Predicted Winners in BOLD
ROD LAVER ARENA
 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs.  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – Had Cibulkova not won the season finale, I’d lean toward Makarova or see it as a 50-50 match. I think Cibulkova continues to ride the wave of her big title last Fall and he history of playing well in Australia.
 Serena Williams (USA) vs Nicole Gibbs (USA) – Serena seems like the favorite through 2 rounds.
 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs  Daria Gavrilova (AUS) – This pick may be a reach, but I think Gavrilova can pull the upset.
MARGARET COURT ARENA
 Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs  Caroline Garcia (FRA)
 Johanna Konta (GBR) vs  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) – Pliskova has also looked very strong through 2 rounds.
SHOW COURT 2
 Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs [Q] Jennifer Brady (USA)
SHOW COURT 3 (not before noon)
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE) – I think this rema