Predicted Winners in BOLD
Rod Laver Arena
 Sofia Kenin (USA) vs. [WC] Maddison Inglis (USA) – The defending champ should advance.
 Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. Marie Bouzkova (CZE)
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. Danka Kovinic (MNE) – The world #1 with a home court advantage is in a good spot to advance.
Margaret Court Arena
 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [LL] Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)
 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs. Jessica Pegula (USA)
[WC] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
John Cain Arena
Coco Gauff (USA) vs. Jil Teichmann (SUI) – Coco is one to watch
[WC] Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs. [WC] Destanee Aiava (AUS) – One last decent run?
 Belinda Bencic (SUI) vs. Lauren Davis (USA)
 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Jasmine Paolini (ITA)
 Petra Martic (CRO) vs. Olga Danilovic (SRB)
Nao Hibino (JPN) vs. [WC] Astra Sharma (AUS) – Home court advantage?
 Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)
 Donna Vekic (CRO) vs. [PR] Yafan Wang (CHN) – Vekic has had good results in recent months.
Shelby Rogers (USA) vs. [Q] Francesca Jones (GBR)
[Q] Chloe Paquet (FRA) vs. [Q] Mayar Sherif (EGY) – Both players are match tough from qualifying so who knows?
Alison Van Uytvanck (BLR) vs. [Q] Clara Burel (FRA) – Match toughness from qualifying helps in this situation.
Madison Brengle (USA) vs. [WC] Arina Rodionova (AUS)
 Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs. Sloane Stephens (USA) – I don’t see this as an upset even if the computer does.
 Zhang Shuai (CHN) vs. [Q] Ann Li (USA)
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Kaia Kanepi (EST) – This should be an excellent match.
Heather Watson (GBR) vs. Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) – Watson will have to absorb some big serves, but she should advance.
Danielle Collins (USA) vs. Ana Bogdan (ROU) – 50-50 Match
Paula Badosa (ESP) vs. [Q] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS)
Saisai Zheng (CHN0 vs. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
 Maria Sakkari (GRE) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) – Sakkari is my pick for the semifinals.
 Johanna Konta (GBR) vs. Kaja Juvan (SLO)
Nadia Podoroska (ARG) vs. Christina McHale (USA)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE) – A battle of veterans
 Elise Mertens (BEL) vs. Leylah Fernandez (CAN)
Zhu Lin (CHN) vs. [Q] Whitney Osuigwe (USA)
 Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) vs. Martina Trevisan (ITA)
Mona Barthel (GER) vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA)
 Jennifer Brady (USA) vs. Aliona Bolsova (ESP)
 Karolina Muchova (CZE) vs. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) – Like the Sloane Stephens match, an Ostapenko win is not an upset.