What should prove to be a fascinating second week of
That would be Venus versus
Early risers (match start scheduled for 5 a.m. Pacific time) may catch some of it with the expectation that top-seeded Serena, a little more than a year younger than her sister at 33 and statistically more accomplished, will handle the 16th-seeded Venus.
At stake is a fourth straight Grand Slam title for Serena (as well as a career No. 21) and the third notch in a quest for a calendar year Grand Slam. It will be the first time the two have played each other in a major tournament in six years.
If seedings stay consistent for the rest of the week, the men's semifinals will match No. 1
The other semifinal would match No. 2
Djokovic and Wawrinka have breezed through to the quarterfinals without the loss of a set. Federer and Murray have each lost one set.
The women's bracket is in place in the top half going into Monday, with Serena Williams and No. 4
Both No. 2 Petra Kvitova, the defending champion, and No. 3
The biggest upset in the making, however, might be the weather. The forecast, at a tournament that is known for rain and delays, is for mostly sunny and warm conditions the rest of the week.