Australian Open 2021: Day 9 Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Hsieh Su-Wei vs Naomi Osaka (3) – I have gotten so many of Hsieh Su-Wei’s matches wrong over the years that this is probably a good omen for her. Still, Osaka is to my mind the best in the world because she attacks as well as power players and defends as…

Australian Open 2021: Day 7 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start)  [3] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [14] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) – This match is potentially a blockbuster. Osaka won the 2019 Australian Open, and Muguruza lost the 2020 Australian Open final in 3 sets. They hold a combined 5 singles major titles and Muguruza has 2 major runner-up finishes to…

Australian Open 2021: Day 5 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) [7] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) vs. [Q] Ann Li (USA) – Li has had an impressive run and is one to watch, but Sabalenka should advance in 2 or 3 close sets.[10] Serena Wiliams (USA) vs. Anastasia Potapova (RUS) – Serena’s serve on unexpectedly fast courts have to have…

Australian Open 2021: February 10th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) – I like the chalk on Rod Laver Arena [8] Bianca Andreescu (CAN) vs. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)[10] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Nina Stojanovic (SRB)[3] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA)  Margaret Court Arena  [7] Aryna Sabalenka (RUS) vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS)[9] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – Cirstea…

Australian Open 2021: February 7th Key Match Predictions

ROD LAVER ARENA Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) v 3-Naomi Osaka (Japan) – This is not the easiest 1st round match, but Osaka should advance in 2 sets. Laura Siegemund (Germany) v 10-Serena Williams (U.S.) – Serena should win, but again this is not as easy as it might have been. 3-Dominic Thiem (Austria) v Mikhail Kukushkin…

Australian Open 2021: Final Four Predictions

Women’s Singles Final Four #1 Ash Barty vs. #20 Maria Sakkari & #3 Naomi Osaka vs. #10 Serena Williams I have a sneaky feeling that Sakkari will take home the big trophy. Men’s Singles Final Four #1 Novak Djokovic vs. #3 Dominic Thiem & #4 Daniil Medvedev vs. #5 Stefanos Tsitsipas* I like Medvedev if…

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…