My picks on the ATP draw at Indian Wells were hit or miss, but my WTA picks were downright awful. Most of the credit or blame goes to these two players. I did not predict them to win their semifinal matches. I thought Pennetta would lose in the quarterfinal round as well. Whatever I predict, expect the opposite to happen.
I am half tempted to take Pennetta. She is a tough veteran. She is obviously playing well. She has variety. I am picking Radwanska to win because she has incredible defensive skills that could drive a player crazy. I thought she might come through and win the Australian Open once Ivanovic defeated Serena Williams, but that was not to be. Will I be wrong in picking Radwanska again? Probably, but she is my pick.
Radwanska d. Pennetta 6-4, 6-2