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2019 Australian Open Women’s Singles — TWAA Staff Predictions

Tennis Accent Staff

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The Tennis With An Accent family of contributors, consultants and commentators weighs in on the 2019 Australian Open women’s singles tournament before the coming fortnight in Melbourne:

CHAMPION

Jane Voigt — @downthetee: Svitolina

Briana Foust — @4TheTennis: Serena

Andrew Burton — @burtonad: Kerber

Mert Ertunga — @MertovsTDesk: Kvitova

Susie Reid — @pandsreid: Kerber

Nick Nemeroff — @NNemeroff: Serena

Anand Mamidipudi — @0thlaw: Kerber

Matt Zemek — @mzemek: Serena

RUNNER-UP

Jane Voigt: Kontaveit

Briana Foust: Kerber

Andrew Burton: Osaka

Mert Ertunga: Serena

Susie Reid: Pliskova

Nick Nemeroff: Kerber

Anand Mamidipudi: Svitolina

Matt Zemek: Sabalenka

FIRST-WEEK UPSET VICTIM

Jane Voigt: Venus

Briana Foust: Kvitova

Andrew Burton: Halep

Mert Ertunga: Barty

Susie Reid: Ostapenko

Nick Nemeroff: Ostapenko

Anand Mamidipudi: Kasatkina

Matt Zemek: Halep

BEST FIRST-WEEK MATCHUP

Jane Voigt: Osaka-Azarenka

Briana Foust: Venus-Buzarnescu

Andrew Burton: Barty-Ostapenko

Mert Ertunga: Kvitova-Rybarikova

Susie Reid: Serena-Bouchard

Nick Nemeroff: Pliskova-Giorgi

Anand Mamidipudi: Barty-Ostapenko

Matt Zemek: Osaka-Hsieh

SLEEPER

Jane Voigt: Bacsinszky

Briana Foust: Sabalenka

Andrew Burton: Barty

Mert Ertunga: Bacsinszky

Susie Reid: Vekic

Nick Nemeroff: Sabalenka

Anand Mamidipudi: Kvitova

Matt Zemek: Sasnovich

MOST TO GAIN

Jane Voigt: Sabalenka

Briana Foust: Svitolina

Andrew Burton: Azarenka

Mert Ertunga: Bacsinszky

Susie Reid: Serena

Nick Nemeroff: Serena

Anand Mamidipudi: Azarenka

Matt Zemek: Sabalenka

MOST TO PROVE

Jane Voigt: Sharapova

Briana Foust: Sharapova

Andrew Burton: Wozniacki

Mert Ertunga: Mertens

Susie Reid: Stephens

Nick Nemeroff: Svitolina

Anand Mamidipudi: Svitolina

Matt Zemek: Svitolina

SURPRISE SEMIFINALIST

Jane Voigt: Barty

Briana Foust: Sabalenka

Andrew Burton: Giorgi

Mert Ertunga: Goerges

Susie Reid: Barty

Nick Nemeroff: Sabalenka

Anand Mamidipudi: Barty

Matt Zemek: NONE

HOW FAR WILL OSAKA GO?

Jane Voigt: QF

Briana Foust: QF

Andrew Burton: Final

Mert Ertunga: QF

Susie Reid: SF

Nick Nemeroff: QF

Anand Mamidipudi: 3R

Matt Zemek: SF

HOW FAR WILL SABALENKA GO?

Jane Voigt: 2R

Briana Foust: SF

Andrew Burton: 4R

Mert Ertunga: 2R

Susie Reid: QF

Nick Nemeroff: SF

Anand Mamidipudi: 4R

Matt Zemek: Final

HOW FAR WILL SERENA GO?

Jane Voigt: SF

Briana Foust: Champion

Andrew Burton: SF

Mert Ertunga: Final

Susie Reid: QF

Nick Nemeroff: Champion

Anand Mamidipudi: SF

Matt Zemek: Champion

HOW FAR WILL SVITOLINA GO?

Jane Voigt: Champion

Briana Foust: SF

Andrew Burton: 4R

Mert Ertunga: 4R

Susie Reid: QF

Nick Nemeroff: SF

Anand Mamidipudi: Final

Matt Zemek: 4R

The Tennis With An Accent staff produces roundtable articles and other articles with group input during the tennis season. Staff articles belong to the TWAA family of writers and contributors, as opposed to any individual commentator. Our staff produces roundtables every week of the tennis season, so that you will always know what the TWAA staff thinks about the important tennis topics of the times.

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