Kvitova vs. Osaka Could Be Awesome

Petra Kvitova vs. Naomi Osaka I watched Naomi Osaka take apart Madison Keys in the 2018 US Open semifinal.  It became clear to me that Osaka could hit with power like many on tour and could also scramble and play defense and could also counter-punch turning defense to offense.  At the conclusion of the match,…

Petra Kvitova Grabs a 2nd 2018 Title and Returns to the Top 10

Thirteen consecutive wins? ✅ Back-to-back titles? ✅ First Premier 5 🏆 since 2016? ✅ Four Top 10 (including three Top 4) victories? ✅ Return to the Top 10? ✅@Petra_Kvitova has had a pretty impressive week at @QatarTennis! HIGHLIGHTS–> https://t.co/hpA67GClnn pic.twitter.com/6IlkITwJCN — WTA (@WTA) February 18, 2018 The above numbers are beyond impressive.  Kvitova returning to…

Australian Open 2018: Day 2 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) – Pliskova has all of the qualities of a Grand Slam Champion, can being seeded 6th help her cause? [1] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [WC] Destanee Aiava (AUS) – Halep has handled the #1 ranking reasonably well, but a 1st major would give her…

Petra Kvitova Attacked

I have no special words and do not know any details beyond what has been reported regarding Petra Kvitova being attacked during a home robbery and sustaining injuries. Petra Kvitova underwent hand surgery after this attack. I hope the tennis world rallies around her.  Focus on the sport of tennis can wax and wane due…

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: August 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) – I think Petra is good for this round as well. [9] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – Which career would you prefer?  Kuznetsova has won 2 majors in singles while Wozniacki spent many weeks ranked #1 with no major titles….

US Open 2016: August 29th Women’s Predictions

#Tennis U.S. Open a chance for Monica Puig to prove Olympic gold was … https://t.co/Btjxxn6shY pic.twitter.com/cSSPlZTIu6 — Tennis daily post (@epeaktennis) August 28, 2016   Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) – I do not see a repeat trip to the championship match, but Vinci should win this match….