Wimbledon 2019 and Why I Started Writing about Tennis

I remember watching this and wondering, “How is this guy with the physique of a pencil beating a clay court monster like Muster?” even though I loved his shot-making. I have always liked tennis and on different occasions discussed the impact my father as well as Boris Becker’s 1985 Wimbledon triumph had on my interest…

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep Championship Prediction

Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep Both players have a lot riding on this match.  Serena Williams can tie Margaret Court by taking a 24th major home.  She can also move within one of Martina Navratilova’s all-time record of 9 Wimbledon singles titles.  Simona Halep can take her second major title at a venue that would…

Ragnarok for Tennis History this Weekend?

My son is interested in the Avengers in general and Thor in particular.  The rewriting of tennis history that could happen this weekend is massive. Serena Williams can tie Margaret Court for the most singles majors ever (24) while also collecting an 8th Wimbledon crown.  While Serena’s 23 majors all come in the Open Era,…

Wimbledon 2019: July 6th Tweets

Oh hi there Andy & Serena 👋 #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/YTlK7skecz — Anna Doble (@annadoble) July 6, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js A truly unique #Wimbledon moment Get ready for @andy_murray x @serenawilliams 🤩 pic.twitter.com/1MH3UrUqnl — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js some great shots of the net exchange we've got today pic.twitter.com/LOluJtgve4 — isidora (@inspiredbyrafa) July 6, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js…

What Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Need to Do to Win

Serena Willams vs Naomi Osaka: This Could be a Classic Serena Williams has won 23 majors and played in hundreds of big matches because she does something better than nearly anyone else.  Serena’s transitions from offense to defense and from defense to offense trouble her opponents. Serena has the best serve on the WTA Tour…

US Open 2016: Williams vs. Pliskova Semifinal Prediction

Serena Williams vs. Karolina Pliskova Serena looked vulnerable to a degree in her quarterfinal win over Simona Halep.  Karolina Pliskova is riding a winning streak into her first ever major semifinal.  Does that mean we will have a competitive match?  Maybe.  Pliskova is a good player who is playing well.  Her biggest issue is that…

US Open 2016: September 7th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [10] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs Ana Konjuh (CRO) – This is an intriguing match-up. Pliskova is riding a 10 match winning streak and just won a 3rd set tiebreak against a legend of the sport.  Konjuh is the top 2016 bracket buster who keeps defying the odds. Each player has an incredible opportunity….

US Open 2016: September 5th Women’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs [10] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – I picked Pliskova to reach the semifinal round when I looked at the draw.  Venus is playing awfully well, but if Pliskova can hold serve fairly frequently she will force Venus to play long sets in order to win.  That…

US Open 2016: September 3rd Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [31] Timea Babos (HUN) – Halep should win, but she will need to hold her court positioning. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Johanna Larsson (SWE)  – This has the feel of a trap match, but I think Serena will advance in two sets with one set…