Sloane Stephens (7) vs. Johanna Konta (26)
Tuesday, June 4, Paris
Free Tennis Pick: Sloane Stephens ML
Recommended Sportsbook: Pinnacle
Sloane Stephens advanced to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros for the second consecutive year after a 6-4, 6-3 win over the 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza in one hour and 40 minutes. The American No.1 recovered from an early break to turn around a 0-2 deficit in the opening set. Stephens has now won 10 of her last 11 matches in Roland Garros and is just two wins away from becoming the fourth American women in the Open Era to reach back-to-back finals in Paris.
Sloane will next take on Johanna Konta for a place in the semifinals of Roland Garros. The 28-year-old has enjoyed great success on the European clay-court season and continued her fine form on Sunday. Konta needed just one hour and 23 minutes to take down Donna Vekic and became the first British woman into the last eight in Paris since Jo Durie in 1983. Vekic couldn’t find a solution to Johanna’s aggression with just 14 winners to her opponent’s 33. On the other hand, Konta broke serve five times and won 50.98% of the points played on the Croatian’s serve.
These two players will face each other for the third time in their careers. Konta leads 2-0 in their head-to-head after defeating Sloane earlier this year in Brisbane and Rome. Nevertheless, Stephens is a completely different player in majors with an outstanding 79.41% winning record throughout her career in Roland Garros. The sportsbooks are well aware of Sloane’s success at this level with the American as the slight favorite at -133 with Pinnacle. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Sloane’s moneyline to your betting picks as the best value bet for this contest.