US Open 2021: Women’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

I picked 4 of the top 5 seeds to reach the men’s singles semifinal. That was not terribly risky, but I think chalk will fill at least 3 of the men’s semifinal slots. On the women’s side, I am far from sure how things will unfold. I think Kerber and Pliskova’s play at Wimbledon mean…

Australian Open 2021: Day 7 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start)  [3] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [14] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) – This match is potentially a blockbuster. Osaka won the 2019 Australian Open, and Muguruza lost the 2020 Australian Open final in 3 sets. They hold a combined 5 singles major titles and Muguruza has 2 major runner-up finishes to…

Australian Open 2021: February 10th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) – I like the chalk on Rod Laver Arena [8] Bianca Andreescu (CAN) vs. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)[10] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Nina Stojanovic (SRB)[3] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA)  Margaret Court Arena  [7] Aryna Sabalenka (RUS) vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS)[9] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – Cirstea…

Australian Open 2018: Day 4 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) – Sharapova will not have the easiest match here, but she should win. [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Muguruza is on my shortlist of players who could hold #1 for a decent stint. [18] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA) – Barty…

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: September 1st Women’s Singles Predictions

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [13] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs [18] Caroline Garcia (FRA) – I think Garcia will win this match in 3 sets, but if Petra gets rolling she could be on her way to her 3rd major titles. [9] Venus Williams (USA) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE) – Venus has a reasonable shot at reaching her 3rd major final of 2017….

Toronto 2017: WTA Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Centre Court (12:30 p.m. start) Quaterfinals in Toronto @rogerscup #AceQueen #1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/3PvWZ3AFEq — Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) August 10, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js [1] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [6] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – This is a good opportunity for Pliskova to lay the groundwork for a sustained run at the top.  Of course, a title in NYC would…

Wimbledon 2017: Congratulations to Garbine Muguruza

I will have a write up about both finals on Sunday evening or Monday, but Muguruza deserves congratulations for winning her second major.  She has a lot of room to add points between now and Wimbledon 2018 as well. Yes!!!! pic.twitter.com/evqTlwOaRf — Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) July 15, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza Championship Prediction

A wonderful sight. 2017 #Wimbledon finalist @Venuseswilliams just can’t stop smiling 😄 pic.twitter.com/gwy3dj883q — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2017 Venus Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza Garbine Muguruza found herself in this same position in 2015.  She played well and pushed Serena Williams when Serena was trying to close out each set.  A lot has happened since…

Wimbledon 2017: Muguruza vs. Rybarikova Semifinal Prediction

Will she reach the final for the 2nd time in 3 years? Garbine Muguruza vs. Magdalena Rybarikova According to experience and rankings, Garbine Muguruza will be reaching her 3rd major final in as many years.  Will that actually happen?  I don’t think so.  Muguruza is the more powerful player.  Her serve is strong, and her groundstrokes are…