Predicted Winners in BOLD
Monica Niculescu (ROU) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – Wozniacki is showing signs of life after a rough 2016. I am bullish on Romanian and German players at this US Open.
 Madison Keys (USA) vs [Q] Naomi Osaka (JPN) – I like Keys’ potential for a final four run.
 Angelique Kerber (GER) vs [Q] Catherine Bellis (USA) – Youth versus momentum? I’ll take the world #2.
 Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Carina Witthoeft (GER) – Vinci crushed McHale so maybe I am making this pick out of spite.
 Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs.  Elina Svitolina (UKR) – If Petra is playing well, this pick will look awful. I just think Svitolina is less likely to play a bad match.
 Johanna Konta (GBR) vs  Belinda Bencic (SUI) – Konta’s Aussie run and title in Stanford demonstrate how strong she is on hard courts.
 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) – Cibulkova is a player no one should overlook.
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) vs. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)