Caroline Wozniacki

What to Watch at US Open: New No. 1 Kerber faces Pliskova

The last time the two women's finalists at this U.S. Open, Angelique Kerber of Germany and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, played each other, it really was no contest.

Pliskova dominated the higher-ranked and more-experienced Kerber, not merely winning in straight sets, but dropping only four games along the way.

Like Saturday's matchup, the one three weeks ago was played on a hard court.

Like Saturday, there was a title at stake.

There are, however, some key differences, including that the earlier one was at a run-of-the-mill event and the upcoming one is at a Grand Slam tournament. And, perhaps most significantly of all when it comes to the outcome...