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Showing posts with label Muguruza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Muguruza. Show all posts

Sunday, October 23, 2016

WTA Finals 2016 Singapore

Since the US Open ended six weeks ago, WTA players have been on the “Asian Swing”, the Road to Singapore. These six weeks of tournaments make up the end of their ten-month season and lead to the WTA Finals Singapore.

Unlike other WTA tournaments, Singapore is not single-elimination, but a round-robin for two groups of four Singles players. Each player plays three matches, and the top two players in each group face off against the other group in two semi-final matches and an eventual championship match.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

WTA US OPEN 2016 Finals Wrap-up

Angelique Kerber captured the world #1 ranking on her way to her second grand slam title and first US OPEN championship. She did it while only dropping one set in seven matches. That lone set loss came in the Finals against Karolina Pliskova, who defeated Serena Williams in the Semifinals. Pliskova had beaten Kerber the previous week to win the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

My WTA US OPEN 2016 - Finals Pick, BRACKET THREE

8 M. Keys – I had Madison losing to Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals. Now, that moves her to a potential matchup against Angelique Kerber, provided she reaches the appropriate level of focus. She has dodged two losses in the first three rounds and can no longer press her luck.

My WTA US OPEN 2016 - Finals Pick, BRACKET ONE

Another major tournament and again the biggest disappointment is Garbine Muguruza, who lost in the second round. We are not being unfair to Muguruza. Ponder the numbers: 7 of the top 8 seeds made it to the Round of 16, and 4 of the next 8 seeds made it

That is not to say my bracket is not busted. IT IS!!!  I ended up with a 7 of 16 correct picks for a 43.75% output. Names in red were not my original selection, so I most likely will not pick them to go too far but I will give credit where it is due.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

My WTA US OPEN 2016 - 4th Round Picks, Bracket Three

8 M. Keys
9 S. Kuznetsova
A. Petkovic
3 G. Muguruza

8 M. Keys should get through this part of the bracket but there's potential for dramatic matches against A. Riske, M. Brengle and N. Osaka who might upset 28 C. Vandeweghe, who is coming off an ankle injury.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

WTA Wimbledon 2016 Finals Wrap-up

When it comes to Tennis, picking the favorite to win a grand slam title is easy. I had Serena winning Wimbledon 2016, yet I was one match away from picking her opponent. Angelique Kerber solidified her Top 2 ranking. She, Garbine Muguruza and Victoria Azarenka are three bona fide opponents who will stand in Serena’s way as she tries to reach the ultimate record of 25 women’s grand slam singles titles.

Monday, June 27, 2016

My WTA Wimbledon 2016 - 4th Round Picks

1 S.Williams v. H. Watson, if Heather Watson progresses after facing a tough 1st Round match-up against Annika Beck and potential 2nd Round against 31 Kristina Mladenovic.

13 S. Kuznetsova v. 18 S. Stephens, if Svetlana Kuznetsova gets by Caroline Wozniacki. It's hard to pick Sloane in this potential match-up, not knowing whether she'll be tuned in.

27 C. Vandeweghe has been playing well and this a great opportunity for her. On the other side of the ledger, Alison Riske or 6 Roberta Vinci are the potential opponents.

Monday, June 06, 2016

WTA French Open 2016 Finals Wrap-up

Coming in as the fourth seed and playing great tennis, I picked Garbine Muguruza to face Serena Williams, the number one seed, in the Finals of the WTA French Open 2016. Though I am high on her potential, I did not have her winning this match. But, she did it, and earned it with her customary baseline to baseline prowess.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

My WTA French Open 2016 Finals Pick

I was expecting some surprises and upsets to reach this Round of 16 and compete for the second week of the WTA 2016 French Open. Unfortunately, my upsets did not pan out, leaving me with a 50% output of picks correctly selected. 

Names in red were not my original selection, so I most likely will not pick them to go too far but I will give credit where it is due.

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1 S. Williams
18. E. Svitolina
12. C. Suarez Navarro
Y. Putintseva
K. Bertens
15 M. Keys
9. V. Williams
8 T. Bacsinszky
25 I. Begu
S. Rogers
13 S. Kuznetsova
4 G. Muguruza
6. S. Halep
21. S. Stosur
T. Pironkova
2 A. Radwanska