So the Australian Open is in full swing and due to the fact that I was out and about all day, I didn't get to post my women's predictions earlier. But here's where the weird part comes in: I had Maria Sharapova advancing pretty far, but she's already lost to Maria Kirilenko. In the spirit of keeping it real, so to speak, I'm going to still list my predictions as I saw them pre-Aussie.
I'm expecting a familiar face to return to the winner's circle: Serena Williams. I don't think her draw is too ridiculous, knee concerns or not. Anyway, here goes, and just like I did with the men, starting early in the draw.
THE SWEET SIXTEEN Serena Williams (1) vs. Samantha Stosur (13 Ana Ivanovic (20) vs. Victoria Azarenka (7) Caroline Wozniacki (4) vs. Na Li (16) Agniezka Radwanska (10) vs. Venus Williams (6) Elena Dementieva (5) vs. Flavia Pennetta (12) Kim Clijsters (15) vs. Aravane Rezai (26) Alona Bondarenko (31) vs. Coco Vandeweghe Maria Sharapova (14) vs. Dinara Safina (2)
THE ELITE EIGHT S. Williams vs. Azarenka Wozniacki vs. Radwanska Dementieva vs. Clijsters Bondarenko vs. Sharapova
THE FINAL FOUR S. Williams vs. Wozniacki; Dementieva vs. Sharapova
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.