French Open Women’s Quarterfinals Previews and Predictions

by Staff | June 1st, 2015, 10:49 pm

2015 French Open women’s quarterfinal match-ups and predictions:

(1) Serena Williams vs. (17) Sara Errani

Serena is 7-0 career versus Errani and hasn’t lost a set in their last four meetings. Four of those matches were on clay, where Serena hasn’t lost a set. Errani can’t hit her way out of a paper bag on clay, and her second serve is a bunny. Even this year’s sub-par Serena shouldn’t have a problem.
Winner: Williams in straights

(7) Ana Ivanovic vs. (19) Elina Svitolina

Ivanovic is 6-0 career, beating the Ukranian this year in Madrid in straights. Two of the meetings were on clay, where the Serb hasn’t lost a set. You do the math.
Winner: Ivanovic in straights

(13) Lucie Safarova vs. (21) Garbine Muguruza

In this first-time meeting we’ll give the nod to experience. Safarova also has the confidence after toppling Maria Sharapova. Muguruza ousted Serena last year at the French, but the pressure is intense in the latter rounds, where Muguruza has yet to show consistent championship mettle.
Winner: Safarova in three

(23) Timea Bacsinszky vs. Alison Van Uytvanck

Van Uytvanck is playing in her 14th tournament of the year already, so the reps must be paying off. But the Swiss Bacsinszky has been a consistent battler during the dirt season, so tournament over for the Belgian in this first-time meeting.
Winner: Bacsinszky in straights


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9 Comments for French Open Women’s Quarterfinals Previews and Predictions

sienna Says:

A total pro?Smoking cigarette’s even 1 after win match is not total pro.
Not willing to make every single sacrifice equals zero slams.

Dan Martin Says:

I’ve got my men’s and women’s picks up for tomorrow at I think Svitolina’s retrieving skills may drive Ana nuts

jane Says:

oh-no, that’s disappointing. i know it’s unrealistic, but was really hoping ana could keep going, maybe even to the finals!

Snowbird Says:

I would like to see Timea advance further. Her life story pulled at my heart strings and she can use the money also.

Margot Says:

I would too, but her forehand is by far her weakest shot and someone, like Serena, with more tennis acumen than Petra, will simply target it.

Snowbird Says:

@Margot, I agree with you about the FH, but I’m a believer in reward from higher powers when bad things happen to someone. As I said, I’d hope she gets further, but that was a guarded statement. I think Serena beats Errani (horrible grunt) and will be waiting for Timea, should she advance. Getting to the SF will be good for her, and she can build on her that in the future. So, here’s to good things!

jane Says:

Awesome that Ana’s still winning. Happy for her.

RZ Says:

Nice to see Lucie Safarova with another deep run at a slam. And congrats to Ana for making it back into the semis after so long.

Rich Says:

I love Muguruza, but Safarova tore right through her today.

If Safarova, who is razor sharp, continues to drive her shots with such depth and pace, and move her first serve around as much as she has been, I don’t even think the current diminished version of Serena (elbow injury??) can beat Safarova.

But Safarova has a track record of choking in the biggest moments. We’ll see if Serena’s back class wins out over Safarova’s sharpness. Could be a blockbuster final.

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