For Rosie Casals, picking the favorite for the 2015 US Open is pretty easy — It’s Serena Williams’ title to win or lose.
This year, Williams has dominated the tour like no other and has won four consecutive major title for her second Serena Slam. But a victory in the US Open will give Williams her first calendar-year Grand Slam, which is winning all four major titles in a single season. If Williams accomplishes the Grand Slam, she will be the first player to do so since Steffi Graf in 1988.
Despite all the pressure that comes with trying to complete the Grand Slam, Casals, who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1996, believes Williams is well equip to handle any situation.
As for the rest of the field, Casals doesn’t seeing anyone capable of beating Williams.
But Williams can be vulnerable in the early rounds, and that’s what Casals warns again.
Simona Halep will be the No. 2 seed, but Casals doesn’t feel she has the weapons to threaten Williams.
Sharapova is the No. 3 seed, and the only other player who is a multiple major winner and a former US Open champion. But Williams has her number.
In the clip, Casals also breaks down Caroline Wozniacki, a finalist last year, former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and 2014 darling Eugenie Bouchard.
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