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…

The Maria Sharapova PED Case

My biggest concerns at this point are the length of time Maria Sharapova was on this substance and how she obtained/used this substance given that her training location is in the US and the FDA does not approve of this substance.  These two questions are the most problematic to my mind thus far, but I…

Australian Open 2016: Day 7 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD As we hit the round of 16 the number of good matches should increase [5] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs [12] Belinda Bencic (SUI) – I am tempted to take Bencic here, but I think Maria does enough to manufacture a tough 2 set win. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) –…

Australian Open 2016: Day 5 Women’s Predictions

They are closing in on another Aussie Open match Predicted Winners in BOLD Belinda Bencic (SUI) [12] vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) – I think this will go 3 sets. Lauren Davis (USA) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [5] – Sharapova will be tested to some degree, but I think she advances. Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) – Serena’s unforced…

Australian Open 2016: Day 3 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I need to do a little better than I did yesterday [5] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) – I think Maria should be fine. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Serena avoids the upset train. [4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – I think Aga’s…

The Top 10 Female French Open Champions

The Top 10 Female French Open Champions Chris Evert – The draws Evert faced in the 1970s may not have been terribly deep, but Evert won this title 7 times with her first title coming in 1974 and her final title coming in 1986.  Evert’s final two triumphs were three set thrillers against her #1…

US Open 2015: August 31st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD in a Big First Day of Action Serena enters the #USOpen at the top of her game, ready to make history. It’s hers to lose: http://t.co/fsXlmN01Sz pic.twitter.com/yDuycVt0rI — SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) August 27, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [7] – I am going to open things up by picking…