Next up is Victoria Azarenka. I have to admit, I don't much care for Azarenka. That said, I respect that she is one of the three best players in the game right now.
So obviously, with the possible exception of Sharapova, there is no one in the game I would be more delighted to see Magda beat than Azarenka. And Vika does appear to be in fairly subpar form too. She looks there for the taking.
A shame though that I fear Magda will probably be too tired to produce the high quality match it will require to dismantle Azarenka. I can't tell all of you how delighted I would be to be wrong about this though.
I hope she considers withdrawing from New Haven now. There were a few times today where she pulled up short and was wincing. We don't want a repeat of Wimbledon where the injury she picked up at Rosmalen ruined her chances. She needs to be fully fit and rested now to give the USO her best.