French Open 2016: June 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I’ve been very happy the last 2 days*  [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [18] Elina Svitolina (UKR) – This should be a tough match for the world #1 and defending champion.  I think Serena wins, but I’d give Svitolina a 30% chance at springing the upset. [21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs….

French Open 2016: May 30th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Today’s Matches Should Be Awesome Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR) [18] – This is the last match I made a pick for in this post.  Part of me thinks Svitolina and the future arrive in a big way via an upset.  On the other hand, Serena is the defending champion…

French Open 2016: May 28th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in Bold Pauline Parmentier (FRA) vs. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [8] – 8th seeds are supposed to beat unseeded players right?  Still this seems like a 50-50 match. Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [26] – This should be a fun match and a good test for Serena.  If Serena isn’t hampered by too many errors…

French Open 2016: May 26th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Sorry about yesterday’s unplanned hiatus.  As a teacher, this is a busy time, and I could not give any time to tennis yesterday.  [8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – Bouchard is having a nice event to this point, but this is a real test.  If she passes it, maybe…

Rome 2016: May 13th WTA Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [11] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) – I thought Muguruza might return to her better form in Madrid, but it appears I was one week early.  If Muguruza finds her form and confidence renewed, she will be a contender in Paris. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [9] Svetlana…

Rome 2016: May 12th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [Q] Christina McHale (USA) – This should be a fun test for Serena, but I think Serena wins. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Can Bouchard string 2 some wins together? [8] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs. [11] Timea Bascinszky (SUI) Madison Keys (USA)…

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…

Madrid 2016: May 4th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This is a nice slate of matches [6] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [10] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) – I am torn on this one.  If Simona is on the road back, she likely wins.  I need to see it to believe it though. [8] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs. Samantha Stosur (AUS) –…

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…