Predicted Winners in BOLD
Iga SWIATEK (POL) vs [Q] Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) – Don’t cry for me Argentina because I think the qualifier will use her powerful game to hit through slow conditions and reach this final. I expect the match to go deep into the 3rd set as both players are doing some impressive things. I am 51% favoring Podoroska.
 Sofia KENIN (USA) vs  Petra KVITOVA (CZE) – I think Kvitova’s power and lefty variety give her an edge here, but if Kenin can elicit enough errors and counter-punch she will win. I expect Kvitovoa to play a fairly clean match and win in 2 or 3 tight sets.