Predicted Winners in BOLD
Serena Williams (1) vs. Varvara Lepchenko – Lepchenko is a lefty and is not a push-over, but if Serena is not too error prone she should advance in a straightforward match.
Carla Suarez Navarro (15) vs. Kaia Kanepi – Cobra-Kaia Kanepi pulls off an upset. Having said that, I love Saurez Navarro’s game.
Casey Dellacqua (29) vs. Karolina Pliskova – The under the radar seed may not stay under the radar much longer.
Ekaterina Makarova (17) vs. Zarina Diyas
Petra Kvitova (3) vs. Aleksandra Krunic – Can Petra maintain a New York state of mind?
Flavia Pennetta (11) vs. Nicole Gibbs – Veteran power
Victoria Azarenka (16) vs. Elena Vesnina – MATCH OF THE DAY ALERT – Vika has won 2 slams on hard courts, has been runner-up at two slams on hard courts and is a former #1. She is also not healthy or match tough. Vesnina is a tricky player. I think Vika wins, but monitoring her recovery is worth seeing.
Eugenie Bouchard (7) vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (30) – Bouchard seems to be moving past her Wimbledon loss.