Predicted Winners in BOLD
Centre Court (12:30 p.m. start)
— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) August 10, 2017
 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs.  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – This is a good opportunity for Pliskova to lay the groundwork for a sustained run at the top. Of course, a title in NYC would go much further.
Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs. [PR] Sloane Stephens (USA) – Stephens is playing well, but in comebacks from injuries sometimes consistency is hard to find. Safarova is ever so slightly favoried in my view.
 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs.  Elina Svitolina (UKR) – Muguruza’s Wimbledon title could be her springboard to #1 or will she have 50+ weeks of uneven results? Doing well in Toronto could help give some indications of which direction things are headed. I have confidence that Muguruza will handle major #2 better than her first. A quarterfinal finish in Toronto would be a bit of a wait and see, but a semifinal or better result would offer positive feedback to Muguruza after her Wimbledon triumph.
 Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA) – Halep played reasonably well at Wimbledon and in DC. Can she gear up for a run at the US Open?