Rank 'Em: U.S. Open women's contenders

Created: August 24, 2010, 11:02 AM

Where does Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki rank?

Which women's players have the best shot at success in the U.S. Open?

For the first time since the rankings started more than three decades ago, the U.S. Open will begin without the No. 1 player in the world on the women's side. But with Serena Williams sitting this one out because of injuries, is the field wide open for the season's final Grand Slam?

The summer season has seen Maria Sharapova make a move toward reclaiming her former dominance, while Ana Ivanovic has also proved competitive again. Will the title in New York go to a familiar face like Sharapova, Ivanovic or Venus Williams? Or will a rising star like Caroline Wozniacki or Victoria Azarenka seize the moment? We've provided some of the oddsmakers' favorites below, but how do you rank their chances?


 
 
  • Belarus
    WTA ranking: 11
  • Belgium
    WTA ranking: 3
  • Russia
    WTA ranking: 13
  • Serbia
    WTA ranking: 41
  • Serbia
    WTA ranking: 5
  • Russia
    WTA ranking: 12
  • Russia
    WTA ranking: 16
  • Australia
    WTA ranking: 6
  • USA
    WTA ranking: 4
  • Denmark
    WTA ranking: 2
  • Russia
    WTA ranking: 8