US Open 2016: Quick Thoughts on the Women’s Draw

Is round 3 possible? Sure. Serena Williams’ Quarter Serena Williams received no favors from her 2016 US Open draw.  Ekaterina Makarova is far from an ideal first round opponent.  Simona Halep won Montreal and played reasonably well in Cincinnati.  Heather Watson or Lucie Safarova could await Serena in the final 8 if Halep fails to reach…

Miami Open 2016: March 24th ATP and WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Donald Young (USA) H2H Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) H2H [20] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. [WC] Heather Watson (GBR) – This should be a fun one. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Christina McHale (USA) – I like Serena to win this one, but McHale should not…

Indian Wells 2016: March 11 WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [10] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [Q] Kurumi Nara (JPN) – Venus is back at Indian Wells. [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Vania King (USA) – Simona says she is playing better so I guess I should take her word, but this is a tough draw. [5] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [Q]…

US Open 2015: September 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Simona Halep (ROU) vs Marina Erakovic (NZL) – Simona is in a great spot to make a run after back-to-back strong showings in Toronto and Cincinnati. [4] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs [WC] Jamie Loeb (USA) – Caro is looking for her 2014 form. [5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Laura Siegemund…

Cincinnati 2015: WTA Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Serena will likely repeat 2014’s result [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [6] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) – Ivanovic troubled Serena at times in 2014, but I think Serena’s level of play in 2015 has been higher than it was for most of 2014 while Ana’s has dropped a bit since 2014.  Serena…

Cincinnati 2015: August 20th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs. Belinda Bencic (CZE) – Would this really be an upset after Toronto? [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Karin Knapp (ITA) – Shockingly, I am picking Serena. [8] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [14] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs Caroline Garcia (FRA) [3] Simona Halep (ROU)…

Wimbledon 2015: July 6th Womnen’s Predictions

They’ve been doing this for awhile Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Serena Williams (USA) v [16] Venus Williams (USA) – I think Venus played better than Serena through 3 rounds.  Venus has the tools to bother and perhaps beat Serena.  The problem is that Serena’s iron will when defeat is an option is entirely underrated….

Wimbledon 2015: July 3rd Ladies’ Singles Predictions

#tbt @serenawilliams and @Venuseswilliams at Wimbledon #TeamWilliams pic.twitter.com/vTCoyGK4q4 — RenasArmy (@RenasArmy) July 2, 2015 One win each away from doing this all over again Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs Heather Watson (GBR) – I just saw someone tweet that Watson would win this match. I do not think this is likely…

Wimbledon 2015: June 29th Ladies’ Predictions

Five women who could win #Wimbledon http://t.co/0eVb3AY6Bs pic.twitter.com/9Q9TKihxSg — Sky Sports Tennis (@SkySportsTennis) June 28, 2015 Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs [WC] Johanna Konta (GBR) – The UK would love an upset, but no it is not happening. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs [Q] Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) – 1/2 way to…