Predicted Winners in BOLD
ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
Not Before 3:00 pm
WTA – E. Bouchard (CAN) vs [WC] A. Barty (AUS) – This is an interesting match that could help with either player’s comeback attempt.
WTA – C. Bellis (USA) vs [WC] A. Tomljanovic (CRO)
WTA – S. Cirstea (ROU) vs M. Puig (PUR) – This could be an amazing macth. I watched Cirstea play in the Cincinnati qualifying rounds. She is a quality player. I think Puig is due for a good event, and Miami is her home base.
WTA – [WC] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) vs K. Siniakova (CZE) – Another potentially good match
COURT 1 start 11:00 am
WTA – J. Jankovic (SRB) vs Y. Shvedova (KAZ) – I would not mind seeing Shvedova winning, but I think JJ, like life, finds a way.
WTA – J. Goerges (GER) vs A. Riske (USA) – *Match of the Day*
COURT 2 start 11:00 am
WTA – Y. Wickmayer (BEL) vs L. Safarova (CZE) – Safarova could use a good run and is capable of doing just that.
Not Before 2:00 pm
WTA – H. Watson (GBR) vs [Q] P. Tig (ROU) – Tig should be match tough, and Watson has been spending too much time at IBM.
WTA – A. Cornet (FRA) vs [Q] A. Sasnovich (BLR) – Cornet is talented and sometimes vexing.
COURT 7 start 11:00 am
WTA – C. McHale (USA) vs A. Beck (GER) – I like McHale’s chances, but this is close to a 50-50 match.
WTA – L. Davis (USA) vs [Q] V. Lepchenko (USA) – I am conflicted on this one.
WTA – S. Rogers (USA) vs [Q] M. Erakovic (NZL) – See above
COURT 8 start 11:00 am
WTA – A. Petkovic (GER) vs [Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) – What dance moves could Petkovic break out? Is that making my pick biased?
WTA – [Q] R. Ozaki (JPN) vs L. Chirico (USA)
WTA – O. Dodin (FRA) vs P. Parmentier (FRA)
COURT 9 start 11:00 am
WTA – M. Doi (JPN) vs [Q] V. Cepede Royg (PAR)
WTA – [Q] M. Brengle (USA) vs J. Ostapenko (LAT)
WTA – [Q] D. Vekic (CRO) vs Q. Wang (CHN) – After Stan’s strong Indian Wells, I could see some momentum carrying over.
WTA – [WC] A. Anisimova (USA) vs [Q] T. Townsend (USA) – This is a big chance for both players.
WTA – [Q] K. Nara (JPN) vs [Q] A. Kontaveit (EST)