Predicted Winners in BOLD
Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) – I like the chalk on Rod Laver Arena
 Bianca Andreescu (CAN) vs. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)
 Serena Williams (USA) vs. Nina Stojanovic (SRB)
 Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Margaret Court Arena
 Aryna Sabalenka (RUS) vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS)
 Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – Cirstea is a tough competitor, but Petra will win barring an error filled outing.
 Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) (7 p.m.)
John Cain Arena (Noon start)
Venus Williams (USA) vs. [Q] Sara Errani (ITA) – Errani and Venus have won career slams in doubles, but I think Venus takes this match.
 Iga Swiatek (POL) vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA) – Swiatek has the tools to be in the top 5 for a long time, but generally the first major after winning a first major does not go well.
1573 Arena – More Chalk advancing
 Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) vs. [Q] Rebecca Marino (CAN)
 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [Q] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS)
[Q] Timea Babos (HUN) vs. Anastasia Potapova (RUS)
 Ons Jabeur (TUN) vs. [Q] Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)
 Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) vs. Varvara Gracheva (RUS)
Alizé Cornet (FRA) vs. [Q] Ann Li (USA) – Either could win, but the qualifier advancing is a cool story.
Bernarda Pera (USA) vs. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) – The lefty beat a former world #1 in fellow-lefty Angelique Kerber. So long as there is no post upset letdown, I like Pera to advance.
 Elena Rybakina (KAZ) vs. Fiona Ferro (FRA)