So, I missed making my women's predictions for the Australian Open before the whole shebang kicked off. I don't want to go back in do it now, with players already making their way into the third round. But I will give my semifinal picks, and scout's honor, I was thinking this before things started: pinky swear!
Semifinals Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters vs. Sam Stosur
Finals Clijsters over Williams
I just think Kim Clijsters is currently the best hard-court player out there, which she demonstrated by winning most of the big events on the tough stuff last year. I hope I don't jinx her with this late prediction, though!
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.