Predicted Winners in BOLD
CENTRE COURT (1 p.m. start)
 Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs Johanna Larsson(SWE) – Kvitova’s 2 Wimbledon titles and tune-up victory make her an obvious contender. Her recovery from a gruesome attack make her a player for whom it will be easy to root. Does this add up to a deep run or title?
 Venus Williams (USA) vs Elise Mertens (BEL) – I don’t know what Venus Williams’ mindset will be for this match of for this event.
 Johanna Konta (GBR) vs Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – I like Konta to do well at this event so long as the home court pressure is not too heavy.
NO.2 COURT (11:30 a.m. start)
 Simona Halep (ROU) vs [Q] Marina Erakovic (NZL) – Halep’s mobility can pay big dividdends on grass.
[WC] Heather Watson (GBR) vs Maryna Zanevska (BEL)
 Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
 Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) – Will a Grand Slam hangover lead to a 1st round upset? I don’t think so, but it has happened in the past.
 Madison Keys (USA) vs Nao Hibino (JPN)
 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs Andrea Petkovic (GER) – I am not sold on this upset by any means, but I think if the grass is slick, Cibulkova can be overpowered.
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) vs Ana Bogdan (ROU)
Madison Brengle (USA) vs Richel Hogenkamp (NED)
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) vs Shuai Peng (CHN)
 Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs. Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)
Camila Giorgi (ITA) vs Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet could reach the second week.
Donna Vekic (CRO) vs Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS)
Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs Sara Sorribes Tormo(ESP)
 Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs Jana Cepelova (SVK)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs Mandy Minella (LUX)
Kurumi Nara (JPN) vs [Q] Francoise Abanda (CAN)
Naomi Broady (GBR) vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) – Bullishness has its limits, but this is a 50-50 type match.
 Ana Konjuh (CRO) vs [PR] Sabine Lisicki (GER) – This is the match of the day. I have no idea who Lisicki is feeling physically, but I think on grass she is quite dangerous.
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) vs [Q] Aryna Sabalenka(BLR)
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE)
Jennifer Brady(USA) vs Danka Kovinic (MNE)
 Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) – If, and it is a big if, Pliskova serves well, she can spring the upset.
 Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs [Q] Anna Blinkova (RUS)
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) vs Qiang Wang (CHN)
 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs Yulia Putintseva(KAZ)