Predicted Winners in BOLD
Court Philippe CHATRIER
 Iga SWIATEK (POL) vs Kaja JUVAN (SLO) – Swiatek’s forehand is one of the best things in tennis. She could make a strong run at repeating as champion.
 Serena WILLIAMS (USA) vs Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) – I like Serena draw in general, but this is a pretty rough first round match. I could see it going 3 or even being an upset.
Court Suzanne LENGLEN (11 a.m.)
Laura SIEGEMUND (GER) vs Caroline GARCIA (FRA)
 Sofia KENIN (USA) vs Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) – The 2020 runner-up has been up and down since last year’s French Open final. Ostapenko has a Roland Garros title. Kenin is steady and Ostapenko is at her best when she plays fearlessly. If Ostapenko’s error count is low, the #4 seed will likely be eliminated.
Court Simonne MATHIEU
Alizé CORNET (FRA) vs [WC] Harmony TAN (FRA) – Cornet is always a cagey competitor.
 Garbiñe MUGURUZA (ESP) vs Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) – The former champion should win. Her early 2021 form was outstanding.
[Q] Hailey BAPTISTE (USA) vs Anna BLINKOVA (RUS)
[Q] Lara ARRUABARRENA (ESP) vs Varvara GRACHEVA (RUS) – I will pick this match tough qualifier to advance.
Alison VAN UYTVANCK (BEL) vs Martina TREVISAN (ITA)
Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) vs Ivana JOROVIC (SRB)
 Kiki BERTENS (NED) vs Polona HERCOG (SLO)
 Johanna KONTA (GBR) vs Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) – Match of the DAY – I like Cirstea to pull a mild upset because of the surface.
 Elise MERTENS (BEL) vs [Q] Storm SANDERS (AUS)
 Petra MARTIC (CRO) vs Camila GIORGI (ITA) – This should be a good match.
Daria KASATKINA (RUS) vs Misaki DOI (JPN)
Saisai ZHENG (CHN) vs Sara SORRIBES TORMO (ESP)
 Marketa VONDROUSOVA (CZE) vs Kaia KANEPI (EST) – Kanepi can be tricky, but Vondrousova should advance.
Heather WATSON (GBR) vs Zarina DIYAS (KAZ)
Madison BRENGLE (USA) vs [Q] Maria Camila OSORIO SERRANO (COL)
Arantxa RUS (NED) vs Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU)
Rebecca PETERSON (SWE) vs Shelby ROGERS (USA)
 Jessica PEGULA (USA) vs Lin ZHU (CHN) – US plyers get my nod on court 13? Pegula has had a nice 6 months and should advance here.
 Bianca ANDREESCU (CAN) vs Tamara ZIDANSEK (SLO) – Andreescu is hard to predict due to massive talent and injury issues. I think she comes through here though.
 Belinda BENCIC (SUI) vs Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG)