Wimbledon 2017 Predictions
Williams d. Muguruza in three – Preview
Muguruza d. Rybarikova in three – Preview
Williams d. Konta in three – Preview
*no time to write thoughts sorry!*
Muguruza d. Kuznetsova in three
Vandeweghe d. Rybarikova in three
Williams d. Ostapenko in two
Halep d. Konta in three
Round 4 (8/8)
Muguruza d. Kerber in three – Preview
Kuznetsova d. Radwanska in three – Preview
Rybarikova d. Martic in two – Martic is into her second fourth round appearance in a row at a Grand Slam, while Rybarikova is into the second week of the Slam for a first time. I’ll expect the Slovak’s grass-court skills to get her through this one.
Vandeweghe d. Wozniacki in three – Expecting the same kind of match like Wozniacki-Kontaveit. If Vandeweghe can keep her first serve percentage high and cut down the errors, she’ll win this.
Williams d. Konjuh in two – Preview
Ostapenko d. Svitolina in three – Excited for this one but I’m a tad afraid Svitolina will be too passive and Ostapenko will be moving her all around the court.
Konta d. Garcia in two – Konta is the more solid one and I’m not sure Garcia can cope with a big crowd.
Halep d. Azarenka in three – Preview
Round 3 (Top Half) (4/8)
Rogers d. Kerber in three – Preview
Muguruza d. Cirstea in two – Muguruza has been on a pretty high level this week, she should be able to get through this one, shouldn’t she?
Bacsinszky d. Radwanska in three – No time to write a preview but Bacsinszky should be able to dictate play here.
Kuznetsova d. Hercog in two – Hercog has had an amazing run but I’ll expect Kuznetsova to get through this one.
Rybarikova d. Tsurenko in three – Amazing, amazing win for Rybarikova! I’ll expect Rybarikova to break through the Tsurenko defences.
Diyas d. Martic in three – Amazing how Rybarikova, Tsurenko, Diyas or Martic will make their first ever Grand Slam QF here. Martic is on a good run of form but I guess Diyas likes this surface.
Vandeweghe d. Riske in three – Their head to head is at four wins apiece, Riske won their previous encounter in Dubai where Vandeweghe was hitting every ball long or wide. On her favourite grass, I don’t think we’ll expect such a performance from Vandeweghe, and she has been playing very well to get the first two wins. Riske is also doing good, upsetting Mladenovic in the previous round. If Vandeweghe is at her best, I expect the American to win this one with her serves and killer forehand.
Kontaveit d. Wozniacki in three – Major upset alert here, Kontaveit played a blinder against Kasatkina where she blasted 33 winners to just 11 unforced errors! If she plays like that again, I can almost guarantee a win for the Estonian as Wozniacki will find it tough to have any chance to dictate play, especially on grass (although it has been playing so slow this year)!
Round 3 (Bottom Half) (7/8)
Konjuh d. Cibulkova in three – 50-50 match, depends on who is in better form. Going slightly with my draw challenge pick.
Williams d. Osaka in three – Preview
Giorgi d. Ostapenko in three – Preview
Svitolina d. Witthoeft in two – Svitolina’s aggressiveness should be the key in this one.
Konta d. Sakkari in two – Feel that Konta’s confidence should be sky high after that epic win over Vekic.
Garcia d. Brengle in three – Garcia will have to be at her best and keep those unforced errors low if she is to beat Brengle. The Frenchwoman has been doing well since the French though but with her aggressive game, Brengle could force it into three.
Azarenka d. Watson in three – Watson is playing really, really well but Azarenka isn’t one that would be overwhelmed by the home crowd.
Halep d. Peng in three – Halep has been scrappy this week and Peng’s one to take advantage. Mild upset alert here but I feel Halep will scrap through this.
Round 2 (Top Half) (12/15)
Kerber d. Flipkens in three – Kerber played a consistent enough match against Flipkens but she struggled against Falconi’s slice. Flipkens obviously uses that shot on every backhand and the Belgian has reached the semifinals of Wimbledon before so I think this could go the distance. Kerber should still get the win though.
Safarova d. Rogers in two – The more experienced Safarova should get this one.
Mattek-Sands d. Cirstea in three – Got a feeling that Mattek-Sands’ serve and volley game, with her trickery could disturb Cirstea’s momentum.
Muguruza d. Wickmayer in two – Muguruza’s more superior game should get the better of Wickmayer.
Radwanska d. McHale in two – Wins are coming difficult for both players, McHale got only her fourth win yesterday in fourteen matches. Radwanska got her first win on the grass against Jankovic in what was an encouraging performance, having revealed she was suffering from many viral illnesses and was really fatigued on the court. After a day of rest, think Radwanska can pull off the win over a struggling McHale.
