Predicted Winners in BOLD
 Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Andrea Petkovic (GER) – This is not an ideal match for Kerber who needs some wins. I still think Kerber wins this match.
 Venus Williams (USA) vs Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – I believe Venus wins this battle of two tour veterans and former #1 players.
 CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE) – I nearly picked Safarova, but I think CoCo’s strong play in Australia gives her the benefit of the doubt.
 Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [WC] Donna Vekic (CRO) – Halep, like Kerber, needs some wins.
 Madison Keys vs [Q] Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL)
 Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Shelby Rogers (USA) – I need to pick an upset somewhere I guess.
 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. [Q] Magda Linette (POL)
 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. [Q] Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Lauren Davis (USA) – Could friendly confines help produce a minor upset?
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs. Annika Beck (GER)
 Timea Babos (HUN) vs. [Q] Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
 Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) vs. Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
 Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs. Julia Goerges (GER) – I have little confidence in 2017 Stosur.
 Shuai Zhang (CHN) vs. Naomi Osaka (JPN)
 Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs. Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
 Ana Konjuh (CRO) vs. [Q] Shuai Peng (CHN) – This could go the distance.
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Totally agree about Stosur. Geez, what has happened to her?
Yeah, mentally she seems to have lost whatever ability she had to harness her serve and forehand without drowning in errors.