We have expert betting predictions for the 2021 Women’s French Open Tennis, which features an even betting market.
Iga Swiatek heads the market, but hot on her heels is Ashleigh Barty, Aryna Sabalenka and Garbine Muguruza.
We look at the best betting opportunities for punters on the clay courts of Roland Garros.
2021 Women’s French Open Predictions
2021 Ladies French Open Tournament Winner – Iga Swiatek
The Polish superstar won the 2020 French Open and she demands respect at Roland Garros this year.
The 19-year-old is a clay specialist and her form coming into the tournament is incredible. She won the Italian Open by beating Pliskova 6-0 6-0 in the final and she dispatched some quality players throughout the tournament.
Elina Svitolina and Marion Keys were beaten in straight sets, so we’re not sure if she’ll have any rivals over the next two weeks. It was her first WPT 1000 win, but it won’t be the last.
Punters are getting value odds comparatively and because of the conditions, we expect her to breeze to the final and be tough to beat there.
Take the $3.75 because it will shorten as she progresses throughout the tournament.
Bet: Iga Swiatek @ $3.75
2021 Ladies French Open Tennis Best Value – Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty might not be ideally suited to clay, but she is one of the best players in the world and that garners respect.
Barty had an interrupted season due to not wanting to travel. She also pulled out of the Italian Open due to an arm injury, but she believes she will recover in time for the French Open.
She was leading 6-4, 2-1 against Coco Gauff at the time, so she was odds-on to progress to the semifinal. However, despite the niggling injury, she remains one of the hardest players to beat.
Her toughness on court stands out and she looked good on the hard courts when winning the Miami Open last month.
She is paying $6 to win and that’s a generous price given her achievements over the last few years.
Bet: Ashleigh Barty @ $6
2021 Ladies French Open Tennis Best Roughie – Bianca Andreescu
The Canadian hasn’t had the luckiest career with injuries, but she is a proven winner and we’re not ruling her out.
She pulled out of the Strasbourg International after a win due to a stomach complaint, which she didn’t want to aggravate before the French Open.
It followed a retirement in the Miami Open and the Madrid Open, causing fans to question if she prefers to be injured.
She also tested positive for Covid-19, so she’s not getting much luck in the health department. Despite those fragilities, we’re backing her in. She is talented and she doesn’t mind the clay surfaces.
$21 is well worth taking and those odds should firm over the next two weeks.
Bet: Biana Andreescu @ $21 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2021 Ladies French Open Tennis Ones to Watch
We look at three players worth following in the tournament, and they could all provide punters with value. Following these three players should net a positive outcome, as they are all high-quality players and bookmakers should have generous odds in their head-to-head matches.
Elina Svitolina: She has been beaten by some quality players of late and although better on hard courts, she can’t be overlooked at the odds. Punters get $26 for a top-10 player and those odds are worth taking. It won’t take much for Svitolina to get back to her best, so put her on your ticket as a saver bet.
Elise Mertens: The Belgian was beaten in the Round of 64 in Italy last week, but the seeded player could have been saving her legs for the French Open. She won the first set of her match before being outplayed in the second and third sets. She was also playing doubles, so the schedule didn’t do her any favours. Mertens made the quarters at the Madrid Open and the former doubles number one could make a deep run.
Sofia Kenin: We are surprised by the odds, and although she prefers pace on the ball, she’s an adaptable type. Kenin is paying $51 with Sportsbet, and those odds are worth snapping up. She is a feisty player who has high expectations and she is good enough to win the tournament, let alone make a run to the finals.
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