4th Round Predictions
There are some really interesting matches in this round and most of them are, suprisingly, in the top half:
Mauresmo vs. Sprem - Outside the AO, Sprem is not having a good year. Unless she comes up with something special, Mauresmo will take this in 2.
Ivanovic vs. Kuznetsova - Again, Kuznetsova sees herself playing a young player with a promising future. There could be an upset here if she falls in the same trap again. Otherwise, Kuznetsova to go in 3.
Golovin vs. Dementieva - These two have played last week in IW and Dementieva prevailed in 3. This match could go either way. My prediction: Golovin in 3.
Clijsters vs. Myskina - Clijsters has been on fire since her return from injury. Myskina is having an average year thus far. Clijsters to pass in 2 sets.
Serena vs. Likhovtseva - Other than some trouble in closing out sets, Serena has been playing well. Likhovtseva won't pose as a threat to Serena which will take this match in 2 sets.
Venus vs. Castano - Venus passed her last two opponents with the same score. Castano is having a good tournament but Venus is going to end it in 2 sets, maybe even by the same score.
Molik vs. Henin-Hardenne - This is probably the most interesting match-up of this round. This will tell how Justine's level is compared to the top 10. Molik had some trouble in her last match. Again, this match could go either way but Molik could be too strong for Justine now to take it in 3.
Sharapova vs. Asagoe - Sharapova has gone through her first two matches without a lot of trouble. Asagoe was able to challenge Maria in the last set they played. However, Sharapova is at a different level than Asagoe and will pass in 2 sets.