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 4th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [8] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [11] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – This is a tricky match to predict.  I am not sure where either player produces enough pressure to break the other down.  I think Kuznetsova has more firepower and winning experience in Paris, but she is…

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]…

French Open 2017: June 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start) [20] Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs Alizé Cornet (FRA) –  This is a tough match for me to call. I watched Cornet last summer in Cincinnati and was impressed.  I think she can spring an upset of a sort in this match. [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs…

Miami Open 2017: March 30th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Thursday, March 30, 2017 Order of play Stadium (1 p.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [12] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – I think this match will be a war between one who wants to hit big and dictate and one who wants to counter punch.  I think Wozniacki’s results will keep…

Indian Wells 2017: March 17th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. [28] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) – Both players are producing some great tennis.  I think Vesnina has slightly more momentum and is slightly more likely to set the terms of this match.  This is close to a coin flip, so I predict Vesnina d. Mladenovic 6-4, 4-6,…

Czech Dynasty in Federation Cup

Pliskova dug deeeeep Despite Caroline Garcia’s warrior performance on the part of France, the Czech Republic just claimed its 5th Federation Cup title in a 6 year period!  That is remarkable even if I am not the first voice to push Federation and Davis Cup results in this era of incredibly globalized tennis.  These 5…

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…