Who will meet @CaroWozniacki in the #rogerscup semifinals: @SloaneStephens or @luciesafarova? pic.twitter.com/uiS3E5ScPQ
— WTA (@WTA) August 11, 2017
Predicted Winners in BOLD
Center Court (11 a.m. start)
 Venus Williams (USA) vs. Alison Riske (USA) – I will call an upset over the two-time 2017 major finalist. I think Riske is a solid player and the humidty of midday Cincinnati is not great for Venus’ chronic health issue.
 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [Q] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) –
 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs. Ana Konjuh (CRO) – I may be going upset crazy here, but I think Konjuh is a terrible match up for Cibulkova.
 Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [Q] Taylor Townsend (USA) – Halep will need to counter-punch to win, but that is one of Halep’s strengths.
[WC] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE) – The draw gods got a good laugh out of this one (maybe). They staged an epic match a few days ago in Toronto. I will pick a revenge victory for Safarova. Still, Stephens’ confidence may be ahead of schedule in her comeback so she may just as easily roll here.
 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Julia Goerges (GER) – I nearly went upset crazy here, but I will take Aga.
 Johanna Konta (GBR) vs. Kiki Bertens (NED) – Not the easiest draw for Konta, but she should come through.
Catherine Bellis (USA) vs. Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet is quite talented and a good match player (plus some gamesmanship at times).
Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA) – This should be a really strong match. If one has tickets, spend some time watching.
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) vs Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Another excellent match. Court 10 is the place to be.
[Q] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. [Q] Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
[Q] Francoise Abanda (CAN) vs. [Q] Magda Linette (POL)
 Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) vs. [Q] Aleksandra Krunic (SBR) – The Roland Garros champion faces a tricky opponent who is match tough. Still, a major champion should find a way to win this match.
[Q] Donna Vekic (CRO) vs. [LL] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS)
 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Shuai Peng (CHN) – Upset crazy picks