Predicted Winners in BOLD
Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start)
 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)
vs Yulia Putintseva
(KAZ) – The defending champion seems to have found an ideal time for shaking off a 52 week hangover from winning the 2016 French Open.
Venus came close in 2002 – could 2017 be the year?
vs Elise Mertens
(BEL) – Venus winning her 1st Roland Garros title would be an amazing story. I am not sure it can happen, but she should have a chance at going deep.
Court Suzanne Lenglen
 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs  Shuai Zhang (CHN) – Kuznetsova winning a 2nd Roland Garros title seems far more possible in 2017 than it did in 2014.
 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs [LL] Ons Jabeur (TUN) – The lucky loser has made great use of her luck. Still, this looks like the end of road.
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) vs Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) – These two unseeded players might produce the most compelling match of Friday’s slate.
 Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs [Q] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) – I keep picking against Stosur, and she keeps winning. Why mess with a pattern?