French Open 2020: October 4th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER [1] Simona HALEP (ROU) vs Iga SWIATEK (POL)) – Halep seems like a strong favorite to take this title. [3] Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) vs Caroline GARCIA (FRA) – Svitolina is less favored but still likely to advance. Court Suzanne LENGLEN [5] Kiki BERTENS (NED) vs [Q] Martina TREVISAN…

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…

Toronto 2017: Svitolina vs Wozniacki Championship Prediction

[5] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs [6] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)  This match should be closely contested.  Caroline Wozniacki is an excellent athlete who sometimes lacks enough aggression to grab big wins.  Svitolina has a serve that can allow her to dictate play early in points.  That to me will be the difference in this match.  Svitolina can possibly force…

French Open 2017: June 7th Women’s Singles Predictions

Sorry About Not Posting for June 6th – A lot of Craziness in Life Prevented Me from Doing So Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs [28] Caroline Garcia (FRA) (not before 2 p.m.) – The French crowd may be a major factor.  Clay is also not the best surface…

French Open 2017: June 5th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [21] vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [3] – Halep seems to be the favorite in what has been an all-around crazy French Open.  I think Halep can ground CSN’s game. Caroline Garcia (FRA) [28] vs. Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet is a contender. Elina Svitolina (UKR) [5] vs. Petra Martic (CRO) – Svitolina has had…

French Open 2017: June 3rd Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alizé Cornet (FRA) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [9] – This match has me stumped.  I love Cornet’s ability to produce big wins, but Aga’s style may not be bothered by Cornet’s counter-punching as much as an attacking player’s game would be. Elina Svitolina (UKR) [5] vs. Magda Linette (POL) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [26]…

Quick Hits: Tsonga Riding High, Thiem’s 8th, & Svitolina Rolling

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been a factor in men’s tennis at least since the 2008 Australian Open.  His two consecutive titles to start 2017 bode well for his continued presence in the top 15.  Tsonga fights hard and plays an attacking style of tennis that is fun for fans.  I know the Aussie Open is over,…

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: August 29th Women’s Predictions

#Tennis U.S. Open a chance for Monica Puig to prove Olympic gold was … https://t.co/Btjxxn6shY pic.twitter.com/cSSPlZTIu6 — Tennis daily post (@epeaktennis) August 28, 2016   Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) – I do not see a repeat trip to the championship match, but Vinci should win this match….

Rio Olympic Tennis: Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Each of these winners is assured of at least a bronze medal KEYS Madison vs. KASATKINA Daria – Madison Keys may have a 1996 Lindsay Davenport vibe at these games.  Keys should win this match and advance to the medal rounds. Elina Svitolina #UKR has defeated Olympic defending champion Serena Williams…