Rome 2016: May 11th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Johanna Konta (GBR) – This should be a close match. [5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Madison Keys (USA) – Petra is so hard to predict.  I have no idea as Keys could beat her, but on clay I like Petra a little more. [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs….

Rome 2016: May 10th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – I think JJ wins this match, but I’d prefer to be wrong. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) – Serena will enter Paris as a bit of an enigma, but a strong showing in Rome may evaporate some of the mystery. Daria Gavrilova…

Miami Open 2016: WTA Semifinal Predictions

One Step Away: The First Match Will Produce an Unexpected Finalist while the Second Will Tell us Who Won the 1st Phase of 2016 on the WTA Tour   [15] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. [19] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) Both players have defied the odds in reaching the semifinal round.  There is a lot to like…

Miami Open 2016: WTA March 29th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [19] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) – This should be a fun match, but I think Halep is too athletic and consistent to lose so long as she is not overpowered outright. [15] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. [30] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – Kuzy certainly could win this match and…

Is Serena Williams Declining?

3 Events in 2016 and No Titles It is risky business predicting Serena’s future as she has had any number of pendulum swings in her illustrious career.  Serena did not play another tour level match until 2016 after a shocking US Open loss impacted in no small part from the mounting pressure of pursuing a…

Miami Open 2016: March 28 WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. [19] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) – Aga probably wins what should be an excellent match. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [15] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – “I know you have multiple slam titles, but I’ve got 21.” [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [26] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) H2H – Grigor…

Miami Open 2016: March 26th WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) H2H – Kei is always interesting in early rounds as he can maul people or he can be pushed when least expected. [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Madison Brengle (USA) [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) H2H – Rafa has never won Miami…

Indian Wells 2016: March 11 WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [10] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [Q] Kurumi Nara (JPN) – Venus is back at Indian Wells. [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Vania King (USA) – Simona says she is playing better so I guess I should take her word, but this is a tough draw. [5] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [Q]…

Australian Open 2016: Day 3 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I need to do a little better than I did yesterday [5] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) – I think Maria should be fine. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Serena avoids the upset train. [4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – I think Aga’s…