Bacsinszky d. Kucova in two – Bacsinszky should win
Lepchenko d. Hercog in two – Toss-up, going for Lepchenko who got the win over seeded Davis.
Kuznetsova d. Makarova in two – Kuznetsova has been really solid and in this all Russian affair Kuznetsova’s slightly higher consistency should be key.
Ka.Pliskova d. Rybarikova in three – Preview
Tsurenko d. Golubic in two – Happy for Golubic who finally got her first win in AGES but Tsurenko’s consistency should shine through.
Martic d. Allertova in three – Toss-up, couldn’t watch neither matches but Martic has been in-formed so far. Huge chance for both players to reach the fourth round here.
Diyas d. Rodionova in two – Golden opportunity for both players to reach 3R, possibly even the round of 16.
Mladenovic d. Riske in three – Another intriguing match, instinct with Mladenovic. (tbh I don’t know what to say for this match haha)
Vandeweghe d. Maria in three – Feeling Maria could disturb Vandeweghe with her funky slices, but eventually the American should overpower her.
Kontaveit d. Kasatkina in three – Same thoughts as the match above, Kasatkina has a great game and had solid victory over Zheng but I’m afraid it wouldn’t be able to stop Kontaveit from dictating play.
Wozniacki d. Pironkova in three – You never know with Pironkova on grass but Wozniacki should be too solid.
Round 2 (Bottom Half) (10/16)
Cibulkova d. Brady in three – Congrats to Cibulkova for finally getting that win, she needed three tries to serve out the match against Petkovic! Brady had a simple win over Kovinic but I think Cibulkova has the confidence now to get this win. Wouldn’t be surprised if this goes the distance though with Cibulkova’s serving woes.
Konjuh d. Begu in three – Begu reached the final of Southsea in the ITF and had a decent win over Broady. Konjuh should win this with her power but she take detours sometimes.
Osaka d. Strycova in three – Preview
Williams d. Wang in two – Another repeat match-up from Roland Garros where Venus prevailed in a tight two setter. Would expect Venus’ experience on grass to be the factor.
Ostapenko d. Abanda in two – Ostapenko keeps winning three-setters recently; there have been glimpses of Peak Ostapenko in every match but fizzles out in the second set, before returning to win the decider. If Abanda can capitalise on the errors it could go the distance but not sensing the upset.
Keys d. Giorgi in two – Preview
Sabalenka d. Witthoeft in three – Sabalenka has a huge game and could blow away Witthoeft. However the German player had a huge win yesterday over a player of the same kind so I’m not surprised if either player wins.
Svitolina d. Schiavone in two – Don’t know if Schiavone can do much to disturb Svitolina’s consistency.
Konta d. Vekic in three – Preview
Kr.Pliskova d. Sakkari in three – Sakkari is a dogged defender and may be able to get back Pliskova’s power strokes, but the huge serve of the Czech will probably get her out of trouble.
Garcia d. Bogdan in two – Garcia dished out a double breadstick yesterday, intrigued to see if she can keep up with the level she had at the French Open.
Kvitova d. Brengle in two – Brengle has beaten Kvitova before but don’t see what the American can do to harm Kvitova.
Vesnina d. Azarenka in three – Azarenka leads the head to head 7-0, both players had great three-set wins but feeling that Vesnina will pull out the win. I don’t know why though!
Sevastova d. Watson in three – Watson is in fine form so far but Sevastova has the ability to put the Brit’s game into a mess.
Peng d. Suarez Navarro in three – Feel that Peng’s flat and hard-hitting strokes could trouble the Spaniard.
Halep d. Haddad Maia in two – Halep should get the win, at most a tight two-setter.
Round 1 (Top Half)
Kerber d. Falconi in two – Preview
Flipkens d. Doi in three – Doi is defending fourth round points from last year beating Karolina Pliskova enroute to the result. The Japanese player is coming off from an injury that ruled her out of the warm-up tournaments; on her first match on grass against a tricky player like Flipkens, especially on this surface, I’ll expect the Belgian to come through.
Rogers d. Boserup in two – Boserup only got two wins in four (WTA & ITF) grass court tournaments this year. I’ll expect Rogers’ power to come through on the grass.
Safarova d. Dodin in three – Dodin hasn’t done much in 2017 but is a potent player on quick surfaces. However Safarova is the more experienced player on this surface and has done well in the warm-up tournaments in Nottingham and Birmingham.
Cirstea d. Bertens in two – Bertens has a dire 6-10 record on the grass and hasn’t won a match on this surface this year. Cirstea should take advantage of the opening and score her first main draw win here since 2013.
