China Open 2016: WTA Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (11) Johanna Konta VS (8) Madison Keys – I am bullish on Keys in 2017.  She has pushed a lot of the top players hard in 2016 and has taken some painful but potentially character building losses along the way.  Still, Konta is on the cusp of the top 10 and has a wave…

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…