A Olivetti 6/4 Bet365 to defeat S. Robert
Albano needs to serve well if he is going to be able to cause an upset in the battle of 2 French qualifiers. Robert did well in his matches, but Olivetti is up and coming.
T Bellucci 6/4 Bet365 to defeat Bautista-Agut
Not sure how fit the Brazilian is but he is able to play hard courts and at his best can defeat his Spanish opponent. However his ranking is dropping every week and now is outside the top 100. Bautista is a good player on hard courts and did well in Winston-Salem last week, but think Bellucci can upset him here
L Davis 12/5 to defeat C Suarez-Navarro
The American youngster has the game to take it to the Spanish seed, but it maybe a year or two too early for the upset. However I do see value if she makes a good start against Carla.
C Garcia 11/10 Bet365 to defeat S Rogers
Interesting match up between 2 youngsters. Bookies make Rogers the favourite with the crowd behind her, but big serving French talent Garcia will not make it easy
A Krunic 11/8 Bet365 to defeat C Vandeweghe
The American qualifier will have the crowd behind her and has plenty of experience of these courts. Krunic is a very talented Serbian who can cause problems
M Keys 2/1 Bet365 to defeat J Jankovic
Big match for the American teenager and not sure how fit she is. Madison will relish the chance to knock a top seed out and JJ will know this. Jelena though is having quite a good season and has plenty of experience to try and mix things up and deal with Keys power
All these match predictions are for outsiders so please only low stakes are advised as they are not supposed to win! Enjoy the 1st day of the tennis from Flushing Meadows.