Both are in action today. Who is playing better than she was in 2014?
Predicted Winners in BOLD
ROD LAVER ARENA
 Venus Williams (USA) vs [Q] Stefanie Voegele (SUI) – Venus seems less likely to be troubled in a match like this than she was 2-4 years ago.
 Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Carina Witthoeft (GER) – Kerber looked a little shaky in round 1.
 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. Samantha Crawford (USA) – An upset here would not shock me, but Muguruza has to be favored.
MARGARET COURT ARENA
 Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs [Q] Julia Boserup (USA)
 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [WC] Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) – Kuzy keeps plugging away.
Shelby Rogers (USA) vs. [WC] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) – Home fans make a difference?
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs Julia Goerges (GER) – Jankovic enters this match with a decent shot at winning, but I lean toward Goerges in my gut.
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs Shuai Peng (CHN) – Bouchard seems to be making strides toward a return to the top 15, but this is the type of match she has to win if this is a real push.
SHOW COURT 2
 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs [Q] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) – These Russian Civil Wars are fun.
SHOW COURT 3
 Shuai Zhang (CHN) vs Alison Riske (USA) – Riske for the upset
 Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – If Cirstea doesn’t let CSN open the court up, she can win. I think Cirstea pulls through in a fun match.
 Monica Puig (PUR) vs [Q] Mona Barthel (GER) – Puig’s ceiling is quite high.
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs Ying-Ying Duan (CHN)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Kristina Kucova (SVK)
 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) vs Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) – Pliskova’s serve could make this a duel, but Begu has a lot of game.