wimbledon brackets: a year later, will it go back to venus?


We had Chris look through the 2010 Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Draw and give us his picks for the Sweet Sixteen and onwards. He roots for the undervalued Sam Stosur and bets on the Williams sisters overcoming tough draws to face each other in the finals. He’s also gunning for Venus to brush off last year’s 7-6, 6-2 drubbing and take back the title.

(And poor darling Brit Laura Robson for drawing Jankovic in the first round.)

All the nitty gritty: Chris’ 2010 Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles picks for the final rounds, the first-round notables, and potential upsets — all after the cut…

Serena d Sharapova
Li d Radwanska
Azarenka d Pavlyuchenkova
Stosur d Rezai
Clijsters d Henin
Jankovic d Wickmayer
Bartoli d Shvedova
Venus d Peer

Serena d Li
Stosur d Azarenka
Clijsters d Jankovic (wavered on this one a few times)
Venus d Bartoli

Serena d Stosur
Venus d Clijsters

Venus d Serena

Interesting R1 Matches
Serena v Brito
Hantuchova v King
Kuznetsova v Amanmurandova (I went with Kuz but I know i’ll feel stupid for not picking the upset in this one)
Benesova v Pavluchenkova
Azarenka v Lucic
Rezai v Rybarikova
Dulgheru v Date
Stosur v Kanepi
Sprem v Mattek
Wickmayer v Riske
Jankovic v Robson
Schiavone v Dushevina
Hercog v Shvedova
Peer v Ivanovic
Groenefeld v Safina

I don’t really have any upsets in R1 except Date d 31 Dulgheru and Groenefeld d 20 Safina. I like Date’s experience on grass over that of Dulgheru’s and I think Safina will have troubles with Groenefeld’s serve if its on. R2 upsets I have Hlavackova d 21 Zvonareva – I think Zvonareva’s at the beginning of a freefall in her career; Molik d 22 Martinez Sanchez – hoping the serve here helps Molik out; Tanasugarn d 25 Safarova – this is probably stupid but I hate betting against Tanasugarn on grass, lol.

I think the biggest “early” upset will be 3 Wozniacki to 29 Pavlyuchenkova in R3. I think Wozniacki’s recent injuries get the best of her.

I don’t know why more people aren’t betting on Stosur … she’s been playing better than anyone else recently and it seems like her game (esp her serve) would be good on grass.

I think the sisters actually have tougher draws than most of the other top players
R1 v Brito
R2 v Petkovic (just lost in Hertogenbosch finals to Henin)
R3 v Tanasugarn, Safarova or Cibulkova
R16 v Sharapova, Hantuchova
QF v Li, Radwanska, Kuznetsova

R1 v Rios
R2 v Makarova (just won Eastbourne d Azarenka, Pennetta, Petrova, Kuznetsova, Stosur), Szavay
R3 v Kleybanova, Kudrayavtseva
R16 v Peer, Ivanovic, Safina
QF v Bartoli, Schiavone, Shvedova


One Response to “wimbledon brackets: a year later, will it go back to venus?”

  1. chris Says:

    based on the way azarenka looked at the eastbourne finals (which i hadn’t watched until after these predix) replace her with zheng and we’re all good.

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