Australian Open 2016: Day 6 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Muguruza has looked good through 2 rounds. [14] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs [Q] Naomi Osaka (JPN) – Vika has been in the best form of anyone through 2 rounds. [15] Madison Keys (USA) vs [20] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) – This is a 50-50 match. [9] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs [21]…

Australian Open 2016: Day 4 Women’s Predicitons

The Wizard of Oz? Predicted Winners in BOLD Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [20] – Ivanovic is generally solid in these first week matches.  It is the second week where issues have arisen for her. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) vs. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [3] – Garbine has a chance to do serious damage given the upsets that rocked round…

Australian Open 2016: Day 2 Women’s Predictions

Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [3] – I like Garbine here, but the 3rd seed seems a little high for her even if there is no arguing with computers. Venus Williams (USA) [8] vs. Johanna Konta (GBR) – Venus ended 2015 on a strong note. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [14] vs. Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) – I am…

The Top 10 Female Australian Open Champions

I found this list harder to compile than its male counterpart.  I think my final reasoning is sound, but it is certainly not infallible. Top 10 Female Australian Open Champions Serena Williams – Serena claimed her first title in Melbourne in 2003 to clinch her first Serena Slam.  Much like Jimmy Connors streak of winning the…

US Open 2015: Halep vs. Azarenka Quarterfinal Prediction

Simona Halep vs. Victoria Azarenka Can we please see a lot of points like these? Vika is playing great tennis.  Simona just won a gut check match.  This could be the match of the tournament.  Is Simona healthy?  If Simona is not healthy, Vika should roll through this match given Azarenka’s current form.  If Simona…

US Open 2015: September 7th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Happy Labor Day to My Readers in the US Vika put on an instant classic vs. Kerber Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [20] – Vika seems to be on a mission to challenge Serena once again at a major.  I think Lepchenko is a talent who is capable of winning this…

US Open 2015: September 5th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Petra Kvitova (CZE) [5] vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) [32] – I don’t think this is an obvious win for Petra.  However, she is the favorite especially since winning in Connecticut. Could Kerber be part of another 2015 instant classic? Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [20] vs. Angelique Kerber (GER) [11] – Match of the day alert!…

US Open 2015: September 3rd Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [20] vs. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) – I don’t think this will be a completely straightforward win for Vika as Wickmayer is tough, but I think Vika wins. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [2] – This feels like a trap match to me, but I think Halep advances. Petra Cetkovska…

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…