Free WTA French Open Picks for Quarterfinals Day 1

Joao Mourato

Monday, June 5, 2017 6:42 PM UTC

Monday, Jun. 5, 2017 6:42 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the clay-court Grand Slam French Open tournament. Find out our top tennis picks for the Quarterfinals Day 1 on the women's side in Paris and why you should place these two valuable tennis picks.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Jelena Ostapenko vs. Caroline Wozniacki (11)

The Latvian teenager – Jelena Ostapenko – continues her dream run in Roland Garros. Pointed as one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour, the former junior world no.1 is living up to expectations. Due to her sensational journey in Paris, Ostapenko already secured an unprecedented place in the top 30 next week. Taking a look now at Jelena’s campaign on this event, the 19-year-old Latvian reaches this stage of the competition after an outstanding comeback against the 2010 French Open runner-up – Samantha Stosur.

After a six-year absence, Caroline Wozniacki returns to the quarterfinals in Roland Garros. Regardless of this Tuesday’s outcome, Wozniacki already ensured her return to the top 10. Despite her undeniable quality, clay is far from Caroline’s favorite surface with the Danish winning only 66.67% of the matches throughout her career on red dirt while her overall record on other surfaces is 72.08%. Against expectations, Wozniacki booked a place into the last eight in Paris after a three-set battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Ostapenko leading on the h2h by 3 – 0.

As the h2h suggests, Ostapenko is far from an easy match-up for Wozniacki. Despite Caroline’s remarkable defense, the Danish doesn’t seem to find the answer to Jelena’s firepower. Therefore, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on Ostapenko’s betting odds as the best betting approach for this contest.


Free Tennis Pick: Jelena Ostapenko (+120)Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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Kristina Mladenovic (13) vs. Timea Bacsinszky (30)

Apart from Caroline Garcia, Kristina Mladenovic is the other French player remaining in Roland Garros. Playing in Paris brings great memories to Mladenovic with the 2009 French Open junior champion trying to become the first player to win Roland Garros since Mary Pierce back in 2000. Despite her outstanding victory against the defending champion – Garbine Muguruza – in the previous round, Kristina continues to struggle with a back injury. Mladenovic’s numbers on serve in the previous round are a perfect example of that with the French ending the match with 16 double faults.

Timea Bacsinszky’s love affair with Roland Garros continues after defeating the seven-time Grand Slam champion – Venus Williams – for the second consecutive year in the 4th round by 5 – 7 6 – 2 6 – 1. With this victory, Timea improved her sensational record in Paris in the last three years to 13 – 2. Besides winning 52.00% of the points played on Venus serve, Bacsinszky only allowed her opponent to win 33.33% of her break point chances. On the other hand, the Swiss converted 61.54% of her chances on Williams’ serve.

These two players know each other well with each of them winning one of their previous two meetings.

Despite the home support, it won’t be easy for Mladenovic to overcome such a great defender. Adding to this, it’s unlikely that Kristina will be at 100% for this Tuesday’s match. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Bacsinszky to your betting picks to secure a place in the semifinals of Roland Garros for the second time in her career.

 Free Tennis Pick: Timea Bacsinszky (+106)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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