Sunday, January 15, 2012

Serena Williams and the joy of six (Australian Open women's predictions)


Serena Williams is back and she says she's healthy.

That's good enough for me!

Seriously, though, I am picking her to win her sixth Aussie title and even more so than her ability, I think her experience is what will help her get through. The women's game is so deep right now that it usually comes down to intangibles when determining a winner. Williams definitely has those!

Anyway, here's how I see it, from the round of 16 on:

Fourth Round
Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Lucie Safarova (24)
Kim Clijsters (11) vs. Li Na (5)
Victoria Azarenka (3) vs. Flavia Pennetta (19)
Julia Goerges (22) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (8)
Kaia Kanepi (25) vs. Serena Williams
Svetlana Kuznetsova (18) vs. Angelique Kerber (30)
Nadia Petrova (29) vs. Marion Bartoli (9)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (15) vs. Maria Kirilenko (27)

Quarterfinals
Wozniacki vs. Clijsters
Azarenka vs. Radwanska
Williams vs. Kuznetsova
Petrova vs. Kirilenko

Semifinals
Azarenka vs. Clijsters
Williams vs. Kirilenko

Final
Williams over Azarenka

And that's that on that! Azarenka's playing well to start the season, but facing Serena in a Slam final could be too much.

Anyway, enjoy the tournament!

(Photo: Getty Images)

1 comment:

Top ace said...

Well,looks like your prediction is off on one half of the draw. Going by the players we have in the semis now,how do you think its gonna pan out?