Australian Open Day 5 review and look ahead: Women

Notable Day 5 completed matches

#1 Caroline Wozniacki defeats #29 Domonika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-3

#23 Zvetlana Kutznetsova defeats #11 Justine Henin 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

#30 Andrea Petkovic defeats #4 Venus Williams 1-0, retired

#14 Maria Sharapova defeats Julia Goerges 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

#6 Francesca Schiavone defeats Monica Niculescu 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

#9 Li Na defeats Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 6-1

#8 Victoria Azarenka defeats Chanelle Scheepers 6-3, 6-3

 

Day 6 schedule and predictions

 

#31 Lucie Savarova vs. #2 Vera Zvonareva

Prediction: Zvonareva in 3 sets

 

Alize Cornet vs. #3 Kim Clijsters

Prediction: Clijsters in 2 sets

 

#5 Samantha Stosur vs. #25 Petra Kvitova

Prediction: Stosur in 3 sets

 

#10 Shahar Peer vs. #22 Flavia Pennetta

Prediction: Peer in 3 sets

 

Simona Halep vs. #12 Agnieszka Radwanska

Prediction: Radwanska in 2 sets

 

#13 Nadia Petrova vs. Ekaterina Makarova

Prediction: Petrova in 3 sets

 

Match to Watch:

Peer vs. Pennetta

 

Why: I want to see if Peer is for real, and Pennetta is a worthy opponent. Sadly, Day 6 is quite boring for the women.

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