Predicted Winners in BOLD
Court Philippe CHATRIER (Noon start)
 Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) vs  Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) – Vika has played some of her best clay court tennis in 2021. If that trend continues, Vika should win.
 Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs  Pablo CARRENO BUSTA (ESP) – Tsitsipas put together a great clay court season heading into the French Open. This is a great opportunity to build on two consecutive grand slam semifinal appearances and possibly reach a first major final. Having said that, PCB is a rugged competitor who could also reach the final round here. This may be Tsitsipas’ toughest obstacle before the final. I think Tsitsipas wins in 4 sets, but an upset is not impossible.
 Serena WILLIAMS (USA) vs  Elena RYBAKINA (KAZ) – Serena Williams is in a great spot to do damage in Paris in part because expectations were pretty low entering this event. She has won Roland Garros 3 times. That experience coupled with lower expectations as well as the top 2 seeds no longer being in the draw add up to a nice opportunity for a 4th Roland Garros title. Still, clay has never been her best surface so this match might get complicated.
 Alexander ZVEREV (GER) vs Kei NISHIKORI (JPN) – I think Zverev at this stage of each man’s career has too many weapons.
Court Suzanne LENGLEN (11 a.m.)
Tamara ZIDANSEK (SLO) vs Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) – The veteran can continue her unexpected run.
 Marketa VONDROUSOVA (CZE) vs  Paula BADOSA (ESP) – This could be a 3 set brawl.
 Daniil MEDVEDEV (RUS) vs  Cristian GARIN (CHI) – Medvedev was like a throwback player from the 1990s who was in the top 5 except for on a single troubling surface (Sampras on clay, Muster on grass, Bruguera on grass, etc.). For the sake of nostalgia, it might be good to have Medvedev lose, but for his sake, I think some reasonably good clay court results are going to follow this RG appearance.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP) vs Federico DELBONIS (ARG) – Both men have a great opportunity, but I think the youngster from Malaga finds his way into the quarterfinal round.