French Open 2015: May 29th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alize Cornet (FRA) [29] vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) – Lucic-Baroni is a great story, but I think Cornet on French soil will find a way through. Samantha Stosur (AUS) [26] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2] – If Stosur maintains her composure, she has the tools to pull an upset.  I think she will need a…

French Open 2015: May 27th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) – Maria Sharapova is a clay courter now. [8] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [WC] Virginie Razzano (FRA) – CSN is a contender.  Maybe not a major contender, but she is a contender. [26] Samantha Stosur vs [WC] Amandine Hesse (FRA) – Stosur is…

French Open 2015: May 25th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [29] Alizé Cornet (FRA) vs Roberta Vinci (ITA) – This is no easy first round match for Cornet. Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Kaia Kanepi (EST) – Kaia could force one tight set, but she is not going to beat Maria in a 2 out of 3 set situation. Virginie Razzano (FRA) vs…

Rome 2015: Sharapova vs. Suarez Navarro – Championship Prediction

[3] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs [10] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) I think CSN has a chance.  As I keep mentioning, her one-handed backhand comes at a different angle when she hits topspin.  She also can slice more easily and effectively than most.  WTA players do not see a lot of one-handed backhands so this helps CSN….

Rome 2015: WTA Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [10] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) – Simona is playing quite well.  I think we are heading toward a French Open rematch.  CSN can force different angles on an opponent.  I still like Simona to hustle her way to a championship showdown. Sharapova won the always melodious match-up…

Rome 2015: May 15th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWN4vFuSYas] [2] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [Q] Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) – The Battle for Bucharest should go to the the #1 Romanian.  Halep seems to be in good form. [3] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – Vika tends to have her best success vs. Sharapova on hard courts.  On…

Madrid 2015: May 6th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Caroline Garcia (FRA) – Sharapova is likely to win on what seems to be her best surface. Wrong Surface I know  [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – For a second consecutive match, Serena finds herself benefiting from playing on clay.  Serena adapts to dirt…

Madrid 2015: May 5th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) – I am tempted to call an upset here.  Kvitova’s health is a mystery.  Still, I think Kvitova is slightly favored here as her talent is undeniable. [3] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs [Q] Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) – Maria is heavily favored here. [10]…

Miami 2015: March 26th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Lot of Chalk Advances Today [7] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) [16] Venus Williams (USA) vs [Q] Urszula Radwanska (POL) – A Williams vs. a Radwanska – Venus’ 7 slams and 4 gold medals make her historically more significant.  However, an upset here would not shock me. [2]…

Indian Wells 2015: Saint Patrick’s Day/March 17th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs Sloane Stephens (USA) H2H – I think Serena will win for various reasons, but Sloane’s results have been promising at this event. [2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – I was wrong on Maria once, but I won’t make that mistake again. Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs Sabine…