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FOXSports.com's Richard Evans previews the Women's draw at the U.S. Open. Find out who he thinks will take the title.
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We. I'm Brian -- the US open as the final Grand Slam tournament of the year for preview of the women's draw pleased to be joined by foxsports.com. Senior tennis writer Richard that's. Richard so many unknowns women's tennis right now but we do know that Kim Clijsters won't be able to go after three -- in New York because of injuries. What your perspective then on Caroline Wozniacki as the world number one tries to finally win her first slam. Well my perspective is that I'm afraid to say this I think the UST AUS open committee have that I made a mess so they. Seeding but I don't see how you can have Serena Williams as seated there at 28. Going into the US open that I know the reason why she's 28 in the world because she's been out. -- you've got the first -- twelve months. Bad this business so who did you move following the WTA rankings I don't think works in this case I'm glad -- My -- -- program Cruz would make. So I got a little support been saying this but I think I am Caroline Wozniacki. Probably I don't know why we always end up Singapore's number one in the world but there admitted to another fifty that's suffered when she was number one in the world do you think they Yanukovich. Did so because they have never won a Grand Slam title and it's just -- strange having the number one in the world. Who's never won a Grand Slam title maybe Caroline Wozniacki will finally put that to rest. Come through and win it. But I should be very surprised if He does because she hasn't been playing the best tennis recently. Serena Williams Franchitti is the favorite I'm -- have a favorite ranked twenty maples seated 28. I don't know that them. You have the situation -- the Wimbledon champion. I suppose it is and seeded number five the French Open champion. And maybe not conceded number six. And it just doesn't make any sense that is the problem with the WTA rankings. So I am frankly I think it's it's a very odd looking girl and we've. Gotta hope that that one of these really top seeds doesn't run into Serena Williams in round three which could happen and that would be very unfair. Let's talk more about Serena who was playing outstanding tennis before getting hurt in Cincinnati let's make it official she's healthy. Issued a player to beat in New York City. And I think she's the player to be anywhere this city I think that's the Serena Williams when she's playing at best when -- such. She obviously had a problem just to -- the last couple of weeks because she didn't play Cincinnati but the full then. She run me in Stanford -- -- in -- she Will Franklin -- in any tournament she enthused if she's totally fit and committed. And if that is the case said the US open. I think everybody's gonna have a very tough time speeding up did the same on the Muslim level can be said about -- -- Obviously it was a -- one a little less recently than Serena but she led the ranked twelve if you. Some good I don't know when she's seeded she's she's so little -- I've lost yet ready field number 36. Which is so far too -- -- Venus Williams she would be someone who could come through and win the title. So nothing we just got to forget this is seedings are just so good -- -- what happens on court. And I think the Williams sisters will be -- right the way through to the second week. Finally Maria Sharapova is a former US open champion she won the title in Cincinnati what's your outlook for the open and who wells intrigues you what could be a wide open women's draw. Well I think I had no Maria Sharapova has been playing much better and essentially what I'm not the Italian open on play. Not so favorite surface she's starting to believe in herself again. She of course had long layoffs through injuries through a shoulder problem. But she's been back to -- playing bad like she used to she's a real fight that she she had a Ding Dong battle with the Jankovic. That attitude to win the title recently and that she came through she'll be a factor I think. We certainly know doesn't play her best I think you've got to look to Maria Sharapova as a prospective champion at flushing meadows. And I think I could over the Wimbledon champion should be -- that she hadn't played that well so and so winning the title. I think there's an outside not to win the title would someone to watch. It was very interesting new plan from Germany's Andrea Petra which. Who's seeded number ten she's a great personality. And I think it would be great if she's already did well put himself on the map. The sad -- from American tennis point of view is that's certainly not at 28. Is the only American player not seeded and them that you have to look at all the way down to better than that extends to find the next round. And today it doesn't bode well for American women's tennis at the moment or that we have to hope that some good -- coming through. Hi Richard thanks so much for the insights don't forget foxsports.com. As you covered. For all your tennis needs some Bryan Webber will see next time.