Wimbledon Predictions – 97 / 123 (79%)
Wimbledon Final Prediction for Saturday
Day 12 – 1/1
Muguruza d. V.Williams in 3 sets – Preview
Wimbledon Final Poll for Saturday
Wimbledon SF Predictions for Thursday
Day 10 – 2/2
Muguruza d. Rybarikova in 3 sets – Preview
V.Williams d. Konta in 3 sets – Went for Venus barely in my preview but starting to sway towards Konta. I will honour my original statement. There’s always one match where I am pathetically indecisive 😂
Wimbledon SF Polls for Thursday
Wimbledon QF Predictions for Tuesday
Day 8 – 2/4
Muguruza d. Kuznetsova in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Vandeweghe d. Rybarikova in 2 sets – Snap Preview
V.Williams d. Ostapenko in 3 sets – Preview
Halep d. Konta in 3 sets – Preview
Wimbledon QF stage WWW
Wimbledon QF Polls for Tuesday
Wimbledon R4 Predictions for Monday
Day 7 – 8/8
I’ve felt relatively decisive with my predictions this week but in light of this sensational line-up of R4 matches, i’m not exaggerating when I say that most of these matches really could go either way. This may explain all the three setters and even the straight setters i’ve gone for I have no confidence in! 😂😂😂
Muguruza d. Kerber in 2 sets – Detailed Match Preview
Kuznetsova d. Radwanska in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Rybarikova d. Martic in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Vandeweghe d. Wozniacki in 3 sets – Snap Preview
V.Williams d. Konjuh in 2 sets – Snap Preview
Ostapenko d. Svitolina in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Konta d. Garcia in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Halep d. Azarenka in 3 sets – Detailed Match Preview
Wimbledon R4 Polls for Monday
Wimbledon R3 Predictions for Saturday
Day 6 – 5/8
Kerber d. Rogers in 2 sets – The pair last played in Charleston where Kerber rallied from breaks down in both sets to win, 6-4 7-5. Kerber’s level is still not quite there but she seems to be enjoying her tennis this week. I’d fancy Kerber to prevail in straights on grass.
Muguruza d. Cirstea in 2 sets – Muguruza is quietly navigating her way through the draw. Tough to know if Mattek-Sands’s injury will have had an impact on Cirstea mentally as it was pretty traumatic. I think Muguruza does everything a little bit better and the Spaniard won their only previous match at the Aus Open, 6-2 6-3 earlier this year.
Bacsinszky d. Radwanska in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Kuznetsova d. Hercog in 2 sets – Deliberated between two and three sets as Hercog is enjoying a wonderful run. Kuznetsova looked brilliant at times during her match vs. Makarova and i’d be surprised if she doesn’t come through this, wobble or not!
Rybarikova d. Tsurenko in 3 sets – A little wary for Rybarikova as she tries to back up her stunning win over Tsurenko. The Ukrainian player is having a pretty decent year although she did have plenty of strapping during her win over Golubic. If Rybarikova keeps up her level then no doubt she’ll get through this one.
Diyas d. Martic in 3 sets – A toss-up for me, Martic should prevail but Diyas has lots of matches on grass and is a very competent hitter.
Vandeweghe d. Riske in 2 sets – Snap Preview
Kontaveit d. Wozniacki in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Wimbledon R3 Polls for Saturday
Wimbledon R3 Predictions for Friday
Day 5 – 8/8
Konjuh d. Cibulkova in 3 sets – A week ago I would have said Konjuh without much hesitation. After Cibulkova’s gritty first round win over Petkovic, a win that was much needed for confidence, i’m more on the fence. I still haven’t seen Konjuh produce her best on a consistent level, but I think the vast number of matches she has had on the grass will help her. Cibulkova won their only previous match at the French Open last year, 6-4 3-6 6-0.
V.Williams d. Osaka in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Ostapenko d. Giorgi in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Svitolina d. Witthoeft in 2 sets – After a tricky first rounder against Ash Barty, the draw has opened up nicely for Svitolina. Her foot may not be 100%, but she’s racking up valuable ranking points and is already in uncharted territory at Wimby having never made it past the second round before. Witthoeft is not to be overlooked and her record at Slams has been surprisingly decent – she has made the third round at four of the last five Slams! Still, Witthoeft is searching for a last 16 showing and I question whether she has the consistency, both game-wise and mentally, to take out Svitolina.
Konta d. Sakkari in 2 sets – A huge win for Konta vs. Vekic and even more so with her half of the draw opening up a tad after Petra Kvitova’s loss. A great week for Sakkari who is into the third round of a Slam for the second time this year. I think Konta will be too strong here.
Garcia d. Brengle in 2 sets – Brengle is such a dangerous player for the big hitters. Garcia leads the head-to-head, 2-1 and seems to building a nice run of form. Still wary but more confident than in previous encounters that Garcia can get the job done.
Azarenka d. Watson in 2 sets – Snap Preview
Halep d. Peng in 3 sets – This could be a cracker, Peng is playing really well and enjoying one of the most consistent seasons out there. Halep hasn’t found her best at Wimby yet but she’s making her way through the rounds. Toughest match so far and i’d give her a slight edge.
Wimbledon R3 Polls for Friday
Wimbledon R2 Predictions for Thursday
Day 4 – 11 / 14
Kerber d. Flipkens in 2 sets – Flipkens can be dangerous on grass, but I think Kerber should come through this one unscathed.
Cirstea d. Mattek-Sands in 3 sets – Keep changing my mind, a toss-up for me. BMS loves the grass, but Cirstea has played well during this grass court season and has a 3-0 H2H record. Their last meeting was in 2013 though.
Muguruza d. Wickmayer in 2 sets – I was impressed with Muguruza during her R1 win and her intensity was back. Wickmayer can be dangerous, but i’d take Muguruza in straights.
Radwanska d. McHale in 2 sets – Radwanska hasn’t been well of late but she has a 5-0 H2H record against McHale, who has not been having a fun time of late. McHale was bothered by an elbow injury in Eastbourne and scraped past Katie Boulter in the first round.
Bacsinszky d. Kucova in 2 sets – Bacsinszky was fantastic at times vs. Puig, think she takes this and remains a bit of a dark horse in this section.
Lepchenko d. Hercog in 3 sets – 50-50 match for me, Lepchenko leads the H2H, 3-2. I like Lepchenko on grass.
Kuznetsova d. Makarova in 3 sets – Very interesting match, Makarova is at her best on the grass and came with no form or wins on grass to beat AVU comfortably in the first round. Kuznetsova navigated her way past a very tricky opponent in Jabeur in R1. Kuznetsova leads Makarova, 6-1 in their H2H with Makarova’s lone win coming on grass! I think Kuznetsova’s level is pretty high at the moment so i’d give her the edge, even on grass.
Ka. Pliskova d. Rybarikova in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Tsurenko d. Golubic in 2 sets – Superb wins for both in the first round, think Tsurenko will be the more consistent both gamewise and mentally.
Martic d. Allertova in 2 sets – Tough turnaround for Martic after a brutal opener against Gavrilova, but that win should have given her big confidence going forward. Always liked Allertova and grass should suit her, but not sure she has the form heading into this one.
Diyas d. Ar. Rodionova in 2 sets – Amazing win for Ar. Rodionova in the first round and uncharted territory here in R2 of a Slam. Diyas won an ITF on grass and seems to be thriving on the grass.
Mladenovic d. Riske in 2 sets – Mladenovic leads the H2H, 4-0. Riske is fantastic on grass, but I feel like Mlads has too much game and variety? Going for two tight sets.
Vandeweghe d. Maria in 3 sets – This is a deceptively tough match for Vandeweghe. Maria won the ITF tournament in Southsea and has bundles of variety, slicing off both wings and liking to come forward. I’ll give the edge to Vandeweghe and her power/serve. I didn’t see any issue with the ankle in R1.
Kontaveit d. Kasatkina in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Wozniacki d. Pironkova in 2 sets – Not sure about Pironkova’s health as otherwise, she’s got a real shot at this on grass. Sticking with Woz though who has all four previous encounters.
Wimbledon R2 Polls for Thursday
Wimbledon R2 Predictions for Wednesday
Day 3 – 11 / 16
Cibulkova d. Brady in 3 sets – Props to Cibulkova for finally serving out the match vs. Petkovic, 9-7 in the 3rd set. It’s been a tough time for Domi and this was a huge win. I’d give Brady, who hasn’t had a great run on tour of late herself, a shot here. I think the nature of that R1 win will have given Cibulkova a much needed injection of confidence.
Konjuh d. Begu in 3 sets – Begu won their only previous match at the French Open in 2015, 6-2 6-0. I think Konjuh is the better player on grass, but Begu is not one to discount and she reached the final of the ITF tournament in Southsea. Not an easy one…
Strycova d. Osaka in 2 sets – Snap Preview
V.Williams d. Wang Qiang in 3 sets – Another repeat match-up from Roland Garros for Venus. Wang Qiang is a contender for WTA most improved player in 2017 and won her first round in straights having played no competitive matches on grass. I feel for Venus who has a lot on her plate right now. I’ll stick with her but Wang is a really decent player.
Ostapenko d. Abanda in 2 sets – Very interesting match-up, i’m kind of in awe of Ostapenko since RG and she continues to pull out these three set wins. I don’t feel an upset here?
Keys d. Giorgi in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Witthoeft d. Sabalenka in 3 sets – To be honest, don’t know a great deal about Sabalenka. Witthoeft saved a match point in the first round against MLB in a MAD match so that might have relaxed her even if this is a big opportunity to back up last year’s R3 points.
Svitolina d. Schiavone in 2 sets – I think this could be a very entertaining match! Svitolina for the win in two tight.
Konta d. Vekic in 2 sets – Snap Preview
Kr. Pliskova d. Sakkari in 3 sets – Both enjoyed superb wins on Monday against higher ranked opponents. I’d give Kr. Plisk the nod, her serve could be a big factor.
Garcia d. Bogdan in 2 sets – Astounded by Garcia’s R1 win, early signs are that her QF run at RG was a big deal for her.
Kvitova d. Brengle in 2 sets – Brengle is a real handful with her lack of pace and mix of spins. On grass, I think Kvitova will be able to hit through.
Azarenka d. Vesnina in 2 sets – Super impressed with how Azarenka turned the match around vs. Bellis and looked so great coming forward. Vesnina is an excellent grass court player but has never won a set against Azarenka in seven previous matches.
Watson d. Sevastova in 3 sets – I think Sevastova is the better player and she’s having a tremendous year. However, she has had some matches where she lost her nerve and against a pro-Watson crowd, i’d be a bit concerned how she will hold up mentally. Add to that, Watson is playing great on the grass and serving especially well.
Suarez Navarro d. Peng in 3 sets – Most difficult pick of the day, CSN was sensational at times in the third set vs. Bouchard on Monday, while Peng has been very reliable all year and looked great in Eastbourne. CSN won their last match in Madrid with a big turnaround, 3-6 7-5 6-0.
Halep d. Haddad Maia in 2 sets – Haddad Maia is a goood player and Halep looked frustrated in her first round win over Erakovic. Could see a third set but think that Halep will get through.
Wimbledon R2 Polls for Wednesday
Wimbledon R1 Predictions for Tuesday
Day 2 – 24 / 30
Kerber d. Falconi in 2 sets – On paper, an ideal opener for Kerber.
Flipkens d. Doi in 3 sets – A bit of a coin toss, both have had their best Slam results at Wimbledon. Doi hasn’t played since Roland Garros and has had a very mixed year, so favouring Flipkens with all her previous success on the grass and having picked up some wins on this surface this year.
Rogers d. Boserup in 3 sets – Another coin toss, Boserup reached R3 of Wimbledon last year. Sticking with Rogers.
Cirstea d. Bertens in 2 sets – Going with the “upset”, Bertens hasn’t won on grass this year and retired hurt during her first round match in Mallorca. Cirstea leads the head-to-head, 3-0 and I was really impressed with the Romanian’s win over Siniakova in Eastbourne.
Mattek-Sands d. Linette in 3 sets – Linette is having a decent year. BMS is 10-5 in singles since Miami, a big improvement on last year. On grass, would have to give the edge to BMS and her aggressive approach with S&V.
Wickmayer d. Bondarenko in 3 sets – This could be a long one, Wickmayer leads the head-to-head, 4-3. Bondarenko hasn’t played any competitive matches on grass this year and hasn’t won a WTA main draw match in over two months. Wickmayer has struggled to string wins together but I think she will get the win here.
Muguruza d. Alexandrova in 2 sets – Alexandrova can be a danger, a weird feeling that even after that beatdown to Strycova, Muguruza might get her game together and be a threat at Wimby.
Radwanska d. Jankovic in 2 sets – Snap Preview
McHale d. Boulter in 3 sets – A slight concern for McHale this could be one of those matches that gets away from her. Boulter has never won a WTA level main draw match, but McHale was really struggling in Eastbourne with an elbow injury so perhaps a shot for the Brit.
Kucova d. Andreescu in 3 sets – Andreescu’s first main draw Slam, a coin toss for me. I saw Kucova a few times at Eastbourne and she’s got some awesome drop shots.
Bacsinszky d. Puig in 2 sets – A scary match on paper for Bacsinszky, but Puig hasn’t played since the French Open due to illness. The Swiss player lost second round in singles in Eastbourne but did get more time on the grass in doubles.
Lepchenko d. Davis in 3 sets – Upset alert, Davis was superb against Radwanska in Eastbourne, but then I also saw her collapse mentally in the final round of qualifying (before getting a LL) to Francesca Schiavone in the third set. A little inconsistent between matches of late and Lepchenko can hittt the ball. Lepchenko won their most recent match in Miami, 6-3 6-3. Davis has lost R1 at the first two Slams this year.
Hercog d. Beck in 2 sets – Great to see Hercog back who is 9-3 in her comeback this year… so many winning comebacks this year! Beck didn’t play any warm-up tournaments on grass and has only won eight matches this year. A good opportunity for Hercog who should have built confidence and form on this surface through qualifying.
Makarova d. Van Uytvanck in 3 sets – Makarova has the history on grass, but she went down surprisingly comfortably to CSN in Eastbourne in her only match on grass. Makarova has won her last four matches against top ten opposition but has been struggling for consistency and beating lower ranked players. AVU is another player on the comeback and has qualified for both RG and Wimby main draws. Tough one to call…
Kuznetsova d. Jabeur in 3 sets – Another tricky one and upset alert for sure. Jabeur is having a fine year and like AVU above, qualified for both RG and Wimby main draws. You just never know with Sveta. I always bring up this stat but she’s been surprisingly reliable in her first matches at tournaments. For all her experience, i’d take Sveta but I am wary.
Pliskova d. Rodina in 2 sets – Ideal to get a Tuesday start, Pliskova for the win.
Niculescu d. Rybarikova in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Goerges d. Tsurenko in 2 sets – Goerges was sensational in Mallorca, wondering if she can keep it up? In their most recent encounter, Goerges beat Tsurenko in Fed Cup, 6-4 6-4 earlier this year in Stuttgart.
Zhang d. Golubic in 2 sets – Golubic has won just one of her last ten matches, Zhang has had a few good wins on grass and seems to be building a bit of momentum after a run of losses earlier this year.
Martic d. Gavrilova in 3 sets – Another tough first round Slam match for Gavrilova. Martic has the confidence from qualifying and is playing really, really well this year. It’s a tough one for Dasha…
Ozaki d. Allertova in 3 sets – Allertova’s game is more effective on grass, but Ozaki can be a very solid player. Allertova has dipped back down to the ITF circuit and won one match on grass in the warm-up tournaments.
Diyas d. Han in 2 sets – Diyas has form heading into Wimby, in another comeback story, she won the Manchester $100k ITF tournament.
Pavlyuchenkova d. Ar. Rodionova in 2 sets – You never know with Pavs but should be a routine opener for the Russian player.
Mladenovic d. Parmentier in 2 sets – I think Mladenovic has too much game for Parmentier, who hasn’t won on grass yet this year.
Stephens d. Riske in 3 sets – This feels weird but if Stephens is ready to go, I think her game matches up well against Riske. Riske loves grass but hasn’t had a great grass court season, posting a 3-3 W-L record.
Maria d. Potapova in 3 sets – Excited to see Potapova in the main draw, Maria though the safer pick for me with all her variety and having just won the ITF tournament in Southsea.
Vandeweghe d. Barthel in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Kasatkina d. S.Zheng in 2 sets – Neither has played any warm-up tournaments and I think both have been injured. I’d take Kasatkina’s more consistent level.
Kontaveit d. Arruabarrena in 2 sets – Arruabarrena played well in Eastbourne and Kontaveit hasn’t played since winning the title in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. A slight concern for Kontaveit that she will have lost her rhythm, but she should be fresh too.
Pironkova d. Errani in 2 sets – Pironkova on grass for the win.
Wozniacki d. Babos in 2 sets – Wozniacki looked excellent in Eastbourne, Babos is currently riding an eight match losing streak.
Wimbledon R1 Polls for Tuesday
Wimbledon R1 Predictions for Monday
Day 1 – 25/32
Petkovic d. Cibulkova in 3 sets – First match in and i’m going for an upset 😂. Petkovic leads Cibulkova, 5-1 and has won their last five matches. Admittedly, they haven’t played since 2015. Neither is in great form right now. Cibulkova has lost her last four and is yet to win on grass, while Petkovic stuck to the ITF circuit and reached the semi-finals of Ilkley. I think both players are vulnerable, but i’d fancy Petkovic to have a good shot at the upset here.
Brady d. Kovinic in 2 sets – Brady won their only previous match in Guangzhou last year, 6-3 7-5. Kovinic has taken a step down to the ITF circult and managed some wins on the clay. Kovinic is on a ten match losing streak at the WTA tour level.
Begu d. Broady in 2 sets – Wonder if the home crowd can get their magic working here but I think Begu is the better player. Begu reached the final of the ITF tournament in Southsea so has some matches on grass prior to Wimby.
Konjuh d. Lisicki in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Strycova d. Cepede Royg in 2 sets – First time match-up, Cepede Royg has actually done pretty well on grass this year and managed to build on what she achieved at Roland Garros. I think Strycova’s suitability to grass should see her through.
Osaka d. Sorribes-Tormo in 2 sets – You couldn’t get two more different game styles. Osaka’s power on grass is likely to be too much for the clay-loving, SST.
Wang Qiang d. Chang Kai-Chen in 2 sets – Wang Qiang didn’t play any warm-up matches on grass, but i’d still take her to win this based purely on the consistently high level she has produced during much of 2017.
V.Williams d. Mertens in 2 sets – Intrigued to see how Venus gets on after some of the news that has broken this week. I like Mertens but i’m not sure she’ll have enough experience on grass to topple the five time champ.
Ostapenko d. Sasnovich in 3 sets – I really like Sasnovich and i’ve always thought she is better than her current ranking whenever I watch her play. After the French Open, i’d tagged Ostapenko for the early exit at Wimby. Now that we are, i’m not so sure!
Nara d. Abanda in 3 sets – Nara has a cracking record in first round Slam matches (14-3 W-L record). I think she’ll be a bit more stable than Abanda. Pleased to see Abanda make back-to-back main draws though!
Giorgi d. Cornet in 3 sets – One of my low-key favourite matches of the day! The pair are tied at 2-2 in their head-to-head. I’d expect Giorgi to win on grass, but Cornet has had some decent results at Wimbledon in the past.
Keys d. Hibino in 2 sets – Had been wondering during the grass court season what was going on with Keys – it was revelaed yesterday that she had minor wrist surgery (via WTA Insider) after the French but is still set to play. I know she loves Wimby so despite the lack of matches, I think the excitement of playing pain-free will be huge for her.
Witthoeft d. Lucic-Baroni in 3 sets – Feeling the upset here, Lucic-Baroni had streams of strapping on her shoulder in Eastbourne and collapsed a tad trying to close out Niculescu in the first round. Going under the radar, Witthoeft has consistently posted solid results at the Slam for her ranking. Witthoeft beat Vandeweghe in ‘s-Hertogenbosch which proves alone that she can play on grass.
Sabalenka d. Khromacheva in 3 sets – Not much insight, favouring the qualifier.
Schiavone d. Minella in 2 sets – Minella hasn’t won on grass yet this year and retired from her first round qualifying match in Eastbourne. Schiavone is known for her love of clay, but she’s had some decent results on grass and is a former Wimbledon quarter-finalist.
Barty d. Svitolina in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Konta d. Hsieh in 2 sets – It seems that Konta should be OK for Wimby after the fall in Eastbourne. Hsieh is a tricky opponent, as Konta will know too well after their Roland Garros encounter earlier this year where Hsieh spun her web of trickery to win, 1-6 7-6(2) 6-4. Konta’s had a lot of matches on grass and I think that will help her.
Vikhlyantseva d. Vekic in 3 sets – Easy to forget that Vikhlyantseva made her first WTA final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Vekic won in Nottingham with two fabulous displays in the final two rounds. Still, a 50-50 match for me.
Sakkari d. Siniakova in 3 sets – Having seen Siniakova in Eastbourne, i’d have to go for Sakkari. Siniakova has some awesome groundstrokes but her mental application and mood still concerns me. Sakkari is scrappy and a really tenacious competitor.
Kr. Pliskova d. Vinci in 2 sets – Kr. Pliskova has won their last two matches in 2017 including most recently in Biel, 6-4 6-4. I like Vinci on grass but i’d still stick with Kr. Pliskova.
Garcia d. Cepelova in 2 sets – Pretty tough first rounder and a repeat second round match from Mallorca. Garcia won in three sets, 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3. Overall sense that her French Open run had a very positive impact on Car Gar.
Duan d. Bogdan in 2 sets – Duan looked good in Eastbourne, i’d take the Chinese player in this one.
Brengle d. Hogenkamp in 3 sets – Even on grass, I think Brengle is going to be a handful. Brengle leads the head-to-head, 2-0 and beat Hogenkamp on grass last year in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Kvitova d. Larsson in 2 sets – I am thrilled that Kvitova got Centre Court. I still have nightmares from Kvitova’s match against Larsson at IW last year. Kvitova leads the head-to-head, 4-0 and i’d expect to be OK on grass.
Vesnina d. Blinkova in 2 sets – Interesting match-up, Blinkova’s one to watch. Vesnina on grass for the win.
Bellis d. Azarenka in 3 sets – Snap Preview
Watson d. Zanevska in 2 sets – An ideal opener for Watson, hard to go against her with how she elevates her game on grass and in front of a home crowd after her superb run at Eastbourne.
Sevastova d. Putintseva in 2 sets – Poots retired from Eastbourne with an injury. Sevastova won Mallorca and has quietly had an awesome year, showing versatility across all surfaces.
Bouchard d. Suárez Navarro in 3 sets – Tricky, tricky one. Bouchard has shown rare glimmers of stunning form. Most of the year has been disappointing though. If Bouchard brings it, then I think she wins this. CSN will sweep up though if Bouchard is sub-par.
Peng d. Vondrousova in 2 sets – I was super impressed with Peng in Eastbourne, who has more experience on grass than Vondrousova.
Haddad Maia d. Robson in 3 sets – I’d love, love, love to see Robson come through but not sure there’s enough in her recent form to suggest she can defeat Haddad Maia who has been pretty solid this year. I could see Robson elevating her game for the occasion but still a tough ask.
Halep d. Erakovic in 2 sets – Erakovic is good on grass, but I think Halep will be too strong.
Wimbledon R1 Polls for Monday