FRENCH OPEN RESULTS AND DAY 5 PICKS

The results of the  rain delayed Day 3 of the bottom half of the draw were completed today and Spin had an 80% success rate. Of the 16 matches played on Day 4, Spin had a 75% success rate.  The upset, if it can be called that these days, saw Jovanovski, the young Serbian, sending former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki packing in straight sets.  There was a lot of hand wringing today during the Suarez-Navaro/Rogers’ match, but I was always confident that Carla would pull through. 

Below are the results from Day 4 of the top half of the draw.  Of the 16 matches played,  Spin had a 75% success rate.  Spin’s picks are in blue.  
Serena Williams v Caroline Garcia
Johanna Larsson v Sorana Cirstea
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Petra Cetkovska 
Galina Voskoboeva v Roberta Vinci
Caroline Wozniacki v Bojana Jovanovski
Magdalena Rybarikova v Svetlana Kuznetsova
Varvara Lepchenko v Elina Svitolina
Jana Cepelova v Angelique Kerber
Agnieszka Radwanska v Mallory Burdette 
Dinah Pfizenmaierv Urszula Radwanska
Zuzana Kucova v Virginie Razzano
Mathilde Johansson v Ana Ivanovic
Monica Puig v Madison Keys 
Shelby Rogers v Carla Suarez Navarro
Sabine Lisicki [32] v Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 
Yulia Putintseva v Sara Errani
Tomorrow sees the third round (Day 5) of the bottom half of the ladies’ draw, together with the second round of the same bottom half of the draw.  Confused, just think rain delays catch up.  The matches scheduled and Spin’s picks (in red) are below:-
Na Li v Bethanie Mattek-Sands (could be an upset in the making but still going with Li)
Paula Ormaechea v Yaroslava Shvedova (youngster might be able to make it over the line)
Kaia Kanepi v Stefanie Voegele (Kanepi is on form and should go through in straights)
Ashleigh Barty v Maria Kirilenko (the youngster has variety and is not afraid)
Marion Bartoli [13] v Mariana Duque-Marino (does Bartoli have the stamina for a battle?)
Francesca Schiavone v Kirsten Flipkens (memories are driving Fran these days)
Alize Cornet v Silvia Soler Espinosa (ordinarily I would pick Cornet but Espinosa has impressed)
Annika Beck v Victoria Azarenka (the AO champ will have an easy time of it)
Petra Kvitova v Shuai Peng (had a bit of a wobble today but can’t see her falling to Peng #famous last words)
Anna Karolina Schmiedlovav Jamie Hampton (back to back matches might be too much for Hampton’s back)
Jelena Jankovic v Garbine Muguruza (JJ will be too consistent for the young Spaniard)
Kristina Mladenovic v Samantha Stosur (too much firepower from Stosur for Kirstina to overcome)
Dominka Cibulkova v Marina Erakovic (movement will be the determining factor in this match up)
Vania King v Sloane Stephens (Sloane seems to be focused on tennis)
Melanie Oudin v Jie Zheng (it will be the battle of the little ones)
Eugenie Bouchard v Maria Sharapova (the World’s No. 2 should have an easy time of it)

The Fourth Round is shaping up to have some really good matches. I for one am looking forward to seeing 

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