Day 3 Results and Day 4 Picks and Pans
Some of the matches in the bottom half of the draw were cancelled due to the weather in Paris today. Matches to recommence tomorrow include Azarenka and Kvitova.
Of the 20 matches scheduled for Day 3 on the ladies’ side, only 10 matches were completed. Of the 10 completed matches, Spin had a 60% success rate. The matches which are to be completed tomorrow are:-
Klara Zakopalova  vs Kaia Kanepi
Stefanie Voegele vs Heather Watson
Ashleigh Barty vs Lucie Hradecka
Nina Bratchikova vs Maria Kirilenko
Sandra Zahlavova vs Annika Beck
Elena Vesnina vs Victoria Azarenka 
Petra Kvitova  vs Aravane Rezai
Shuai Peng vs Camila Giorgi
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs Yanina Wickmayer
Jamie Hampton vs Lucie Safarova 
Spin’s picks are highlighted in red.
Spin’s Day 4 Picks and Pans are below. Spin’s Picks are in red.
Serena Williams v Caroline Garcia –the World’s No. 1 is on a mission, but the young upstart will have the French crowd behind her all the way. This is the last match scheduled on Chartrier
Johanna Larsson v Sorana Cirstea – she proved me wrong in the first round. Let us see what happens going forward
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Petra Cetkovska – she battled hard to get through her first match. Maybe she has learned something
Galina Voskoboeva v Roberta Vinci– I will take the veteran
Caroline Wozniacki v Bojana Jovanovski – rematch of Rome when Woz led 4-0 in the third set
Magdalena Rybarikova v Svetlana Kuznetsova – Sveta seems to be playing the tennis that we all know that she is capable of producing when she took down Makarova
Varvara Lepchenko v Elina Svitolina – Lepchenko seems to be trying to prove something … I can play tennis
Jana Cepelova v Angelique Kerber – another player who wants to make a statement
Agnieszka Radwanska v Mallory Burdette – Aga will prove to be too consistent for Burdette
Dinah Pfizenmaier v Urszula Radwanska – has Ula recovered from her big win over Venus? If she has she may take out her opponent, but I don’t think so
Zuzana Kucova v Virginie Razzano– is Razzano ready for the third round? Last year after taking out Serena she fell in the very next round
Mathilde Johansson v Ana Ivanovic– after a letdown in the second set, she rebounded and won her first round match. Look for her to maintain that focus in this match, that is if she does not let the partisan crowd get to her
Monica Puig v Madison Keys – battle of the youngsters. While I would ordinarily pick Keys, she showed that she has huge lapses in concentration, something that her opponent does not show. Look for Puig to make it to the next round
Shelby Rogers v Carla Suarez Navarro– CSN seems to be on a mission. Her consistency will overwhelm the young American
Sabine Lisicki  v Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor – even though Sabine won her first round match convincingly I am still not sold on her clay court prowess. Look for the Spaniard to take advantage of her lack of movement on this surface.
Yulia Putintseva v Sara Errani  – I am calling the upset here. Yulia is a fighter and she will get under Errani’s skin.