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…

US Open 2016: August 30th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [5] – Flipkens is a solid player, but Halep should advance. Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) vs. Venus Williams (USA) [6] – Venus is hard to predict in singles at this stage of her career, but I would think she should win. I was 1 year out of undergraduate studies…

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 26th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Sara Errani (ITA) vs. [WC] Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) – I don’t think the Canadian wins this match. Genie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE) – Again, I think the home crowd will not see what it wants. [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. Naomi Broady (GBR) – The Roland Garros champion needs to build some…

Wimbledon 2016: Ladies’ Singles Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Most of these matches are coin flips [1] Serena Williams (USA) v [13] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – Serena Williams will exact some revenge for her Miami loss. [5] Simona Halep (ROU) v [9] Madison Keys (USA) – This is a 50-50 match, but I think Keys has a lot of confidence in her…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 6 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Can Kvitova and Bouchard overcome my predictions? Predicted Winners in BOLD For more details on some of these matches see my Day 5 Predictions [5] Simona Halep (ROU) v [26] Kiki Bertens (NED) – I think Halep will win, but she has not (yet?) become as consistent as I thought she would. [9] Madison Keys (USA) …

Wimbledon 2016: Day 5 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Better days for each player? Predicted Winners in BOLD 3 Former Champions w/ 13 Total Singles Titles in Action on the Ladies Side of the Draw Serena Williams (USA) [1] v Christina McHale (USA) – Serena will win, but McHale will likely make one set pretty interesting.  Venus Williams (USA) [8] v Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [29] – I am not…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Some of these are the same matches I picked yesterday so my brief analysis has been truncated even further [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) – Aga has good feel for grass and it may help her hold serve more easily as well. [16] Johanna Konta (GBR) v Monica…

French Open 2016: May 27th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) – Wickmayer is a tough opponent, but if Muguruza is back to playing her level of tennis she should win in 2 with one of the sets being close. [11] Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs [21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) – Two runner-up finishers at…

Rome 2016: May 11th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Johanna Konta (GBR) – This should be a close match. [5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Madison Keys (USA) – Petra is so hard to predict.  I have no idea as Keys could beat her, but on clay I like Petra a little more. [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs….