Serena Williams easily took out the hottest player on tour, Dinara Safina, yesterday to set up today's final with Jelena Jankovic. And the big trophy comes with a little extra bonus: the number-one ranking.
I would assume this would settle for the year who should be holding the top spot. My money, and I'm assuming I'm not the only one, is going to be on Serena for this one. Williams' experience is going to be such a huge factor: I hope Jankovic can keep the ball in play and isn't shanking shots all over the place due to nerves.
That said, if Hurricane Hanna doesn't put things off a day, I'm expecting Williams to come out on top, both here and on the rankings list.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.