Definitely winnable but sheís going to have a partisan crowd on a main court, will be tough.
No doubt the trolls will use her Wimbledon exit as a reason why she wonít win but I reckon Emma is made of tough stuff, she was relentless yesterday.
Great to see Emma recover so well and quickly after Wimbledon. Looks a great talent. A wee bit of a shame her current performances won't be getting the same coverage however in hindsight maybe not a bad thing.
I like the US Open. Total contrast to Wimbledon. Always a racket going on, music at the breaks, folk running up and down the stairs getting food and drink. It's laid back.
It's a huge stadium too - at least the Ashe court is. More comfy too without some sweaty matron from the Home Counties pressed into your shoulder all the time trying to glimpse Cliff in the Royal Box or whatever.
Absolute donut I work beside took enormous pleasure in announcing today that GBs new tennis star isnít actually British (his words) but Canadian and started comparing her to Rusedski and even Lennox Lewis. I didnít hold back, pointing out she has been living in England since she was two years old and recognises the UK as her home. Also said Iíd rather look at the positives of having an enormous talent represent GB than looking for something to hold against her. He softened his stance a little after that but blamed the press for going OTT for someone who wasnít born here. Maybe they should put a little asterisk next to her name when reporting on her.
Think I might avoid cheering Justin Rose on in the Ryder Cup since he was born in South Africa