Mattek-Sands d. Linette in three – Toss-up as both are decent on the surface. Thinking Mattek-Sands’ variety could break Linette’s rhythm.
Wickmayer d. Bondrenko in two – Bondarenko hasn’t played a match since June and Wickmayer, working with Kim Clijsters for Wimbledon, should get the win.
Muguruza d. Alexandrova in two – I mean, I almost picked Alexandrova to win as Muguruza is so unpredictable. It’s almost impossible to predict the Spaniard’s matches but I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt here.
Radwanska d. Jankovic in three – Really intriguing match-up here, Radwanska leads the head to head 7-2 and won their only match on grass. Both are playing crappy this year but Jankovic has been struggling so much to close matches this year I’m not surprised if it’ll happen like that this time.
McHale d. Boulter in three – Boulter’s first time in Wimbledon – it’ll be a shocker if McHale loses this but she has been performing badly of late having lost nine of her last 11 matches.
Andreescu d. Kucova in three – Going for the qualifier who would be more adapted to the Wimbledon conditions.
Bacsinszky d. Puig in three – Bacsinszky lost in her only singles match on grass to Peng Shuai while Puig did not play any warm-up events due to illness/injury. Puig can be dangerous on grass, but Bacsinszky is the more solid player.
Davis d. Lepchenko in three – Could be a long battle, Davis did decently in Eastbourne so picking her.
Hercog d. Beck in two – Hercog is officially back, playing her first WTA tournament since the US Open by qualifying. Beck did not play a match on grass, so Hercog should be more adapted to the courts.
Van Uytvanck d. Makarova in three – Makarova is 5-1 against Top 10 players this year but has always lost the next match after that win. Van Utyvanck has qualified for both the French and Wimbledon and has the game to disturb Makarova.
Kuznetsova d. Jabeur in three – Jabeur is in great form but I’ll expect Kuznetsova to win after losing the first set.
Ka.Pliskova d. Rodina in two – Preview
Rybarikova d. Niculescu in three – Rip no time to write a preview. Battle of the backhand slice vs forehand slice in this one, Rybarikova reached the semifinals of Nottingham and won two ITF 100K events and clearly loves the grass.
Goerges d. Tsurenko in three – Tsurenko is having a really solid year but Goerges can overpower her on a good day. On her bad day, Tsurenko will win which makes this tough to decide!
Zhang d. Golubic in two – Golubic has won only one match out of ten, Zhang is starting to play better after French Open and has got some wins on the grass.
Gavrilova d. Martic in three – Martic has qualified for another Slam, can she make it to round 4 like Roland Garros? Gavrilova is a great defender and Martic will have to be on her toes if she wants to win. A less spirited display from the Croatian and Gavrilova will come through.
Ozaki d. Allertova in three – Ozaki is a solid defender and Allertova can go haywire at times.
Diyas d. Han in two – Diyas won the ITF 100K event at Manchester while Han failed to get a win on grass.
Pavlyuchenkova d. Rodionova in two – Pavlyuchenkova’s results have been wild this season, she should win this though.
Mladenovic d. Parmentier in two – Parmentier is a shocking 3-17 on grass and hasn’t won a match on this surface since 2011. Mladenovic for the win.
Riske d. Stephens in two – Find out more on Stephens’ comeback here. Riske is great on grass and should win this one.
Maria d. Potapova in three – Maria is tricky and should be too much for Potapova; the German just won an ITF 100K event in Southsea.
Vandeweghe d. Barthel in three – Vandeweghe is nursing an injury and Barthel is producing solid results, Vandeweghe with the serve on grass should be too much for the German though.
Kasatkina d. Zheng in two – Both players haven’t played on grass but Kasatkina is the more consistent results-wise.
Kontaveit d. Arruabarrena in two – One to look out for, Kontaveit’s power should be too much for Arruabarrena.
Pironkova d. Errani in two – Pironkova should win on grass.
Wozniacki d. Babos in two – Babos is on an eight match losing streak while Wozniacki was performing well in Eastbourne, falling short to Karolina Pliskova.
Round 1 (Bottom Half) (23/32)
Petkovic d. Cibulkova in three – Petkovic leads the head to head 4-1 and Cibulkova has went 0-3 in this year’s grass season. Even though Petkovic is also low on confidence, I’ll expect her to get past a seemingly less motivated Cibulkova.
Brady d. Kovinic in two – Kovinic is on a 11-match losing streak on the WTA level. She has rarely won a match on grass, so Brady should win this one.
