WTA Toronto Predictions August 8

Predicted Winners in BOLD Third Round Sara Errani (5) vs. Alize Cornet – Variety and fight should help Errani advance. Jelena Jankovic (15) vs. Sorana Cirstea – JJ is playing well enough in 2013 that she might move back into the top 7 or 8 at some point. Roberta Vinci (10) vs. Dominika Cibulkova – I love Vinci’s game. Marion Bartoli (7) vs. Magdalena Rybarikova – Wimbledon…

Wimbledon 2013: Ladies’ Quarterfinal Predictions

Projected Winners in BOLD Ladies’ Quarterfinal Matches Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] v Na Li (CHN) [6] – This match is a microcosm of this entire round.  Plausible cases can be made for either player advancing.  Na Li has reached 3 Grand Slam finals including a victory at the 2011 French Open.  Radwanska has her near miss at the 2012…

Wimbledon 2013: Ladies’ Sweet 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Ladies’ Singles Round of 16  Serena Williams (USA) [1] v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [23] – Lisicki is a talented grass court player.  If she happened to be in the bottom half of the draw, she’d have a decent look at the final.  Instead she will likely be beaten in straight sets, but I expect one…

Previewing the Women’s Australian Open

Interesting Potential Early Matches Kim Clijsters vs. Li Na could be a great re-match in the round of 16. Maria Sharapova could have a nice match with Serena Williams, but I don’t think Sharapova will get there without having a reliable serve.  My gut says Sabine Lisicki clips Sharapova. Final 8 Picks 1 Caroline Wozniacki…

2011 Was a Good Year for the WTA

The Sky is Falling? Those who follow tennis have often made complaining about the admittedly convoluted leadership structures in professional tennis into an art from.  Beyond that, the ATP Tour has enjoyed a lot of continuity among top contenders since 2004.  This continuity has allowed for  Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to be…