Wimbledon 2014: Day 1 Ladies’ Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Hopefully Vika can get close to her 2012 form at SW19 Centre Court Na Li (CHN) [2] vs Paula Kania (POL) – Na Li should not lose this match, but her mental state in Paris tells me she could lose this match. Court 1 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [8] vs Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) – Truism: Every match Vika…

Miami 2014 Championship: Na Li vs. Serena Williams

Final Serena Williams (1) vs. Na Li (2) With Victoria Azarenka ailing and Na Li winning her second major title in January, this is the match to see on the WTA Tour.  Na Li has a strong serve and great shot making abilities.  She has weapons.  This does not assure her of victory versus Serena.  It does not…

WTA Miami: March 27, 2014 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD My WTA picks were perfect yesterday after my terrible WTA Indian Wells picks. Serena Williams (1) vs. Maria Sharapova (4) – Serena loves Miami.  Miami loves Serena. Maria is in theory due for a win over Serena, but I think Serena is in clear control of this rivalry. Na Li (2) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (10) –  This…

WTA Miami: March 26, 2014 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD My WTA predictions at Indian Wells were dismal.  I can only hide behind my pinched nerve so long though as I wade back into two matches that could easily go either way. Na Li (2) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (11) – The Dane could easily win this match.  She is a very fit athlete who…

Indian Wells WTA Predictions: March 14, 2014

Predicted Winners in BOLD Semifinals Na Li (1) vs. Flavia Pennetta (20) – Pennetta is a cagey veteran capable of pulling an upset, but Na Li has had the best 2014 of any player on the WTA Tour by virtue of her winning in Melbourne. Agnieszka Radwanska (2) vs. Simona Halep (6) – Halep to my mind is going to be…

Indian Wells WTA Quarterfinal Predictions: March 13, 2014

Predicted Winners in BOLD  Quarterfinals Na Li (1) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (12) – This Australian Open championship rematch is intriguing.  I think the result will be the same, but I expect Cibulkova to take a set off of Na Li. Sloane Stephens (17) vs. Flavia Pennetta (20) – This is an odd one to predict.  A cagey veteran versus an erratic…

Indian Wells WTA Predictions: March 12, 2014

Predicted Winners in BOLD Quarterfinals Simona Halep (6) vs. Casey Dellacqua – Halep’s ascent should continue. Agnieszka Radwanska (2) vs. Jelena Jankovic (7) – This should be a fun match.  JJ and Radwanska are both able to push buttons on court.  I think Radwanska finds a way in 3 close sets. Fourth Round Na Li (1) vs. Aleksandra Wozniak – Na Li is likely…

Australian Open 2014: Cibulkova vs. Li Prediction

Na Li (CHN) [4] vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [20] Cibulkova has been a giant killer.  I keep picking against her.  She is tenacious and has made a lot of believers.  Still, Na Li has been a strong competitor at the Australian Open in previous years.  She has a big game.  I think if Na Li is playing well she…

Australian Open 2014: Bouchard vs. Li Predictions

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [30] vs. Na Li (CHN) [4] This is a hard match to predict.  Bouchard is on the rise as a player.  Na Li has had some of her best results in Melbourne, but in total her career could be characterized as being erratic.  Na Li when playing well is just about as…