Tuesday's Viewers Guide
With Belgians Kim Clijsters and defending Wimbledon champion Justine Henin-Hardenne sitting this one out and Venus Williams already sent to the sidelines, it's tough to find a compelling marquee matchup on the women's side. Thing are heating up, however, so that we might finally have one.
If top-seeded Serena Williams and No. 7 seed Jennifer Capriati win their fourth-round matches on Tuesday as expected, they would meet for the third time in six weeks. After losing eight consecutive matches to Williams, Capriati has now won two straight. She prevailed in the semifinals at Rome and then the quarterfinals at the French Open. Will the third time be a charm -- or a curse?
Tuesday's matches will put them in position to find out.
Thanks to the first rain-free day of the fortnight on Monday, the men's draw is back on schedule. That means six high-quality women's matches will dominate Tuesday's schedule, four round-of-16 contests and two quarterfinals.
It was Sprem, you may remember, who knocked Venus Williams out of the tournament in the second round. The 19-year-old Croatian is playing big, going further than she ever has in a Grand Slam event; she reached the second round here a year ago, but has posted four wins already this time around. She is ranked No. 30 in the world and enters this match with unprecedented confidence.
There is no track record to ponder because the two players have never met. Davenport is in good form -- she's won all eight sets she's played, surrendering a total of only 14 games. This, however, will be her toughest match so far.
Sugiyama is a solid player, as her seeding suggests, but she has had a fortunate run through the draw. Like the other quarterfinal, these two players have never played before.
Round of 16
Greg Garber is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
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