The Australian Open 2015 has brought many surprises. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep did not even reach semifinals. On the other hand, Venus Williams has achieved her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010, and Ekaterina Makarova is in semifinal.
I asked a tennis coach to share his thoughts on the tournament and predict which players have more chances for winning Australian Open 2015. Here is his opinion.
This one is tough to figure on both sides.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova both had hiccups early, yet I never thought they would lose as I watched their horrendous play. Now they seem dominant.
Ekaterina Makarova was impressive in beating Simona Halep, but her best is at least a level below that of the top two.
Venus Williams is too erratic to win three more matches in a row, but she can still fire the ball. I have to go with Serena because of her serve, though Sharapova’s ground strokes were impressive as she dismantled Eugenie Bouchard.
I like Nick Kyrgios’ attitude. He still has to learn how to play tennis, but he is young. Tomas Berdych finally put together a good game plan against Rafael Nadal, but beating a one-dimensional player isn’t the same as beating Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. The top men all look good. Nobody seems dominant.
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