Australian Open 2021: Day 4 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena  [6] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Danielle Collins (USA) – These fast courts may give Pliskova her best shot at a major title since her near miss at the 2016 US Open.[1] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. [WC] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) – Aussie clash goes to the #1 seed[5] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs….

Australian Open 2021: February 9th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena [4] Sofia Kenin (USA) vs. [WC] Maddison Inglis (USA) – The defending champ should advance. [5] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. Marie Bouzkova (CZE) [1] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. Danka Kovinic (MNE) – The world #1 with a home court advantage is in a good spot to advance. Margaret Court Arena [14] Garbiñe Muguruza…

A Star is Born: Iga Swiatek Posts a Comprehensive French Open Victory

Early in today’s final it became apparent that Sofia Kenin would need to counter-punch and scramble as Iga Swiatek’s forehand was controlling play. After falling behind 0-3, Kenin did what I expected and elicited some errors and drew even at 3-3. From that point forward, Kenin only won 2 more games. Swiatek didn’t just hit…

French Open 2020: Women’s Championship Prediction

Sofia Kenin vs. Iga Swiatek My semifinal picks were so off the mark that I nearly considered letting this match go without a prediction. So take whatever I say as a bad omen for the player I pick to win. I will keep it brief. I think Sofia Kenin is an accomplished counter-puncher who will…

French Open 2020: Women’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Iga SWIATEK (POL) vs [Q] Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) – Don’t cry for me Argentina because I think the qualifier will use her powerful game to hit through slow conditions and reach this final. I expect the match to go deep into the 3rd set as both players are doing some impressive…

French Open 2020 – October 5th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER  [7] Petra KVITOVA (CZE) vs Shuai ZHANG (CHN) – Petra Kvitova can hit through these conditions. That makes this Roland Garros a potentially special moment in her already decorated career. [4] Sofia KENIN (USA) vs Fiona FERRO (FRA) – The Australian Open champion is in a nice spot to make…

Australian Open 2020: All Hail King Novak VIII and Queen Sofia I

Five. Straight. Points! Kenin blasts three consecutive winners on break point and escapes her way out from 0-40 to hold for 3-2.#AO2020 | #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/gVsNdr6sjO — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 1, 2020 NOTE from the Tennis Abides Legal Team*: Whatever fond memories I have of watching Sofia the First with my children when they were younger,…

Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin reaches the Final!

ENORME SURPRISE A MELBOURNE ! @SofiaKenin bat @ashbarty 7/6, 7/5 pour se qualifier pour sa première finale de Grand Chelem. @AustralianOpen 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/1ESPcEBl36 — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) January 30, 2020 Emerging stars always help tennis.  I am not sure how many people pegged Sofia Kenin to reach a major final prior to this event.  Yet, here…