Wimbledon Ladies’ Round of 16 Predictions

My Projected Winner will be placed in BOLD

ROUND OF 16 MATCH-UPS (Listed in order of seeds)

[1] MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS #1) vs. [15] SABINE LISICKI (GER #15) Sharapova leads 3-0

Lisicki is capable of winning, but Sharapova is on a great roll and should win this match.

[14] ANA IVANOVIC (SRB #14) vs. [2] VICTORIA AZARENKA (BLR #2)  Series tied 2-2

Ivanovic is playing well enough and is obviously talented, but Vika is the clear favorite here.

[3] AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA (POL #3) vs. [Q] CAMILA GIORGI (ITA #145) First meeting

It is a great story to see a qualifier in the second week at Wimbledon.  I think the story ends here as Radwanska advances.

[24] FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA #26) vs. [4] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE #4) Kvitova leads 2-1

The defending champion should win, but this could be an upset in the making as Schiavone is not apt to implode.

[6] SERENA WILLIAMS (USA #6) vs. [WC] YAROSLAVA SHVEDOVA (KAZ #65) S.Williams leads 1-0

Serena avoided elimination in the 3rd round.  Shvedova hung a golden set on the French Open runner-up.  I’ll take the 4 time champion to advance.

KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL #47) vs. [8] ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER #8) First meeting

Clijsters is going to make her final Wimbledon more memorable than a round of 16 loss.

[17] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS #19) vs. [30] PENG SHUAI (CHN #34) Series tied 1-1

Kirilenko is one of my favorite players on either tour so it is hard to pick against her, but she has not had a great 2012.

TAMIRA PASZEK (AUT #37) vs. [21] ROBERTA VINCI (ITA #23) Paszek leads 1-0

A lot of Italian players have done well at majors since the 2010 French Open.  I think the trend continues.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. jane says:

    i hope kirilenko and ivanovic break through, but definitely ana is the least likely facing azarenka.

  2. jane says:

    i also think serena could – maybe – be upset… or perhaps the close call from the other day will sharpen her up. 🙂

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