Wimbledon 2016: 8 Final Thoughts

Why 8? Why Not? Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber staged a final in which one player played quite well and the other played even better.  In their Australian Open final earlier this year, Kerber and Williams combined to break serve 3 times in a 10 game first set.  Over 21 games, there were only 2…

Wimbledon 2016: Serena Claims Her 22nd Major Title!

Sublime Serving Makes a Difference Serena Williams faced one break point today.  She hit an ace.  When serving for the match, Serena got to 40-0 with 3 unreturnable serves.  Serena put away a volley to win the match. This was a fitting way to end this match as she had a hard time putting volleys…

Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams vs. Elena Vesnina Semifinal Prediction

Vesnina will more or less have to play this way to contend with Serena Williams Serena Williams vs. Elena Vesnina Serena Williams is obviously the favorite in this match, but does that mean she will win? Vesnina has certain qualities that could help her win this match.  Vesnina moves well, takes the ball early when…

Wimbledon 2016: Ladies’ Singles Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Simona Halep (ROU) [5] v Angelique Kerber (GER) [4] – Kerber will need to be at or near her best level of play to win this match.  Her speed and counterpunching can help when Halep is dictating play, but her lefty forehand will needs to make sure she is dictating more often than…

Wimbledon 2016: Ladies’ Singles Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Most of these matches are coin flips [1] Serena Williams (USA) v [13] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – Serena Williams will exact some revenge for her Miami loss. [5] Simona Halep (ROU) v [9] Madison Keys (USA) – This is a 50-50 match, but I think Keys has a lot of confidence in her…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 7 Middle Sunday Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Roberta Vinci (ITA) v [27] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) – Coco is playing at a high level on grass.  It is not a huge reach to see her defeat Vinci. [1] Serena Williams (USA) v Annika Beck (GER) – Serena had a scare and a fine last round. I don’t think Serena…

French Open 2016: Muguruza’s Rise

Garbine Muguruza won the 2016 Roland Garros title after spending much of her previous 52 weeks searching for the form that led her to 2015 Wimbledon final.  Muguruza was able to defeat Serena Williams by playing an incredible brand of tennis.  The Spaniard served big, volleyed well, hit big returns, and used her groundstrokes to…

French Open 2016: Championship Polls

Jump on twitter and vote as well! Who wins at Roland Garros tomorrow? — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) June 3, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Who will win the men’s final at Roland Garros? #RolandGarros #FrenchOpen — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) June 4, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js