Predicted Winners in BOLD
ROD LAVER ARENA
Jessica Pegula (USA) v (5) Elina Svitolina (UKR) – I will take the dark horse, but the odds are against what I am predicting.
(28) Donna Vekić (HRV) v (22) Jennifer Brady (USA) – This may be the match of the day, but I think the 28 seed finds a way in 3 sets.
(1) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) v Shelby Rogers (USA) – Barty is quietly advancing. That is probably just how she wants this tournament to unfold until Aussie Mania takes hold.
MARGARET COURT ARENA
(18) Elise Mertens (BEL) v (25) Karolína Muchová (CZE) – Again, there are not terrible mismatches on the card today. I think this too will go 3 sets.