Wimbledon 2019 and Why I Started Writing about Tennis

I remember watching this and wondering, “How is this guy with the physique of a pencil beating a clay court monster like Muster?” even though I loved his shot-making. I have always liked tennis and on different occasions discussed the impact my father as well as Boris Becker’s 1985 Wimbledon triumph had on my interest…

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep Championship Prediction

Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep Both players have a lot riding on this match.  Serena Williams can tie Margaret Court by taking a 24th major home.  She can also move within one of Martina Navratilova’s all-time record of 9 Wimbledon singles titles.  Simona Halep can take her second major title at a venue that would…

What Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Need to Do to Win

Serena Willams vs Naomi Osaka: This Could be a Classic Serena Williams has won 23 majors and played in hundreds of big matches because she does something better than nearly anyone else.  Serena’s transitions from offense to defense and from defense to offense trouble her opponents. Serena has the best serve on the WTA Tour…

US Open 2016: Williams vs. Pliskova Semifinal Prediction

Serena Williams vs. Karolina Pliskova Serena looked vulnerable to a degree in her quarterfinal win over Simona Halep.  Karolina Pliskova is riding a winning streak into her first ever major semifinal.  Does that mean we will have a competitive match?  Maybe.  Pliskova is a good player who is playing well.  Her biggest issue is that…

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…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 9th Women’s Singles Predictions

#USA @serenawilliams‘ quest for a 5th #gold medal continues! 🏅 pic.twitter.com/IPLP6NiJNF — Tennis Photos (@tennis_photos) August 9, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD KEYS Madison vs.  SUAREZ NAVARRO Carla – Keys will need to handle CSN’s backhand and variety, but I think if both are playing well Keys is the better player. WILLIAMS Serena vs. SVITOLINA Elina…

Olympic Tennis 2016: Other Opening Ceremony Photos and Videos

Beautiful symbol of hope for the planet at #RioOpeningCeremony Time for real action on #climatechange #doit4thekids pic.twitter.com/WjUwpFLSnY — Nemo (@CoralSeaOz) August 6, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js .@serenawilliams taking a selfie with flag bearer @WaydeDreamer #teamSArise pic.twitter.com/2RGoH0aIK8 — TeamSouthAfrica (@teamsa16) August 5, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js In his Rio 2016 opener, Novak Djokovic will face the man who beat him…