Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki Claims a Major Crown

Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Openhttps://t.co/AIdNuqrsde#AustralianOpen2018 #Wozniacki #Tennis pic.twitter.com/LI84I8ahR7 — Air1 News (@air1news) January 27, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Caroline Wozniacki had a strong yet at times frustrating 2017 campaign.  She finished as the runner-up six different events prior to winning her sole title of 2017 at the year-end finale.  She was runner-up…

Australian Open 2018: January 24th Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Angelique Kerber vs. Madison Keys Kerber, when healthy and confident, is the best counter-puncher on tour.  Madison Keys, when her error count is under control, is one of the top 5 players on the WTA Tour in terms of being able to dictate play.  Something has to give, right?  We will…

Australian Open 2018: January 22nd Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs. [17] Madison Keys (USA) – Keys will need to be sharp to win this match, but I think the match is on her racquet as her winner to unforced errors ratio will determine the winner.  That makes Keys a slight favorite. [21] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Kerber…

Australian Open 2018: Day 4 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) – Sharapova will not have the easiest match here, but she should win. [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Muguruza is on my shortlist of players who could hold #1 for a decent stint. [18] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA) – Barty…

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…

Simona Halep is the New #1

I started following Simona Halep in 2013 and 2014.  I enjoyed watching her scramble and hit well-timed powerful shots.  Her athleticism and hustle have been a big plus to the WTA Tour for multiple years now.  Halep’s runner-up finishes at the 2014 and 2017 Roland Garros events were bittersweet as she was close to breaking…

Cincinnati 2017: August 17th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [16] Madison Keys (USA) – This could very well be the match of a day on a day filled with great matches. [WC] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – I keep getting matches with Stephens wrong so this time I went against my gut feeling. Grandstand [2] Simona Halep…

Toronto 2017: WTA Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Centre Court (12:30 p.m. start) Quaterfinals in Toronto @rogerscup #AceQueen #1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/3PvWZ3AFEq — Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) August 10, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js [1] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [6] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – This is a good opportunity for Pliskova to lay the groundwork for a sustained run at the top.  Of course, a title in NYC would…

French Open 2017: Women’s Semifinal Predictions

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) vs. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [30] This half of the draw went as far away from form as possible.  The #30 seed is the numeric favorite vs. an unseeded opponent.  Both players have perhaps altered their careers with this semifinal run.  I think Bacsinszky has a bit more momentum heading into this match…

French Open 2017: June 7th Women’s Singles Predictions

Sorry About Not Posting for June 6th – A lot of Craziness in Life Prevented Me from Doing So Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs [28] Caroline Garcia (FRA) (not before 2 p.m.) – The French crowd may be a major factor.  Clay is also not the best surface…

French Open 2017: June 5th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [21] vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [3] – Halep seems to be the favorite in what has been an all-around crazy French Open.  I think Halep can ground CSN’s game. Caroline Garcia (FRA) [28] vs. Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet is a contender. Elina Svitolina (UKR) [5] vs. Petra Martic (CRO) – Svitolina has had…