Predicted Winners in BOLD
Women’s Semifinal Matches
3Victoria Azarenka vs. 7Sara Errani – Based on clay court form, I’d take Errani, but I think the 2013 Australian Open champion and the World #1 are on a collision course. Azarenka in 2 close sets is my pick.
Men’s Semifinal Matches
5Rafael Nadal vs. 6Tomas Berdych – This is the match of the day. Nadal should win. Still, Nadal has lost two matches on clay in 2013 and has dropped 2 sets to Ferrer and 1 set to Gulbis over the past two events. I have been bullish on Berdych’s form throughout 2013. I think Nadal will win in straight sets, but if any of these four matches is going to be an gem it is this one.