Remember that post I wrote a bit ago about Serena Williams running through the summer's big events?
Yeah, look for that to continue through the U.S. Open, which is mere minutes away from starting. But I'm expecting her to face maybe a not-so-expected finalist in the title match, and this time it should be the opposite of what happened last year.
So here you go, the Tennis Talk, Anyone? Grand Slam predictions, U.S. Open edition:
Round of 16
Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Sabine Lisicki (16)
Li Na (9) vs. Samantha Stosur (7)
Maria Sharapova (3) vs. Nadia Petrova (19)
Marion Bartoli (11) vs. Petra Kvitova (5)
Carol Wozniacki (8) vs. Ana Ivanovic (12)
Maria Kirilenko (14) vs. Serena Williams (4)
Venus Williams vs. Christina McHale (21)
Urszula Radwanska vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (2)
Azarenka vs. Na
Sharapova vs. Kvitova
Ivanovic vs. S. Williams
V. Williams vs. A. Radwanska
Na vs. Kvitova
S. Williams vs. Radwanska
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.