To be clear, Hitomi Aizawa could not win the U.S. Open tennis tournament this year. At this point in the tournament, one semifinal is set, with Serena Williams facing Na Li. The other semifinal will be determined today, but we know it will be an Italian versus a player from either Slovakia or Belarus.
And we’ll admit it is even extremely unlikely that Hitomi Aizawa will ever win the U.S. Open tennis tournament. But “could” is a funny word. This famed (in Japan) bikini and lingerie model “could” win the tennis tournament if she suddenly became a top-ranked tennis player. OR… she “could” win the tennis tournament if it suddenly was not so much about tennis. If the USTA was suddenly like, “You know, this tennis thing is a little bland — maybe next year we should hold a tennis-themed bikini contest at Louis Armstrong Stadium and have that determine the U.S. Open winner.”
See? That’s how Hitomi Aizawa “could” win the U.S. Open. Stranger things have happened.