Women to watch at the U.S. Open

Crowd favorite Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open days before the tournament. With Sharapova out of the tournament, we turn our eye on the other women to watch.

(Captions courtesy of the Associated Press)




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CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 17: Serena Williams serves to Na Li of China during the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on August 17, 2013 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Serena Williams
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 17: Serena Williams serves to Na Li of China during the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on August 17, 2013 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the 2012 Women's Australian Open final, at the Melbourne University Boat Club on January 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Victoria Azarenka
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the 2012 Women's Australian Open final, at the Melbourne University Boat Club on January 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20: Agnieszka Radwanska attends the annual WTA pre-Wimbledon party at Kensington Roof Gardens on June 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for WTA)
Agnieszka Radwanska
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20: Agnieszka Radwanska attends the annual WTA pre-Wimbledon party at Kensington Roof Gardens on June 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for WTA)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 21: Li Na of China poses for a portrait during previews for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul on October 21, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for WTA)
Li Na
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 21: Li Na of China poses for a portrait during previews for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul on October 21, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for WTA)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Caroline Wozniacki arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens, Kensington on June 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for WTA)
Caroline Wozniacki
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Caroline Wozniacki arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens, Kensington on June 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for WTA)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Petra Kvitova attends the Pre-Wimbledon Party at Kensington Roof Gardens on June 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
Petra Kvitova
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Petra Kvitova attends the Pre-Wimbledon Party at Kensington Roof Gardens on June 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
\MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Maria Kirilenko of Russia plays a forehand in her second round doubles match with Nadia Petrova of Russia against Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Urszula Redwanska of Poland during day five of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Maria Kirilenko
\MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Maria Kirilenko of Russia plays a forehand in her second round doubles match with Nadia Petrova of Russia against Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Urszula Redwanska of Poland during day five of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Professional tennis player Sloane Stephens attends the 33rd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Sloane Stephens
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Professional tennis player Sloane Stephens attends the 33rd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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