Liezel Huber spent 199 weeks as WTA Doubles World No.1 – second only to Martina Navratilova for time at the top. In a career that spanned two decades she won 53 doubles titles, including two US Opens among five majors, as well as two mixed Slams. Here are her WTA Fantasy picks for this fortnight in New York.
“My first choice is crowd favorite, my favorite, Serena Williams. She loves the night matches at Arthur Ashe and she’s definitely America’s sweetheart. What can I say – go Serena!”
“She’s got the height and the power and she’s on a high from winning the biggest title of her career at Cincinnati. Madison is a former finalist at the US Open and I believe it’s her time.”
“She’s the defending champion and another crowd favorite after her amazing run last year. Winning titles back-to-back isn’t easy but Naomi certainly has the game and she might just be able to do it.”
“Maybe she’s something of a dark horse, but Angie is my fourth favorite. She likes the fast courts, she’s fit and she’s fierce – and she’s another former champion in New York.”
Outsider Pick: Camila Giorgi
“Camila is coming straight off the finals at the Bronx Open, having reached another final at Washington, DC last month. She definitely has the work ethic and the mindset as well lots of fans to boost her too. Dynamite comes in small packages – so who knows!”