US Open 2020: Women’s Semifinal Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD N. Osaka (4)J. Brady (28) – Jennifer Brady has played outstanding tennis since the start of the Lexington Event (My Old Kentucky Home!).  Still, Naomi Osaka possesses a unique blend of great defensive tennis, an ability to dictate play, and an ability to shift from defending to dictating after one…

US Open 2020: September 7th Women’s and Men’s Singles Predictions

After yesterday’s events, I am not feeling two sepparate posts. Still in a tennis daze … Predicted Winners in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [3] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [15] Maria Sakkari (GRE) – This can go either way. Beating Sloane Stephens from 1 set down and Serena speaking about the priveledge pressure is…

US Open 2020: September 5th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [3] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [26] Sloane Stephens (USA) – This is really hard to pick and on paper I think Serena wins, but my gut says the COVID-19 break helped Sloane Stephens hit reset. [7] Madison Keys (USA) vs Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet is one of the most difficult players…

US Open 2020: September 1st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD 16 E. Mertens vs. L. Siegemund V. Tomova vs. 22 A. Anisimova N. Hibino vs. 10 G. Muguruza T. Pironkova vs. L. Samsonova Y. Bonaventure vs. 25 S. Zhang S. Cîrstea vs. C. McHale – Match of the Day?  Maybe.  Two of my favorite players squaring off in the 1st round…

US Open 2020 Women’s Singles Final Four Prediction

Top Half of the Draw: Angelique Kerber vs. Naomi Osaka Bottom Half of the Draw: Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka Naomi Osaka d. Serena Williams to take her 3rd major title and 2nd US Open title in 3 years  

Australian 2020: My 1st Grumpy Old Man Post

It is strange for me to not have engaged the 1st major of the year until the middle of the first week.  I am now 44 and 2020 has me starting my year is a less than youthful joy.  Here are my reasons: A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched…

US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu Wins the US Open

Bianca Andreescu d. Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 women’s US Open champion, won the title and completed a North American hard court triple crown by also claiming the 2019 Indian Wells and Toronto titles.  Andreescu has great power and a competitive streak, and that bodes well for her future.  It is also…

What Were We Doing in 1999?

I remember living in Providence, RI and being at work following Serena Williams’ scoreline vs. Martina Hingis.  I was happy with this result because Hingis struck a negative nerve with me as a fan for the past few seasons.  Serena Williams worked her way through a tough draw (Kim Clijsters in the 3rd round, Conchita Martinez…