US Open 2013 will have the top international women facing off against each other for the crown. Several are coming back from injuries while a few others are coming on the back of confident performances recently. Here are the top 5.
First up: The defending champion.
Serena Williams has always had a good time here and will be hoping to retain her title this time around as well.
Victoria Azarenka made it to the final last year but came out second best.
Recently, she was one of the biggest names to crash out of Wimbledon due to an injury.
Fitness and form will have to combine in a way that helps Azarenka last the entire distance at Flushing Meadows.
In 2012, Maria Sharapova made headlines off the court when she launched her line of candies - Sugapova.
Maria too, like Azarenka, limped off the grass courts in London but will hope to come back running and showcase her fighting abilities.
Agnieszka Radwanska had personal reasons to withdraw from Cincinnati Open recently but if she decides to play the US Open, can stand a good chance to make a deep impact.
One of the most watched rising star in international tennis, Germany's Sabine Lisicki makes this list due to her performance in Wimbledon.