Broady d. Begu in three – Begu is now at No.64 in the rankings having failed to defend majority of her clay swing points, although she reached the final of an ITF 100K grass event in Southsea last week. Decent draw for the Brit here, she has got a win in Wimbledon before and in my opinion she should make it to two wins this year.
Konjuh d. Lisicki in three – Konjuh is my predicted semi-finalist but I totally don’t have confidence in that pick! Lisicki always does well at Wimbledon and both have big games that go well on grass so this is a difficult one to pick.
Strycova d. Cepede Royg in two – Cepede Royg is in-form having won her last 11 out of 16 matches. Still, Strycova should win on grass.
Osaka d. Sorribes Tormo in two – Don’t see how Sorribes Tormo can cause problems for Osaka on grass.
Wang d. Chang in three – Chang leads the head to head 3-0 and Wang hasn’t played a match on grass this year. Still, the three previous encounters were before 2010 and Wang is an improved player now.
Williams d. Mertens in three – Difficult to predict this one as we don’t know how Venus will be feeling after that car crash. This is a repeat match-up from French Open where Williams won comfortably, however Mertens excels on quicker surfaces so I’m not surprised if it goes the distance.
Ostapenko d. Sasnovich in three – Sasnovich is decent on the grass and it won’t be simple for Ostapenko to get past the Sasnovich defences. Still think the Latvian will get through though.
Abanda d. Nara in two – Nara doesn’t have a positive record on grass and Abanda won three qualifying matches enroute to the main draw.
Giorgi d. Cornet in three – Preview
Keys d. Hibino in two – Keys is playing her first match since the French Open after undergoing a minor wrist surgery; she is fully motivated coming into Wimbledon and should win this one.
Lucic-Baroni d. Witthoeft in three – IMO a slight upset alert here as Witthoeft done well at Wimbledon last year and Lucic-Baroni can go haywire anytime. She was also suffering from a shoulder(?) injury in Eastbourne so I’m not very sure on this. On a good day though, the Croatian player will win this.
Sabalenka d. Khromacheva in three – Sabalenka’s game can really translate to the grass and she did pretty decently in the qualifying draw. As usual unforced errors can creep in into her game so I’ll not be surprised if it goes the distance.
Schiavone d. Minella in two – Minella failed to win a match in all three WTA warm-up events. I’ll expect Schiavone to take this.
Barty d. Svitolina in three – Preview
Konta d. Hsieh in three – Injury cloud surrounding Konta as she is against a race for time to get fully prepared for Wimbledon. Hsieh is one of the last players you would want to see as a first round opponent in grass tournament as she can really cause problems with her flat strokes and tricky slices. Temporarily going for Hsieh here. Update: Now with Konta after she seemed pretty bright and motivated to take revenge here.
Vikhlyantseva d. Vekic in three – Both players did well during the grass swing with both players making WTA finals, the latter even going one better to win her second WTA title. Vikhlyantseva’s power may be the winning factor here though as Vekic may not have time to set up her strokes.
Siniakova d. Sakkari in two – Siniakova on grass should probably win this.
Kr.Pliskova d. Vinci in three – Vinci randomly snagged a seed into Wimbledon after making the quarterfinals in Mallorca and it was Vinci’s first quarterfinal since St.Petersburg. I can see Vinci causing problems for Pliskova with her backhand slice but the Czech has handled it pretty well, winning their two previous encounters. I think Pliskova will take this in a close tussle.
Garcia d. Cepelova in three – Garcia can take this easily on a decent day but she has been pretty wild this season. Not convinced she can get it done in straights.
Duan d. Bogdan in two – Duan has been dealt with a decent draw, if she gets past Bogdan who hasn’t had much experience on grass she could make it into the third round.
Brengle d. Hogenkamp in two – Guessing Brengle will frustrate Hogenkamp and force her into errors.
Kvitova d. Larsson in two – Kvitova holds a 4-0 head to head over Larsson and should overpower her on grass.
Vesnina d. Blinkova in two – Blinkova is coming from qualifying but Vesnina should take this.
Bellis d. Azarenka in three – Preview
Watson d. Zanevska in two – Watson got a good draw after coming from the Eastbourne semis, she should win this.
Sevastova d. Putintseva in two – Putintseva isn’t really handy on the grass and Sevastova just won the title in Mallorca.
Suarez Navarro d. Bouchard in three – Bouchard would take this on her day with Suarez Navarro on grass, but she can go erratic from time to time and the Spaniard is handy when taking advantage of loopholes.
Peng d. Vondrousova in three – Intriguing contest, going with the more experienced Peng.
Robson d. Haddad Maia in three – Think Robson will be buoyed on by the crowd to win this.
Halep d. Erakovic in two – Halep should win