Join us for our daily coverage of the clay-court Grand Slam French Open tournament. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 6 (Friday) on the women's side in Paris and why you should place these two valuable tennis picks.
The 2015 French Open semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky continues her impressive run in Paris. Playing in Roland Garros brings the best out of Bacsinszky with an 11-2 record in the last three editions. Looking now at her campaign in this event, the world No. 31 reaches this stage of the competition after easy victories over Sara Sorribes Tormo and Madison Brengle. Known as one of the best defenders in the game, Timea has won 78.60% of her opponents’ service games in this tournament.
After an incredible win against Dominika Cibulkova in the previous round, Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the third round of a Grand Slam. Adding to this, Jabeur is also the first lucky loser to reach the 3rd round in Paris since Gloria Pizzichini in 1996. Despite her defeat against Miyu Kato in the last round of the qualifying, the 22-year-old Tunisian earned her place in the Roland Garros main draw after Laura Siegemund’s withdrawal due to injury.
This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Bacsinszky emerging victorious from their previous encounter three years ago in Oeiras by a score 7-5, 6-0.
Due to Timea’s incredible campaign in Roland Garros, it’s impossible to go against the Swiss at the time. On the other hand, it won’t be easy for Jabeur to perform at her best in the biggest match of her life. Having said, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Bacsinszky’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on her set handicap.Free Tennis Pick: Bacsinszky -1.5 Sets (-143)Best Line Offered: Pinnacle
Samantha Stosur (24) Vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (q)
Regardless of Friday's outcome, Mattek-Sands already secured her return to the top 100. Playing on the big stages brings the best out of Mattek-Sands with the 32-year-old American reaching the 3rd round of a Grand Slam event for the 7th time in her career. Taking a look at Bethanie’s campaign in Roland Garros, the former world No. 30 reaches this stage of the competition after an outstanding 7-6, 7-6 victory over Petra Kvitova.
After a slow start to 2017, Stosur is definitely returning to her best level. Known as one of the best clay-court players on the WTA Tour, Stosur is never an easy opponent to face on this surface. Besides her impressive 67.58% overall record on red dirt, she has won 72% of the matches played in Roland Garros throughout her career. Despite her undeniable quality on this surface, the 2010 French Open runner-up is also famous for her inconsistency.
These two players are no strangers with Stosur winning their previous encounter eight years ago in Wimbledon by a count of 6-4, 6-7, 6-2.
Although we agree with Stosur’s favoritism, it’s impossible to find any value on her current price. Mattek-Sands is always a tough opponent and this should be a closer affair than the odds suggest. Therefore, our recommendation is for you to add the 'over' games to your betting picks as the best betting approach for this contest.Free Tennis Pick: 'Over' 20.5 Games (-110)Best Line Offered: BetOnline