If the men's game is a study in relentless top-heaviness, the women's game is a demonstration of relentless parity. Seven different players have won the last seven majors. Five recent No. 1 players have won one or zero majors. But if there's an unfamiliar champ in New York, it will mean that Serena Williams won't win. Which is difficult to envision right now.
Top 26 Seeds
Dark Horse Stable:
Martic def. Stosur; Venus def. Kerber in round two.
First round matches to watch