Sorry About Not Posting for June 6th – A lot of Craziness in Life Prevented Me from Doing So
Predicted Winners in BOLD
Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start)
 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs  Caroline Garcia (FRA) (not before 2 p.m.) – The French crowd may be a major factor. Clay is also not the best surface for Pliskova’s movement. However, the #2 seed hits the ball cleanly, has a comparative advantage on her serve, and can use the extra time clay might provide to line up her clean striking. I think Pliskova is quite likely to advance because she can control points from the outset.
 Simona Halep (ROU) vs  Elina Svitolina (UKR) (not before 2 p.m.) – Halep was quite close to winning the 2015 French Open. I am not sure she has been quite the same since that near miss. She is 3 matches away from exorcising any demons, but she likely has the past of maximum resistance in front of her. I think Svitolina will push Halep hard and is not a great match-up for the Romanian. Having said that, I think Halep will find the gear she needs to advance to the semifinal round.