US Open 2016: August 29th Women’s Predictions


Predicted Winners in BOLD

[7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) – I do not see a repeat trip to the championship match, but Vinci should win this match.

[2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs Polona Hercog (SLO) – Kerber got some much needed rest this past week.

[8] Madison Keys (USA) vs. Alison Riske (USA) – This could be the match of the day.  Riske is a tough competitor who will make Keys earn a victory.  Keys should win, but her near misses in Montreal and Rio may weigh heavy psychologically.  If Keys is not ready to battle, she will lose.  I think Keys will be ready and win a fun match.

[9] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – These two have combined for 3 majors in singles.

[3] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs [Q] Elise Mertens (BEL) – Muguruuza is one of my favorite players, but her semifinal non-effort in Cincinnati does not inspire me with confidence.

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs [Q] Taylor Townsend (USA) – Townsend is match tough, and Wozniacki has had an awful year.

[13] Johanna Konta (GBR) vs. [WC] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) – This is an unfortunate draw for both players, but I think Konta has to be favored.

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs. Sabine Lisicki (GER) – Lisicki’s serve should give her an edge. Will it be enough though?

Madison Brengle (USA) vs. [WC] Kayla Day (USA) – Bad day?

Alizé Cornet (FRA) vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) – This match … ML-B is a great story and has had good results in her 2nd career.  Cornet is talented and a but nuts.  I watched Cornet from the front row in Cincinnati.  I am taking her talent so long as her serve and nerve do not go on holiday.

[18] Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs. Monica Niculescu (ROU) – My first upset pick?

Andrea Petkovic (GER) vs. [Q] Kristina Kucova (SVK)

[Q] Catherine Bellis (USA) vs. Viktorija Golubic (SUI) – She is match tough and playing in NY.

[Q] Maria Sakkari (GRE) vs. [Q] Ying-Ying Duan (CHN)

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) vs. [WC] Virginie Razzano (FRA) – This is a tough call, but Pirokova had some nice results in Cincinnati.

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)

Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

[Q] Yafan Wang (CHN) vs. [LL] Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)

[WC] Danielle Collins (USA) vs. Evgeniya Rodina (RUS)

Christina McHale (USA) vs. Mona Barthel (GER) – McHale can do damage in NY if her draw breaks the right way.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) vs. [WC] Lauren Davis (USA)

[14] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) – I am barely taking Kvitova to win here.  She has the talent to go far, but she is also unpredictable and prone to health issues.

[27] Sara Errani (ITA) vs. Shelby Rogers (USA)

[30] Misaki Doi (JPN) vs Carina Witthoeft (GER)

[28] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs Naomi Osaka (JPN)

[21] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) vs. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) – I am bullish on Romania.

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) vs. [Q] Ana Bogdan (ROU) – Cirstea played well against Cornet in Cincinnati.  I am not sure what the Romanian Civil War dynamic will be, but I think Cirstea is favored.

Irina Falconi (USA) vs. Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)

[24] Belinda Bencic (SUI) vs Samantha Crawford (USA)

[12] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs Magda Linette (POL) – Could Cibulkova be an unexpected semifinalist?

[32] Monica Puig (PUR) vs. Saisai Zheng (CHN) – Barring a major letdown from Rio, Puig is likely to win this match.

[22] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs [Q] Mandy Minella (LUX) – Svitolina should advance.


1 Comment

  1. Rafael Nadal will meet Denis Istomin in today’s game played in US Open. In their last H2H meeting played at Miami Open, Nadal won the match with 2:0. I wonder if D. Istomin prepared us with a surprise today. Based on the past results of the two players, I would expect Nadal to perform well during this game and go for a victory. It should be interesting to see if Nadal will win by 2 sets difference as his last head to head meeting.

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