TK's take: Svitolina, Halep will win titles; Vekic thrashes Ostapenko

By tkj737
Jan. 31, 2017

Has everyone recovered from the incredible weekend of tennis?

I know I have. It was great and I'm so happy for tennis right now. Fed and Serena should enjoy their moments, but life does go on and the tour is certainly moving forward.

There are two tournaments in the WTA this week. I'll make my quick picks here.

First of all, I have Halep winning in St. Petersburg. This is exactly the type of tournament she likes to win, as long as it's not too big she;s great.

Speaking of winning, my girl DV beat Ostapenko, 6-0, 6-4 in the first round. DV was a lucky loser and then thumped the No. 33 player in the world. The word loser should never be associated with DV, she's always a winner in my book. 2017 just keeps getting better and better.

Don't forget in three months it's the return of the queen. 2017 is going to be a great year.

In Taiwan, I'm picking one of my new fave players - Elina Svitolina. She is the top seed, and I see no reason why she shouldn't take it all. This girl will be top 10 very soon.