Statistical approach: Based on the Australian Open past, how will Top 8 WTA seeds perform in 2013?


Omair has been a regular contributor on Women’s Tennis Blog, but now he has his own website and in the days leading up to the Australian Open he employed his love of stats to predict how Top 8 seeds will perform at the first Grand Slam of the season.

Omair’s position in the articles is purely statistical, as he evaluated players’ chances based on the past performance of players having the same seeding and based on the previous Australian Open results of the respective players. It’s nice to see a statistical aspect, but you know that much more plays a part in whether a player will succeed, like who is in their section of the draw, possible injuries, mental preparation, etc.

Nevertheless, let’s see the statistical analysis for each of our Top 8 stars:

Great work, Omair! I know you poured in a lot of your free time in these articles!

Subsequent addition: Check out Omair’s analysis of the women’s singles draw.


  1. Omair, it’s my pleasure. It’s the least I can do to promote your excellent work since I know how much effort it takes. Now I will add the link to the draw analysis to the end of the article 😉

  2. Hey Marija! Thanks a load, this really means a lot to me that you referred to my articles 🙂 Thanks a lot again, and yes it was one hell of an effort, but I am really happy to have taken a different approach 🙂
    @ Marine, thanks for the comment 🙂
    By the way, I have analysed the draw and it is on air now, enjoy 🙂

  3. Good work, Omair!

    I am tipping Serena to beat Li Na in the AO Final. It should be a really great tournament and I am already looking forward to Wozniacki/Lisicki, which I think could be a really great match (with Lisicki prevailing!). Also hope we get to see Venus/Sharapova, Radwanska/Barthel and JJ/Ivanovic in R3 🙂

  4. Thanks James 🙂 and I would love to see Li Na making it all the way this time, but I think it will be tough.
    And yes, really looking forward to some block-buster matches 🙂 Let us hope to see good matches.


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