French Open 2021: June 6th Women’s and Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER (Noon start) [15] Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) vs [31] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) – Vika has played some of her best clay court tennis in 2021. If that trend continues, Vika should win. [5] Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs [12] Pablo CARRENO BUSTA (ESP) – Tsitsipas put together a great clay court season heading into the French Open. This…

Roland Garros 2021: May 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER [8] Iga SWIATEK (POL) vs Kaja JUVAN (SLO) – Swiatek’s forehand is one of the best things in tennis. She could make a strong run at repeating as champion. [7] Serena WILLIAMS (USA) vs Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) – I like Serena draw in general, but this is a pretty rough first…

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…

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 2016: August 29th Women’s Predictions

#Tennis U.S. Open a chance for Monica Puig to prove Olympic gold was … https://t.co/Btjxxn6shY pic.twitter.com/cSSPlZTIu6 — Tennis daily post (@epeaktennis) August 28, 2016   Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) – I do not see a repeat trip to the championship match, but Vinci should win this match….

Cincinnati 2016: Impressions from Sunday’s Qualifying Matches

It was great to be back at the Cincinnati Masters event today.  I brought my 7-year-old daughter, and she was amazed with the tennis she saw.  The grounds in Cincinnati are pretty relaxed, and we walked next to or past 5 well known players.  The practice courts are always fun and enlightening as well. Alize…

WTA Toronto Final: Williams vs. Cirstea

Serena Williams (1) vs. Sorana Cirstea Serena Williams is having an outstanding 2013 and a win here would only add to that narrative.  Still, if she does not win the US Open while dominating the other tour events to this degree may seem like a lesser result than it actually is.  Serena has been imposing throughout the…