Predicted Winners in BOLD
Simona Halep (ROU)  v Angelique Kerber (GER)  – Kerber will need to be at or near her best level of play to win this match. Her speed and counterpunching can help when Halep is dictating play, but her lefty forehand will needs to make sure she is dictating more often than Halep.
Serena Williams (USA)  v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova(RUS)  – Serena will need to play well to win, but this is probably her best surface. I think Serena wins in 2 sets with 1 set being close.
Venus Williams (USA)  v Yaroslava Shvedova(KAZ) – One last ride toward glory? Is Venus back for at least one event? Maybe.
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)  v Elena Vesnina (RUS) – Cibulkova has a lot of guts and played a thrilling match versus Radwanska to get this far. If she is not too tired, I think she wins this match.