Analysis of the previous day:
~Flavia Pennetta beaten Casey DellAcqua 7:5 6:2. Good match for Flavia, but Casey made lot of errors. Looks like Flavia play her best tennis at the US Open. Well done Flavia! 🙂
~Serena Williams beaten Kaia Kanepi 6:3 6:3. Good match for both players. Sound unbelievable, but this is first Grand Slam QF for Serena this year. Well done Serena! 🙂
~Ekaterina Makarova beaten Eugenie Bouchard 7:6(2) 6:4. Makarova is very underrated players, she deserves more attention. Well done Ekaterina! 🙂
~Victoria Azarenka edged Aleksandra Krunic 4:6 6:4 6:4. Very tight match, but as I predicted, Victoria won. Aleksandra played amazing at the US Open and she’ll definitely climb up her ranking! Azarenka was just a little better in the end. Well done Victoria! 🙂
Quarter-finals predictions( day 9 )
Shuai Peng vs Belinda Bencic
Shuai played amazing at the US Open 2014. She didn’t lose a set all week. Peng beaten Zheng, Radwanska, Vinci and Safarova along the way to the QFs. Shuai beaten one top 5 player – Radwanska. Belinda played pretty well too. Bencic beaten Wickmayer, Nara, Kerber and Jankovic along the way. She beaten two top 10 players – Kerber and Jankovic. This is surprise QF. I think that no one would predict this. Peng have powerful two-handed strokes, good volleys, good drop shots and she’s serving pretty well. Bencic proved that she’s matured mentally because she saved set points against Kerber and Jankovic. She’s playing pretty aggressive too. This will interesting match, but Peng is more experienced so I believe that she’ll win this match. We’ll see if she’s ready to reach her first WTA semi-final. But Bencic played pretty well lately, so this will be very tight match.
Prediction: Peng in 3 tight sets
Caroline Wozniacki vs Sara Errani
Caroline played pretty well at the US Open 2014. Wozniacki beaten Rybarikova, Sasnovich, Petkovic and Sharapova along the way to the QFs. The most impressive was her victory over Sharapova. Sara played pretty well too.She had tough matches, but she managed to win them. Errani beaten Flipkens, Rodionova, Venus and Lucic-Baroni along the way. If you want to beat Sara, you need power. Luckily for Wozniacki, she have that power now. The main difference between this two is their serve – Wozniacki is serving pretty well, while Sara is serving pretty bad. Both players are mostly defensive players, but I think that Caroline will be the aggressor in this match. This will be interesting, but Wozniacki will win in straight sets!
Prediction: Wozniacki in 2 tight sets
~Vote for a player who will win US Open in your opinion!
Serena leads with 43 votes, Wozniacki is second with 10 and Azarenka and Peng are third with 2 votes.
Note: Kanepi, DellAcqua, Krunic and Bouchard are deleted from the poll because they lost their matches yesterday! 🙂