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Wimbledon 2012: TK's Picks Day 4

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  Serena Williams of the USA hits a backhand return during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of Czech Republic on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Tommy KeelerCorrespondent IIIJune 27, 2012

The third day of Wimbledon 2012 had some ups and downs. Rain won to some extent as quite a few matches weren't played. But there were also some excellent matches that were played, a few upsets and some typical beatdowns.

I think Thursday's matches will be very good, and if the rain holds off, fans will be treated to a great, action-packed day of tennis. As for me, I rebounded well with my picks and I'm now 18-9 for the tournament. Here's my look at Thursday's matches.


No. 6 Serena Williams vs. Melinda Czink: Czink doesn't really have much to hurt Williams. Czink has been around for a while, but I just can't see Williams losing this match.
Winner: Williams in two sets

No. 4 Andy Murray vs. Ivo Karlovic: Karlovic will test Murray's great return skills, or maybe you could say Murray's return skills will test Karlovic's big serve. Either way, this should be a good match.
Winner: Murray in four sets

No. 10 Mardy Fish vs. James Ward: Fish is on the comeback trail after heart troubles, and he didn't look real sharp in his opening-round match. The crowd will be behind Ward, but I think Fish will have a slight edge.
Winner: Fish in five sets

No. 21 Milos Raonic vs. Sam Querrey: This should be a serve fest. I don't expect many breaks of serve. In fact, there might be none until the fifth set. I like Raonic's serve a little more than Querrey's.
Winner: Raonic in five sets

No. 14 Ana Ivanovic vs. Kateryna Bondarenko: This could be a really tricky match for Ivanovic. She had a three-setter in her opening round, and I could see another one coming in the second.
Winner: Ivanovic in three sets

Jarkko Nieminen vs. Brian Baker: This is a great opportunity for the American. After a good clay-court season, Baker has the chance to show he can really make it on the ATP Tour. Nieminen is a tough veteran, though, and I think his experience will be the difference.
Winner: Nieminen in five sets

No. 9 Marion Bartoli vs. Mirjana Lucic: Bartoli loves to play on the grass. She is not getting much attention, but don't count the Frenchwoman out of making a big run in this tournament.
Winner: Bartoli in two sets

Grigor Dimitrov vs. Marcos Baghdatis: These two shotmakers always delight the crowd. I expect this to be a very entertaining and competitive match.
Winner: Dimitrov in four sets

Tamira Paszek vs. Alize Cornet: Will Paszek keep it together after her sensational win over Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday? Yes, she will. Paszek could go quite a ways in this tournament.
Winner: Paszek in two sets

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Varvara Lepchenko: This should be a high-quality match. Pavlyuchenkova played very well in her first-round match. Lepchenko has played well most of the year. I think Pavlyuchenkova may be starting to turn her season around.
Winner: Pavlyuchenkova in three sets

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