Wimbledon 2017: July 4th Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Centre Court

[1] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs [Q] Irina Falconi (USA)  – Kerber’s 2015 was impressive. Her 2016 was excellent.  We’re still looking for the right adjective for her 2017, but if she puts some wins on the board it might be more like the past two adjectives.  If not, …

No.1 COURT

[3] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) – She should be a contender for this title.  Grass will allow for her serve to do a lot of damage.  Her clean ground strokes also benefit from this surface.

SHOW COURTS (11:30 a.m. start)

No.2 COURT

[9] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – This is not an ideal draw for Aga, but I think JJ will be sent home.

[7] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [Q] Ons Jabeur (TUN)  – In this topsy turvy 2017, could Kuznetsova be a contender?  I don’t think so, but I think she wins a few matches at least.

No.3 COURT

[14] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)  I nearly pulled the trigger on an upset pick here.  Mugaruza can play well on grass as we saw in 2015, but her post French Open victory has been a pretty bland and perplexing 55 weeks.

[12] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs Pauline Parmentier (FRA) – The battle of France takes place on grass in the UK?

COURT 12

Christina McHale (USA) vs [WC] Katie Boulter (GBR)  – I think McHale could do a bit of damage here.  Grass makes it easier for her to hold serve, and her movement and hustle produces some breaks of serve.

[32] Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs Oceane Dodin (FRA)

COURT 18

[24] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs Mona Barthel (GER)

FIELD COURTS

COURT 4

Xinyun Han (CHN) vs [WC]  Zarina Diyas (KAZ)

Shelby Rogers (USA) vs Julia Boserup (USA)

COURT 5

Tatjana Maria (GER) vs [Q] Anastasia Potapova (RUS)

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) vs Sara Errani (ITA) – Pironkova is dangerous on grass and has had a decent 2017 leading into Wimbledon.

COURT 6

Denisa Allertova (CZE) vs Risa Ozaki (JPN) – Trust in the Czechs on grass (Navratilova, Novotna, and Kvitova so to speak)

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) vs [Q] Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)  – A qualifier can be dangerous due to being match tough, but I think Makarova should advance.

COURT 7

[Q] Polona Hercog (SLO) vs Annika Beck (GER) – Qualifiers are dangerous

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) vs Julia Goerges (GER)  

COURT 8

[23] Kiki Bertens (NED) vs Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – I watched Cirstea play from the front row of Cincinnati last year.  She is a good player.  I think this is a 50-50ish match so why not pick an upset?

[28] Lauren Davis (USA) vs  Varvara Lepchenko (USA) – I am going upset crazy.

COURT 9

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

Kristina Kucova (SVK) vs [Q] Bianca Andreescu (CAN) – Trust the qualifying match preparation?

COURT 11

Magda Linette (POL) vs [WC] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)

[30] Shuai Zhang (CHN) vs Viktorija Golubic (SUI)

[29] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) vs Saisai Zheng (CHN)

COURT 14

[20] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) vs [Q] Petra Martic (CRO)

Alison Riske (USA) vs  Sloane Stephens (USA) – Riske is a tough draw to get when coming back from an injury.

COURT 15

Monica Niculescu (ROU) vs [PR] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

COURT 16

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) vs  Misaki Doi (JPN)

COURT 17

[16] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [Q] Arina Rodionova (AUS) – I love this match, but wow am I going upset crazy?

Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) – Who knows?

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