Player: Petra Kvitova
Nation: Czech Republic
Current Ranking: 62
Notable Conquests: Jie Zheng (23rd seed, China), Victoria Azarenka (14th, Belarus) and Caroline Wozniacki (3rd, Denmark)
Today's Result: loss to Serena Williams (1st, USA) in straight sets
Kvitova was also my Curtain Call for US Open Day 8. Many Grand Slam dreams end at Serena Williams's door. Kvitova's in good company. She'd never been past the first round at Wimbledon before so her ranking will sky-rocket. She should be in good position for a seed at the US Open.