Sony Ericsson/Miami Sharapova vs. Radwanska Prediction

A contentious match between the two in 2007 Sony Ericsson Final Maria Sharapova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska Agnieszka Radwanska could certainly win this match.  She is the more steady player of the two.  Outside of Caroline Wozniacki, Radwanska is probably the most steady player in the WTA top 10.  If Maria has a poor serving day,…

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions for 3-30-2012

Predicted winner in BOLD C = Correct Pick, X = Incorrect Pick Semifinals Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Juan Monaco (21) – Monaco has had a dream run.  Nole has not played his A+ game to this point.  Still, Novak will advance.  His return of serve alone makes it hard for Monaco to win this match. …

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions 3-29-2012

Predicted Winners in BOLD C = Correct, X = Incorrect SemifinalsDashboard Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (4) – This is a big test for Caro.  Did she just beat a rusty Serena Williams or can she beat two more powerful players back-to-back.  I think Maria Sharapova is playing well enough in 2012 to take…

Sony Ericsson/Miami Picks 3-28-2012

Let’s see if I can do a little better than yesterday.  Predicted winners in BOLD. C = Correct, X = Incorrect Quarterfinals Agnieszka Radwanska (5) vs. Venus Williams – Radwanksa will feast on a lot of errors and advance.  C    6-4, 6-1 is about what I expected.  In 3-6 months, it could be a different…

Miami: DelPo to Meet Cilic, Some Other Guy Wins

Originally posted on mariposaxprs:
Del Potro d. Cilic, 6-3 7-6 Photo: Getty He has such a strangely elegant service motion.  It’s all in the left hand. Photo: AP Photo Both Cilic and DelPo got sassy with the umpire during the match.  Cilic, because DelPo took eons to challenge on a serve (the crowd was boo-ing…

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions for 3-27-2012

Predicted Winner in BOLD C = Correct X = Incorrect Quarterfinals Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Na Li (8) – Maria is playing well and should advance in a tough match.  C Caroline Wozniacki (4) vs. Serena Williams (10) – I could see this going either way as Serena is not match tough as of yet,…

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions for 3-26-2012

Predicted winners in BOLD C = Correct, X = Incorrect Fourth Round Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Ekaterina Makarova – I like Maria to advance.  C Agnieszka Radwanska (5) vs. Garbine Muguruza Blanco  C Ana Ivanovic (15) vs. Venus Williams – Based on conditioning I think Ivanovic keeps her feel good story going whereas Venus’ feel…

FEDERER AND THE NEW GENERATION

Originally posted on Tennis & Tourism:
Miami (United States) –  After defeating American Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-6(3) on Saturday, Roger Federer was given the opportunity to talk about the new tennis generation. The Swiss Maestro made a few comparison between the upcoming tennis stars. Q. You talked before about how you liked having the opportunity to play players from…

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions for 3-25-2012

Reminder: Don’t forget to check out “60 Minutes” interview with world #1 Novak Djokovic tonight Projected Winners in BOLD C= Correct X = Incorrect Third Round Agnieszka Radwanska (5) vs. Silvia Soler-Espinosa  C Dominika Cibulkova (16) vs. Jie Zheng C Venus Williams vs. Aleksandra Wozniak – Venus’ comeback run continues .  C barely Victoria Azarenka…

Review of Bring Your Racquet: Tennis Basics for Kids

Certified tennis professional Steven White’s book Bring Your Racquet: Tennis Basics for Kids is a great contribution to the larger endeavor of making tennis more accessible for young people.  This is a cause that is close to my heart because I feel many kids show interest in tennis and hack around a bit without receiving…