Australian Open 2018: January 21st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [32] Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) – I don’t think this is even close. [2] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. [19] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) – Wozniacki has to be a co-favorite at this point. [4] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. [Q] Denisa Allertova (CZE) – Svitolina can silence a lot of critics who might see her…

US Open 2016: September 5th Women’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs [10] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – I picked Pliskova to reach the semifinal round when I looked at the draw.  Venus is playing awfully well, but if Pliskova can hold serve fairly frequently she will force Venus to play long sets in order to win.  That…

US Open 2016: September 3rd Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [31] Timea Babos (HUN) – Halep should win, but she will need to hold her court positioning. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Johanna Larsson (SWE)  – This has the feel of a trap match, but I think Serena will advance in two sets with one set…

US Open 2016: September 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs Lucie Safarova (CZE) – This battle of two former French Open runner-ups should be fun, but I think unless Safarova’s lefty game and variety bother Halep that this match will be rather one-sided. [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs Julia Goerges (GER) – Venus has earned the…

Cincinnati 2016: WTA Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (9) Carla Suárez Navarro VS (2) Angelique Kerber – I think Kerber should eventually solve CSN so long as her nerves about the quest for #1 doesn’t get the better of her (a real possibility). (5) Agnieszka Radwanska VS (3) Simona Halep – Aga has more feel and variety than Halep, but…

Cincinnati 2016: August 18th WTA Predictions

Both are in action today Predicted Winners in BOLD (Q) Daria Gavrilova VS (3) Simona Halep – In a few years, this meeting might be in a final rather than a round of 16.  I think Halep wins, but Gavrilova is a good fighter on court and could win.  Halep needs to play clean tennis to keep this match…

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…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 8th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD KVITOVA Petra vs. WOZNIACKI Caroline – This should be a fun match.  It is also unpredictable given how many bad losses each of them have had in 2016.  I think Petra should win due to the slow court and her ability to hit through it. BOUCHARD Eugenie vs. KERBER Angelique – The…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 6 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD First, a big thanks to the ATP’s website for listing the men’s schedule.  I had to go to the olympic site to get a listing of women’s olympic matches.  The WTA should list the schedule too.  The women’s slate for August 6th features a lot of good matches so I’ll jump…

Montreal 2016: July 27th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD These will be quick as my time is limited [4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Monica Niculescu (ROU) – This could go either way, but I think Aga has to be the pick. [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Venus should have had enough time to travel and recover from…