Alison Riske v Garbine Muguruza: Riske to win – 6/5
Alison Riske comes into this opening round clash on the back of having won seven of her last 10 matches, she also stole sets off both Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova in two of those three loses.
Garbine Muguruza comes into this match with just two matches played since May, both first round losses by the way. The two-time grand slam winner has looked shaky this year, making Riske good value at 6/5 for an upset.
Aryna Sabalenka v Victoria Azarenka: Azarenka to win – 6/5
Sabalenka goes off at 4/6 here, but really this game is close to pick em’ for us and that makes Azarenka a worthwhile punt. Both players are 5-5 in their last 10 games and have flattered to deceive, making it no further than the second or third rounds in recent outings.
The pair have never met before, but Sabalenka has lost in the first round of slams in four of her last seven outings, while Victoria Azarenka has won her last four-in-a-row and that’s something that will play into the psyche of both players. Azarenka squeezes this one – just.
* All odds correct at time of posting.