Predicted Winners in BOLD
 Simona Halep (ROU) vs Lucie Safarova (CZE) – This battle of two former French Open runner-ups should be fun, but I think unless Safarova’s lefty game and variety bother Halep that this match will be rather one-sided.
 Venus Williams (USA) vs Julia Goerges (GER) – Venus has earned the benefit of the doubt.
 Serena Williams (USA) vs. Vania King (USA) – Serena should win.
 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Naomi Broady (GBR) – Radwanska should win, but this could be interesting.
 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – CSN can and should win, but JJ is never easy to eliminate.
 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs [Q] Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) – The newly crowned Queen of the Queen City (Cincinnati) should win this match.
 Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Shuai Zhang (CHN) – Stosur is always a risky pick.
 Timea Babos (HUN) vs. Richel Hogenkamp (NED)
 Laura Siegemund (GER) vs. Nicole Gibbs (USA) – This is a possible upset, but I still like Siegemund.
Qiang Wang (CHN) vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
 Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs Annika Beck (GER) – Vesnina has had a good summer, and I think that continues.
Johanna Larsson (SWE) vs. Denisa Allertova (CZE)
[Q] Ana Konjuh (CRO) vs. Kurumi Nara (JPN) – This is a huge opportunity for both players.
 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) – This should be a fun duel.
 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs Varvara Lepchenko (USA) – This could be an excellent match.
 Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs Katerina Siniakova (CZE) – Garcia is sneaky good.