Serena has had a lackluster summer, returning home from Rio with zilch. Perhaps the conditions in Rio did not suit her superstar status or having to defend two titles was just overwhelming.
Anyhow, she's back in the grand slam stage again, gunning for a title that she lost last year in spectacular fashion!
A year later, everyone's watching whether the six-time US Open titlist can forget last year's debacle and do better this year and win the title.
Her side of the draw is a good help, although Simona Halep, a player who has defeated her before is with her.
Aside from Simona, Daria Kasatkina and Ana Ivanovic are some of her probable opponents before she reaches the semi's.
I still have to see the other side of the draws but with Serena, she has proven time and again that she can obliterate anyone so everyone still has to be on their toes if they want to win this title