Serena Williams is the hot favourite with people placing tennis bets
to claim her fourth US Open title next month.
Her own superb recent form is the main reason for her strong favouritism, but the fallibility of her rivals makes her stand out further. It is safe to assume that she will win a 15th Major at New York if she plays close to her full potential.
We saw the devastating effect of Williams at full throttle at the Olympics, when she dropped just seven games in...