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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.
[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.