Predicted Winners in BOLD
Center Court (11 a.m. start)
 Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Anett Kontaveit (EST) – I am not sure how Cincinnati’s humid climate will mesh with Petra Kvitova’s breathing issues, but I think (for this round at least) that Petra wins.
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs. Daria Gavrilova (AUS) – The young Aussie has not had the 2017 she was expecting. I don’t think her fortunes change this week given this tough draw.
 Madison Keys (USA) vs CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) – Each of them had breakout Aussie Opens, and each can play punishing tennis. I think Keys is in better form at this moment.
Kiki Bertens (NED) vs. [WC] Océane Dodin (FRA)
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) (not before 8:30 p.m.) – I could see this match going either way. Both players are likely glad to be playing in the cooler and less humid evening.
Timea Babos (HUN) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA) – This is another match that could go either way, but I think Vinci’s variety gives her a slight edge.
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) vs. [Q] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) (not before 7 p.m.) – A match tough qualifier grabs a main draw win?
Lauren Davis (USA) vs. [Q] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
[Q] Taylor Townsend (USA) vs. [Q] Monica Puig (PUR) – Puig has yet to show her Rio form, but I think she can grab this win if she keeps her error count to a reasonable level.
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs. [Q] Camila Giorgi (UTA)
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs. [Q] Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)