Wimbledon 2019: July 5th Match of the Day – Halep vs. Azarenka

Simona Halep vs. Victoria Azarenka These players share really good mobility on court.  Vika is a bit more error prone than Halep, but she also has a bigger game.   On a hard court, I’d give Azarenka the edge.  On a clay court, I’d give Halep the edge.  These two former world #1s and major champions…

Quick Hits – Azarenka Missing Wimbledon 2016

Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from #Wimbledon due to a knee injury. Get well soon, @vika7. pic.twitter.com/Zkt8m36aLJ — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 23, 2016 Victoria Azarenka showed a lot of fight in 2015 and was willing to compete with Serena Williams even if she came up on the losing end of a number of tough 3 set…

French Open 2016: May 25th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rain makes some of these picks feel like Groundhog Day [3] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Kiki Bertens (NED) – If Kerber is not still in her Grand Slam hangover, she should win.  If not, it may be a quick trip to Paris. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) –…

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….

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) –…

Madrid 2016: May 2nd WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. [Q] Elena Vesnina (RUS) – I would not be shocked to see an upset here.  Nothing Petra does surprises me these days.  She may dust the field or be bested by an unknown.  Vesnina is a solid player and could very well send the defending champion…

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: March 30th WTA Predictions

Will Kerber prevail again? Predicted Winners in BOLD My WTA Picks were Awful yesterday [13] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs. [24] Johanna Konta (GBR) – Vika is seeking her 3rd title in 2016.  I like her chances. [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [22] Madison Keys (USA) – Kerber has steaded her post Australian Open haze with some tough…