Serena Williams is having an outstanding 2013 and a win here would only add to that narrative. Still, if she does not win the US Open while dominating the other tour events to this degree may seem like a lesser result than it actually is. Serena has been imposing throughout the year. Cirstea is playing well and I would like her chances against just about anyone in her current form. Beating Serena seems less likely. First, there is a mental hill to climb before playing Serena. Second, Serena’s game is sharp. Therefore, I predict Serena to win 6-4, 6-2.