Poll: Who can pose the greatest threat to Serena Williams this US Open?

Serena Williams is storming through the US Open draw and her confidence, stability and power make me wonder if there is any player on the Tour that could beat this Williams. Therefore, instead of doing a regular poll on who your favorites for the US Open title are, I am asking you whether you think Serena has a major threat en route to the title?

Who can pose threat to Serena Williams this US Open?

  • No one (38%, 146 Votes)
  • Caroline Wozniacki (2-0) (22%, 85 Votes)
  • Samantha Stosur (4-2) (20%, 76 Votes)
  • Vera Zvonareva (6-2) (12%, 46 Votes)
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (1-0) (5%, 18 Votes)
  • Andrea Petkovic (1-0) (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Flavia Pennetta (2-0) (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 388

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In brackets there is Serena's head-to-head record against players and as you can see she's leading each one of them. In her first tournament after a year-long absence, Eastbourne, Serena lost to Vera Zvonareva 3-6 7-6(5) 7-5 and in August she played Samantha Stosur, in the Toronto final, and won 6-4 6-2, one of her two Premier titles in five tournaments she played since her comeback in June.

In the quarterfinals of the 2011 US Open Williams plays Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who eliminated Jelena Jankovic and Francesca Schiavone from the tournament. Williams' possible semifinal opponent is world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)

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7 thoughts on “Poll: Who can pose the greatest threat to Serena Williams this US Open?

  1. Mirjana

    From all of these players, i think Caro could maybe be a problem for her, because of her defense and she is definitely mentally more stable than the others, but right now Caro isn't playing well enough to do that.

  2. Marija Post author

    And this is the perfect place to share this Serena's quote:

    Yeah. I walk out there, do the Crip walk and try to intimidate them. No, I don’t try. I just am. I am who I am. I don’t know whether that’s intimidating or not. I am just me.

    Hahahah timeless! :)

  3. John Bolan

    Nice to see Carolyn leading the poll especially after your "expert" has completely rejected her.

    No Kerber? She did beat Alla Kudryavtseva!!

    Over confidence has lost many a tennis match. The only top 10 player Serena has played so far has been the injured Viki Azarenka. Viki did everything but win their 2nd set. Carolyn and Vera await!!

  4. Marija Post author

    John, hm you really think Caroline is leading the poll? With twice as much votes for "no one"? I believe that the poll backs up Florian's prediction that Serena is an absolute favorite.

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