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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

US Open 2019 Women's Champion

US Open 2019 Women's Finals Pick RESULTS
Total:  0 Win; 1 Loss

Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka are going to be terrorizing Tennis for a good decade -- unless injuries continue to plague them. Though both have similar potential but very different games, Andreescu is a "gym rat" or its tennis equivalent. She loves being on the court and pushes herself extremely hard.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

US Open 2019 Women's Finals Picks

US Open 2019 Women's Semifinals Picks RESULTS
Total:  2 Wins; 0 Losses

Many saw this as the potential matchup due to Bianca Andreescu's dominance when healthy this current year, and the greatness of Serena Williams.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Wimbledon 2019 Women's Champion

Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams in under one hour by following the script Serena has written for herself in three recent majors finals. Halep played a great match on offense and defense but the key was to let Serena make the errors.

Wimbledon 2019 Women's Predictions for the Finals

"I've been waiting for this moment for all my life" but not with the negative undertone of Phil Collins's song. This moment has eluded Serena Williams' for over two years, ever since she went on maternity leave. Since then she's lost two major championship finals. She's always the favorite even when playing someone the caliber of Simona Halep.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Wimbledon 2019 Women's Predictions for the Semifinals

Everyone gets nervous. We saw a bit of that in the last round for these four players who have qualified to play in the Semifinals. Whereas Serena's nervousness came in the second set after winning the first, the other three players got off to slow first sets before overcoming being down a break to win the first set. All three won in two sets while Serena won in three sets.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Wimbledon 2019 Women's Predictions for the 4th Round (Round of 16)

Most of these match-ups can be broken into two components: Expected and Surprise.

Ten out of the 16 players were seeded, with 6 of them in the Top 16.

Monday, July 01, 2019

WTA Wimbledon 2019 Predictions up to the 4th Round (Round of 16)

Coming into Wimbledon 2019, some of the match-ups made me do a double take. The number one seed Ash Barty drew four previous champions in her quarter. This also means it's no walk in the park for them either, with them being: Muguruza, Sharapova, Kerber and Serena.

Here's a quick breakdown on how I see this unfolding:

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 FOUR


7 R. Vinci – Roberta plays the role of crafty veteran so well. She knows most players want to stand behind the baseline and hit away. I had Vinci losing to Christina McHale because Vinci has played a lot of tennis this past year. In recent outings, it seemed fatigue might have gotten to her. The amount of play has paid off because she has won enough to boost her points to keep her into the Top 10 in the rankings. This, in turn, has helped her avoid a seeded player this far into the tournament.

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 22, 2016

My WTA: French Open 2016 - Round of 16 Picks

1.    The potential 2nd Round match-up between Madison Keys and Daria Gavrilova might be the best of the early tournament matches. Both aim for power but Keys has the upper hand. Gavrilova’s energy and willingness to chase balls down provides the balance.