1st Quarter – Stosur (1) v Wickmayer (7)
Stosur will open up her hard court campaign against a Qualifier in R2 after a bye so therefore looks likely to make the QF where she should meet Wickmayer who I expect to overcome Cibulkova, who struggled in Portoroz with relative ease.
Prediction = Stosur v Wickmayer
2nd Quarter – Bartoli (4) v Azarenka (8)
Bartoli will meet the winner of Kleybanova v Ivanovic so therefore I expect a tough challenge and one she will not overcome to retain her title with Kleybanova progressing. Azarenka should reach the QF knocking out Melanie Oudin on the way.
Prediction = Kleybanova v Azarenka
Shahar Peer opens up with a tough encounter against Daniela Hantuchova with the winner likely to face Maria Kirilenko. This is difficult one but i will go for Kirilenko to make it through. Radwanska should on paper have a very routine draw to the QF.
Prediction = Kirilenko v Radwanska
4th Quarter – Sharapova (5) v Dementieva (2)
This is the toughest QF match-up and would be a rematch of the 2009 Toronto final. Sharapova will have to overcome Jie Zheng who has beaten her this year but i expect her to scrape through this one in 3 sets. Dinara Safina is also in this section but i fancy her to struggle again against Kimiko Date Krumm leaving Dementieva to progress to the QF on her return from injury.
Prediction = Sharapova v Dementieva
In the top half, im going for Yanina Wickmayer to have a good tournament knocking out the number 1 seed in Stosur and then Azarenka in the Semis. The bottom half im going for Radwanska v Sharapova in the Semis with Maria having too much power for A-Rad. Im predicting Maria Sharapova will be crowned Stanford Champion starting her American hard court season in perfect fashion.