Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki Claims a Major Crown

Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Openhttps://t.co/AIdNuqrsde#AustralianOpen2018 #Wozniacki #Tennis pic.twitter.com/LI84I8ahR7 — Air1 News (@air1news) January 27, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Caroline Wozniacki had a strong yet at times frustrating 2017 campaign.  She finished as the runner-up six different events prior to winning her sole title of 2017 at the year-end finale.  She was runner-up…

Australian Open 2018: January 24th Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Angelique Kerber vs. Madison Keys Kerber, when healthy and confident, is the best counter-puncher on tour.  Madison Keys, when her error count is under control, is one of the top 5 players on the WTA Tour in terms of being able to dictate play.  Something has to give, right?  We will…

Australian Open 2018: January 22nd Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs. [17] Madison Keys (USA) – Keys will need to be sharp to win this match, but I think the match is on her racquet as her winner to unforced errors ratio will determine the winner.  That makes Keys a slight favorite. [21] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Kerber…

Australian Open 2018: Day 2 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) – Pliskova has all of the qualities of a Grand Slam Champion, can being seeded 6th help her cause? [1] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [WC] Destanee Aiava (AUS) – Halep has handled the #1 ranking reasonably well, but a 1st major would give her…

US Open 2017: Angelique Kerber is Ousted – How Should She Recover?

First, a tip of the hat to Naomi Osaka for beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1.  The 2016 champion did not last long in the 2017 event.  Sometimes in sports success is the hardest thing with which to deal.  In 2016, Kerber won the Australian and US Opens and was runner-up at Wimbledon, the Rio Olympic…

French Open 2017: May 28th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Julia Boserup (USA) vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [15] – I fully admit that my heart is picking this win.  I hope she has a full return to tennis. Angelique Kerber (GER) [1]vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – This is an awful draw for both players.  Kerber is struggling as the world #1 after her awesome…

Miami Open 2017: March 29th WTA Prediction

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [10] Johanna Konta (GBR) – I see this as being close to a 50-50 match. Also, Halep is playing better than she has for several months.   My prediction Konta d. Halep 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 [1] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [11] Venus Williams (USA) – This…

Miami Open 2017: March 27th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [15] Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Pliskova clean striking and height allow for her to dictate play with great frequency.  If she dictates play here, as I expect she will, she wins. [6] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [12] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – Both seem…

WTA Finals 2016: Kerber vs. Cibulkova Championship Prediction

Angelique Kerber vs. Doninika Cibulkova These two met in the round robin with Kerber winning 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.  Are we headed for a similar tight match?  Perhaps, but Kerber seemingly shook off her post US Open haze with that win and has been pretty dominant in her 3 matches since that opening round robin match….

Angelique Kerber’s Stellar 2016 Emerged from Steady Play

Angelique Kerber is the number one player in women’s tennis and will finish 2016 as number one. It will be interesting to see if she can win the WTA Championships to cap off her great season, but she has had the best season in 2016.  Here is a non-sequential look at Kerber’s 2016 season not…

US Open 2016: Angelique Kerber’s Rise to #1

Angelique Kerber is Number One Kerber started 2016 with a bang.  She was runner-up in Brisbane and then avenged her loss to Victoria Azarenka en route to the Australian Open final.  Kerber upset a 6-time Australian Open champion in Serena Williams.  This seemed to be the culmination of her strong 2015 season.  What happened from…