French Open Day 7: Can Kenin Pull Off An Upset Against Serena?


Serena Williams (10) vs. Sofia Kenin

Saturday, June 1, Paris

Free Tennis Pick: Over

Recommended Sportsbook: Pinnacle

Serena Williams continued her quest for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kurumi Nara in just 67 minutes. The former world No.1 fired 36 winners – including 10 aces – and did not face a single break point in one of her most impressive performances of the year. The sportsbooks also reacted to Serena’s solid display in the previous round with her tennis betting odds to win the title in Paris dropping to +900 with Intertops.

Williams will next take on fellow American Sofia Kenin in the third round of Roland Garros. The 20-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2019, winning her maiden WTA title at the Hobart International. Kenin has also broke into the world Top 50 and is guaranteed to climb to a new career-high ranking after this tournament. Looking now at Sofia’s campaign on this event, the former junior world No.2 benefited from the withdrawal of Bianca Andreescu to reach the third round in Paris for the first time in her career.

The sportsbooks are expecting a straightforward win from Williams with the No.10 seed as the heavy favorite at -417 with BetOnline. Kenin is a very dangerous player and loves to play on the big stage against the best players in the world. Adding to this, Sofia won at least one set in six of her eight previous encounters against Top 10 players. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Over 19 to your betting picks at -123 with Pinnacle as the best value bet for this contest.