Only the final acts of an Open are to be written and the corridors are quieter. The crowds have thinned and the outside courts are mostly soundless playgrounds. Umpires' chairs sit mournfully empty and a faint music trails through the buildings. The litter has been swept up and with it the shards of unfulfilled ambitions. Only one person can win, 126 women have left and two remain.
Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova.