Women’s Wimbledon 2016 Predictions

Women’s Wimbledon Final Prediction for Saturday

Day 13 scores – 1/1

S.Williams d. Kerber in 2 sets – Preview HERE

Women’s Wimbledon SF Predictions for Thursday

Day 11 Scores – 2/2

S.Williams d. Vesnina in 2 sets – Preview HERE

Kerber d. V.Williams in 3 sets – Preview HERE

Women’s Wimbledon QF Predictions for Tuesday

Day 9 Scores – 3/4

S.Williams d. Pavlyuchenkova in 2 sets

Cibulkova d. Vesnina in 2 sets

Kerber d. Halep in 3 sets

V.Williams d. Shvedova in 3 sets

Women’s Wimbledon R4 Predictions for Monday

Day 8 Scores = 4/7

S.Williams d. Kuznetsova in 2 sets

Vandeweghe d. Pavlyuchenkova in 2 sets

Cibulkova d. Radwanska in 3 sets (honestly, too close to call!)

Makarova d. Vesnina in 2 sets

Keys d. Halep in 3 sets

Kerber d. Doi in 3 sets

V.Williams d. Suárez Navarro in 3 sets

All previews on the homepage…

Women’s Wimbledon R3 for Saturday/Sunday

Day 5/6 Scores = 5/7

S.Williams d. Beck in 2 sets – I’d expect it to be comfortable for Serena but famous last words…

Stephens d. Kuznetsova in 3 sets – Should be really interesting, could go either way, instinct going for Sloane

Bacsinszky d. Pavlyuchenkova in 2 sets – Another good one, I think Timea will find a way through. Pavs likes Wimby but I don’t think she is a fan of grass. Expect two tight or perhaps three but sticking with Timea as my quarter-finalist.

Vandeweghe d. Vinci in 2 sets – Should be a wonderful contrast in styles, Vinci could frustrate Vandeweghe but I think the American is playing well enough to power her through this encounter. The pair are tied at 1-1 in their H2H with Vandeweghe winning their last match in Auckland last year.

Radwanska d. Siniakova in 2 sets – Siniakova is playing great on the grass but i’d guess that Radwanska’s dramatic come-from-behind win over Konjuh where she saved three match points will have settled her and given her focus. Players this year have famously done well after saving MPs (Angie springs to mind!).

Makarova d. Strycova in 3 sets – This could be the best of the bunch. I’ve gone Makarova but i’d also like to go for Strycova too lol i’m really on the fence…

Vesnina d. Boserup in 2 sets – Gutted about Bencic pulling out. A good opportunity for Vesnina here…

Cibulkova-Bouchard – Honestly can’t call it, three sets for sure!

Women’s Wimbledon R3 Predictions for Friday/Saturday

Day 5 and 6 Scores – 4/7

Halep d. Bertens in 3 sets – Very interesting match, Bertens has built on the confidence from a cracking clay court season. I was impressed with Halep so would fancy her to win this, wouldn’t be surprised if it went the distance.

Keys d. Cornet in 2 sets – Big win for Keys over Flipkens, that was the match I was worried about! Cornet’s plucky but imagine Keys will have too much firepower on grass.

Friedsam d. Doi in 3 sets – A great opportunity for both players, probably the hipster match of the day as they’ve both played good tennis at times this year. Doi leads the H2H, 2-0 but i’ve said before that I have been impressed with Friedsam, particularly improvements in her mental toughness department so i’m going for the German player.

Kerber d. Witthoeft in 2 sets – A great tournament for Witthoeft. She’ll want to get a game this time vs. Kerber as she lost 6-0 6-0 in the first round of Wimby last year!

V.Williams d. Kasatkina in 3 sets – Love, love, love this match! Wish I could have previewed it properly as it deserved but no time! Going for Venus but I think Daria will keep it close and grab a set. Note Daria won their only previous encounter in Auckland.

Erakovic d. Suárez Navarro in 3 sets – Amazing run for Erakovic and i’m going to stay on her bandwagon! Probably going to be too much for her in reality (CSN leads the H2H, 2-0) but confidence will be sky high after two extra-time finishes and she’s more suited to the grass than CSN.

Lisicki d. Shvedova in 2 sets – This will be their second encounter on the grass and Lisicki has won both of them in three tight sets. This should be an intriguing match but going for Lisicki is shining again at Wimby.

Women’s Wimbledon R2 Predictions for Friday/Saturday

Day 5 and 6 Scores – 6/7

S.Williams d. McHale in 2 sets – McHale can cause problems but don’t see an upset.

Kvitova d. Makarova in 3 sets – Tough one, big match for Petra if she is to go on a deep run. Makarova on grass is very accomplished and won their last encounter in Miami.

Kuznetsova d. Moore in 3 sets – Sveta for the win but always expect her to take a detour, Moore’s playing great right now and will have the home support.

Bacsinszky d. Niculescu in 3 sets – This scares me, Timea will need to play a super focused and committed match. Niculescu will be well rested.

Stephens d. Minella in 2 sets – A good draw for Sloane.

Pavlyuchenkova d. Putintseva in 3 sets – A good match-up! I think Pavs on grass… it’s not her surface but I think she can use it to her advantage more so than Poots.

Strycova d. Rodina in 2 sets – Pleased to see Beezus battle through today, this *should* be straightforward although Rodina’s year has picked up on the grass.

Women’s Wimbledon R2 Predictions (top half) for Thursday

Day 4 Scores – 5/7

Vandeweghe d. Babos in 2 sets – Preview HERE

Vinci d. Duan in 2 sets – Duan has a big game but I think the first round win should have settled Vinci.

Radwanska d. Konjuh in 2 sets – Intrigued by this one, Konjuh has a huge game. Perhaps a few bright patches for the Croatian player and one tight set but Radwanska should come out on top.

Garcia d. Siniakova in 3 sets – Could be a fun one, Garcia’s been progressing nicely over the past few months so would fancy her to get the win.

Cibulkova d. Gavrilova in 2 sets – Preview HERE

Konta d. Bouchard in 3 sets – Preview HERE

Vesnina d. Petkovic in 3 sets – Should be a good one, I like Vesnina.

Bencic d. Boserup in 2 sets – BB for the win.

Women’s Wimbledon R2 Predictions (bottom half) for Thursday

Day 3 Scores – 12/15

Halep d. Schiavone in 2 sets – Preview HERE

Bertens d. Barthel in 3 sets – Preview HERE

Cornet d. Errani in 3 sets – Why you say vamos? This is a classic rematch and could be right old mess on grass! Errani’s won their last four matches but I think Cornet is more competent on the grass.

Keys d. Flipkens in 3 sets – Tough match, Keys won their last match quite convincingly in Miami. Flipkens though is a former Wimbledon semi-finalist and dispatched Gibbs quite comfortably in the first round. I wouldn’t be shocked if Flipkens won, but I feel like Keys is in a good place right now.

Pliskova d. Doi in 2 sets – Beating Wickmayer in that three setter was a huge win for Pliskova. A day off will have been good and playing Doi who she beat in Eastbourne. Looks favourable for Pliskova…

Friedsam d. Alexandrova in 2 sets – Really high on Friedsam right now and a fair opportunity in this draw. I would have had Friedsam over Ivanovic. Alexandrova will be dangerous as somewhat of an unknown quantity and having already well exceeded her expectations.

Witthoeft d. Nara in 2 sets – Nara could barely stand at the end of her first round win over Brengle so i’d guess Witthoeft? I was surprised how convincingly she took out Begu in the first round.

Kerber d. Lepchenko in 2 sets – Lepchenko has beaten Kerber on four previous occasions but they were all pre-US Open semi-final when Kerber soared up the rankinga. Their last match in Stanford in 2014 went the distance but fancy Kerber to win in two tight.

V.Williams d. Sakkari in 2 sets – This could be very entertaining, Sakkari is a bundle of energy and intensity! Venus for the win but expecting at least one tight set.

Kasatkina d. Arruabarrena in 2 sets – This has been a good draw for Kasatkina and despite the lack of grass court experience, I think she wins this comfortably.

Erakovic d. Jankovic in 3 sets – I’ll stick by my slightly wild draw pick. Erakovic had an 10-8 third set win over Falconi so could be tired… also could be buoyant. I think JJ is the superior player but she can have her moments and Erakovic does like the grass.

Allertova d. Suárez Navarro in 3 sets – Again, sticking by my wild draw pick. Allertova’s game is suited for the grass IMO but depends on whether she’s fully fit as injuries have plagued her year.

Lisicki d. Stosur in 2 sets – Lisicki and Wimbledon… never write that marriage off! I watched their last encounter on grass at Wimby where Lisicki took a set to get going but once she did, had the better of Stosur.

Shvedova d. Svitolina in 3 sets – Never played before, Shvedova’s form has been wild of late but she has good results on grass in the past. Svitolina’s not a grass courter and could get hit off the court here. It depends on Shvedova’s focus…

Muguruza d. Cepelova in 2 sets – Cepelova’s got some funky weapons, but Muguruza for the win.

Women’s Wimbledon R1 Predictions for Thursday

Day 4 Scores = 4/7

Watson d. Beck in 2 sets – Really like Watson in this match-up, Beck hasn’t played since RG due to a spine injury.

Mladenovic d. Sasnovich in 2 sets – Comfortable for Mlads I think.

Stephens d. Peng in 3 sets – A little upset alert potential as Stephens hasn’t played a match on grass this year due to an abdominal injury. Peng played a good match against Kerber in Birmingham and has always done well on grass.

Tatishvili d. Minella in 2 sets – 3-0 H2H lead for Tatishivili and every match they’ve ever played has featured a bagel!

Bacsinszky d. Kumkhum in 2 sets – Perhaps one tight sets, qualifiers are dangerous.

Krunic d. Niculescu in 3 sets – Niculescu hasn’t played since the French Open due to a back injury and hasn’t won a match since Stuttgart where she missed match points against Kvitova. Krunic reached the 3rd round last year and has qualified this year. Niculescu beat Krunic, 6-2 6-1 last year in IW though so hmmmm….

Makarova d. Larsson in 2 sets – Would be surprised by any other result.

Strycova d. Kontaveit in 3 sets – Upset alert but Strycova is much tougher mentally these days so think she will find a way to come through.

Women’s Wimbledon R1 Predictions for Wednesday

Day 3 Scores = 6/10

Hsieh d. Pavlyuchenkova in 3 sets – Hsieh can be a handful on the grass with her unorthodox game, not convinced by Pavs who is always vulnerable early on.

Radwanska d. Kozlova in 2 sets – Radwanska for the win

Konjuh d. Knapp in 3 sets – Konjuh has had various injuries during the grass court season (neck in Eastbourne I think) but has a dynamite game for the grass.

Bouchard d. Rybarikova in 2 sets (or ret.) – Rybarikova has been injured of late and I think Bouchard’s in a pretty good place. Shame about the tough draw!

Konta d. Puig in 3 sets – Preview HERE

Kvitova d. Cirstea in 3 sets – Kvitova makes me nervous…

Tsurenko d. Rodina in 3 sets – Amazing the difference in calibre between some of the R1 matches!

Petkovic d. Hibino in 2 sets – A good draw for Petkovic to open her Wimby campaign, she looked good in both Birmingham and Eastbourne.

Maria d. Boserup in 2 sets – Maria’s slices could be key in this one.

Pironkova d. Bencic in 3 sets – Preview HERE

Women’s Wimbledon R1 Predictions for Tuesday

Day 2 Scores = 11/14

S.Williams d. Sadikovic in 2 sets – Serena for the win…

McHale d. Hantuchova in 2 sets – McHale has won their two previous matches. Hantuchova has wins over Robson and Shvedova on the grass, but I think McHale is still the safer pick in this match.

Moore d. Van Uytvanck in 3 sets – Against a Brit and home crowd, I worry for AVU mentally. Add to that Moore’s played some decent tennis during the grass court season and has a win over AVU in an ITF tournament from three years ago.

Wozniacki d. Kuznetsova in 3 sets – Preview HERE

Putintseva d. Melnikova in 2 sets – Poots not massively at home on the grass but has beaten Melnikova this year in straight sets

Vandeweghe d. Bondarenko in 3 sets – I think this has an upset alert, Bondarenko was hitting the ball well in Eastbourne and has had a good year. Vandeweghe’s serve on grass may be the deciding factor.

Babos d. Swan in 2 sets – Tough one for Swan

Kr. Pliskova d. Duan in 3 sets – Toss-up, Pliskova leads the H2H, 1-0.

Riske d. Vinci in 3 sets – On the fence, Vinci didn’t play badly in her first match in Eastbourne against Makarova. Riske gets noticeably nervy but has reached two finals on grass and her game is made for the surface so I think she’ll be able to get down low and deal with Vinci’s slices.

Siniakova d. Parmentier in 3 sets – Siniakova is always a flight risk but like her to win this one, she won her only previous match vs. Parmentier in Limoges at the end of 2015.

Garcia d. Buyukakcay in 2 sets – Ideal opener for Garcia, don’t see Buyukakcay having much to trouble the Frenchwoman with on grass.

Cibulkova d. Lucic-Baroni in 3 sets – A really tough opener for Cibulkova but she does lead the H2H, 4-0. Cibulkova won 8-6 at Wimby back in 2011. I think the Slovak player could make a slow start after Eastbourne but should prevail.

Gavrilova d. Wang in 2 sets – Favour Gavrilova on the grass.

Vesnina d. Paszek in 3 sets – Preview HERE

Women’s Wimbledon R1 Predictions for Monday

Day 1 Score = 18/30

Halep d. Schmiedlova in 2 sets – A little bit of uncertainty around Halep but against a player so lacking in form, this is a good first round match-up for her. Schmieds did win a set off Muguruza so perhaps she’ll use the high-calibre opponent as a springboard to play better.

Sevastova d. Schiavone in 2 sets – Sevastova hadn’t played on grass for five years but has had a good grass court season. She’s fun to watch and will be the favourite to win with Schiavone having not won a match since April in Katowice.

Kovinic d. Barthel in 3 sets – Kovinic’s game isn’t suited to the grass but this is an excellent draw for her. Barthel is still making her comeback from the debilitating virus that has sidelined her for much of the year. Barthel skipped Birmingham and Eastbourne after announcing she was “not quite there yet” after a first round loss in Nottingham.

Ostapenko d. Bertens in 2 sets – It’s difficult to know where Bertens’s health is right now with the leg, but Ostapenko would still be a potent match-up anyway. Having watched the Latvian player in Eastbourne, i’d fancy her to do things in this draw.

Errani d. Tig in 2 sets – This is an ideal opener for Errani who has won just two matches on grass since 2013. Tig has played just two pro matches on grass and has never won one!

Cornet d. Hercog in 3 sets – This match is giving me headaches. Hercog has a competent game when she’s focused and could outhit Cornet. However, she can be unstable mentally and Cornet, despite some injuries of late, is pretty scrappy and has done better on grass in recent years.

Flipkens d. Gibbs in 2 sets – Gibbs only had one match on the grass due to the hand injury and Flipkens reached the semi-finals in Mallorca. I think Flipkens’s experience on the grass will be crucial.

Keys d. Siegemund in 2 sets – Siegemund did win the last time they played but Keys did seem to suffer an injury in that match at Charleston and will know what to expect now against the unorthodox German. Siegemund has also had a whole host of injuries.

Pliskova d. Wickmayer in 3 sets – I’m worried about this match for Pliskova as she will have had just one day off from a physically and mentally taxing Eastbourne where she had to play multiple matches on Thursday. Pliskova has won their last two matches in straight sets.

Doi d. Chirico in 2 sets – Chirico hasn’t won a match on grass so far this year and Doi won a pair of matches in Eastbourne. I like the Japanese player in this match-up.

Friedsam d. Diyas in 2 sets – Diyas hasn’t played since the French Open and I was really impressed with Friedsam in Eastbourne.

Ivanovic d. Alexandrova in 2 sets – Alexandrova had a great story coming through qualifying, but I think Ivanovic should win this one comfortably.

Begu d. Witthoeft in 2 sets – Begu has won their two previous matches in straight sets and i’m not convinced by Witthoeft on the grass.

Brengle d. Nara in 3 sets – Brengle won their last match in Hobart and has won seven matches on the grass so far this year. Nara hasn’t won a completed match (she won at the French Open via retirement) since the $50k in Osprey on green clay back in March.

Kerber d. Robson in 2 sets – Two tight sets, fancy Robson to nick a set. Her level hasn’t been there of late but she raises her game for the opponent. Note the performance against Azarenka in Madrid which was light years ahead of any other match she has played in her comeback.

V.Williams d. Vekic in 2 sets – I’m interested to see if Venus has any strapping on her leg. It’s hard to see Vekic producing the upset in her recent form.

S.Zheng d. Sakkari in 3 sets – Sakkari is a fiery competitor but i’ve been impressed by Zheng during this grass court season

Govortsova d. Arruabarrena in 3 sets – It’s frustrating to see other first round matches compared to the quality of this one. Neither player has competed on grass this year. Govortsova does have some grass court pedigree though having reached the last 16 of Wimbledon last year.

Kasatkina d. Duval in 3 sets – Love this match-up, going for Dasha after an impressive display in her first pro match in Eastbourne.

Jankovic d. Voegele in 3 sets – Jankovic won her only match against Voegele in the semi-finals of Charleston, winning in three sets after inexplicably losing the second set. I’d expect a similar type of match going the distance.

Erakovic d. Falconi in 3 sets – Falconi didn’t a win a game in her only match on grass in Eastbourne, while Erakovic won through three qualifying rounds in Wimby.

Allertova d. Gasparyan in 2 sets – Gasparyan hasn’t played since the French Open and is on seven match losing streak stretching back to Miami. I think Allertova’s game suits grass and seems to be over the injuries that have plagued her for much of 2016.

Suárez Navarro d. Zhang in 2 sets – Zhang hasn’t been able to replicate the success at the AO but she’s still been winning matches here and there and having a better time of things compared to last year whilst playing a reduced schedule. CSN should take this one but Zhang’s game is more suited to grass.

Stosur d. Linette in 2 sets – Linette was injured in Eastbourne so i’m going for Stosur despite the poor start on grass in Eastbourne.

Lisicki d. Rogers in 3 sets – A big match for Lisicki who could have an opening in this draw. Rogers lost her only match on grass in qualifying for Mallorca. Lisicki’s been wild all year but with a new coach and back on grass, dare I say that I have hope.

Goerges d. Shvedova in 3 sets – A toss up, Shvedova has won just one match since Charleston which was against Chirico in Eastbourne. Goerges has lost her last two matches to Puig.

Svitolina d. Broady in 3 sets – I’d be so in for the upset here but Broady’s had a disappointing grass court season so i’m not so sure. Svitolina’s not comfortable on the grass, but she’s still solid if Broady can’t get her serve going.

Kania d. Crawford in 3 sets in 2 sets – I think that grass could be Crawford’s surface but she’s only played one match since Charleston which was the first round of the French Open.

Duque-Mariño d. Cepelova in 3 sets – MDM has a few assets to her game like her slice that can come up trumps on grass. Cepelova will be confident with three wins in qualifying. Expecting a close one…

Muguruza d. Giorgi in 2 sets – Preview HERE

Full draw predictions

 

 

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