French Open 2017: June 2nd Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD   Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start) [4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs [27]Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) – The defending champion seems to have found an ideal time for shaking off a 52 week hangover from winning the 2016 French Open. Venus came close in 2002 – could 2017 be the year? [10] Venus…

French Open 2017: May 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Venus Williams (USA) [10] vs. Kurumi Nara (JPN) – If Venus can keep her error count down, this should be pretty straight forward. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [4] vs. Anett Kontaveit (EST) – See above Sara Errani (ITA) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [13] – This could go deep into a 3rd set. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [15] – Fans…

French Open 2017: May 28th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Julia Boserup (USA) vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [15] – I fully admit that my heart is picking this win.  I hope she has a full return to tennis. Angelique Kerber (GER) [1]vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – This is an awful draw for both players.  Kerber is struggling as the world #1 after her awesome…

Miami Open 2017: March 30th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Thursday, March 30, 2017 Order of play Stadium (1 p.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [12] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – I think this match will be a war between one who wants to hit big and dictate and one who wants to counter punch.  I think Wozniacki’s results will keep…

Miami Open 2017: March 24th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) [3] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Naomi Osaka (JPN) – Halep’s post Rogers Cup results have not been great.  This could be a good place to turn around recent trends. [1] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) –  Kerber should win, but I am not seeing the…

Indian Wells 2017: March 16th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. [28] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) -I am still not fully on board with Wozniacki for whatever reason.  This is a nice opportunity for Mladenovic. [12] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [14] Elena Vesnina (RUS) – Venus’ strong 2017 play should continue with a quality win over Vesnina.

US Open 2016: September 5th Women’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs [10] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – I picked Pliskova to reach the semifinal round when I looked at the draw.  Venus is playing awfully well, but if Pliskova can hold serve fairly frequently she will force Venus to play long sets in order to win.  That…

US Open 2016: September 3rd Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [31] Timea Babos (HUN) – Halep should win, but she will need to hold her court positioning. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Johanna Larsson (SWE)  – This has the feel of a trap match, but I think Serena will advance in two sets with one set…

US Open 2016: September 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs Lucie Safarova (CZE) – This battle of two former French Open runner-ups should be fun, but I think unless Safarova’s lefty game and variety bother Halep that this match will be rather one-sided. [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs Julia Goerges (GER) – Venus has earned the…

US Open 2016: August 30th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [5] – Flipkens is a solid player, but Halep should advance. Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) vs. Venus Williams (USA) [6] – Venus is hard to predict in singles at this stage of her career, but I would think she should win. I was 1 year out of undergraduate studies…