Such interesting permutations the game of tennis gives us!
Now with the ouster of Angelique Kerber on their side of the draw, Venus Williams gets a window of opportunity, at least on paper, to be the favorite to get that semifinal slot, as she has the best head-to-head among all the players in their side of the draw.
She is not really known as a clay courter, but she has reached the finals here in 2002, losing to her sister, Venus.
But 2002 is already an eternity ago, so Timea Bacsinszky, last year's semi-finalist, is also another good prospect for the semifinal slot yet Venus has a better head-to-head against her, that's why Venus is our pick for this slot.
This then opens the window of opportunity for Venus to meet sister Serena again, this time, in the semifinal. At least on paper.