Predicted Winners in BOLD
Happy Labor Day to My Readers in the US
Vika put on an instant classic vs. Kerber
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)  – Vika seems to be on a mission to challenge Serena once again at a major. I think Lepchenko is a talent who is capable of winning this match, but Vika is a distinct favorite to advance.
Samantha Stosur (AUS)  vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)  – Sam has had a great run at this US Open, but Flavia has never lost to Stosur in six matches. The head-to-head has me leaning toward the Italian veteran.
Petra Kvitova (CZE)  vs. Johanna Konta (GBR) – I like Petra here so long as the elements do not get to her. Kvitova is one of the few players who has enough offense to turn virtually any player into a defensive player if things are rolling for the Czech.
Sabine Lisicki (GER)  vs. Simona Halep (ROU)  – Lisicki could overpower Halep. To do this, Sabine will need to serve big and take some cuts when returning Halep’s serve. I just think that over two or even 3 sets Halep’s consistency will be the difference.