muguruza.
In the semifinals, as mentioned, Serena should cross Sofia Kenin, who however did not appear in great shape this week and who will have to face a slightly more complicated scoreboard, with pitfalls such as Jabeur in the third round and Elise Mertens in the fourth round.
Who will win the 2020 US Open women's singles?
In the top-half there are many stars: Naomi Osaka, Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber. Seed. no1 Karolina Pliskova, after the first round she would theoretically have a comfortable match against Kalinina, and could find herself against the difficult Caroline Garcia in the next round, while in the fourth round she would have a hypothetical stellar match against Kerber.
The most accredited candidate for access to the final seems to be Naomi Osaka. After the first round against Doi, the Japanese could meet Camila Giorgi or Alyson Van Uytvanck in the second round. The hypothetical quarterfinal match between Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova should be a great challenge, but the Czech will have to get out of a difficult area of the scoreboard that could put her against Dayana Yastremska in the fourth round.
If Serena Williams is in good physical shape then she will be the natural favorite. For the final victory the other candidates are obviously Naomi Osaka, Garbine Muguruza and Sofia Kenin. Outsiders Dayana Yastremska and Elise Mertens.
Out Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Andreescu, Kiki Bertens, Belinda Bencic, Wang Qiang, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Saisai Zheng, Julia Goerges, Barbora Strycova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Fiona Ferro, Lin Zhu and Yafan Wang.
US Open 2020 - Women's singles prediction Winner. Naomi Osaka 25%. Serena Williams, 25% Garbine Muguruza 25%, Sofia Kenin 25% Outsiders: Dayana Yastremska and Elise Mertens