Predicted Winners in BOLD
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start)
 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs [Q] Magda Linette (POL) – Has a number one seed ever felt less like a favorite to win the title? I like Pliskova’s game and mentality, but I think her development as a champion could have done without the #1 ranking this summer.
 Angelique Kerber (GER) vs Naomi Osaka (JPN) – What has happened to Kerber?
LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM
 Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
 CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) vs Alison Riske (USA) – Crazy?
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs Evgeniya Rodina (RUS)
 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)
 Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) vs Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) – A win in NYC would make her the player of the year?
Nao Hibino (JPN) vs. Catherine Bellis (USA)
 Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs. Misaki Doi (JPN)
 Daria Gavrilova (AUS) vs [Q] Allie Kiick (USA)
Ons Jabeur (TUN) vs. [WC] Brienne Minor (USA)
 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Petra Martic (CRO)
Kurumi Nara (JPN) vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
Risa Ozaki (JPN) vs. [WC] Danielle Lao (USA)
[WC] Taylor Townsend (USA) vs. Ana Bogdan (ROU)
Madison Brengle (USA) vs. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
Jennifer Brady (USA) vs. Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Shelby Rogers (USA) vs. [WC] Kayla Day (USA)
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) vs. [Q] Nicole Gibbs (USA)
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) vs. Qiang Wang (CHN)
 Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) vs Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
Denisa Allertova (CZE) vs. [Q] Rebecca Peterson (SWE)
[Q] Sofya Zhuk (RUS) vs. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
Tatjana Maria (GER) vs. [WC] Ashley Kratzer (USA)
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs Monica Niculescu (ROU)
 Shuai Zhang (CHN) vs [PR] Sabine Lisicki (GER)
 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs Christina McHale (USA)
 Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) vs [Q] Lesley Kerkhove (NED)
 Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Anna Blinkova (RUS)
[Q] Kaia Kanepi (EST) vs. Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
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Alison Riske over CoCo? OK, maybe.
Riske doesn’t have the weapons to win unless CoCo is a little off. I think in a first round she might be error prone.