Hot off a 11.0 (10/1) treble landing from Saturday's French Open tennis picks, William Hill's Lee Phelps is back with three more tennis betting tips the first day of June at Roland Garros.
The Round of 16 hits the Roland Garros courts on Monday with some intriguing matches and plenty of collateral form to go on. This should be getting easier, should!
Petra Kvitova vs Timea Bacsinszky
The world number four has an interesting match as she continues to grow into the tournament. Tennis odds favorted Kvitova will face one of the surprise packages of the slam.
Bacsinszky has been in great form this clay season, already beating Pliskova (12), Sabine Lisicki (19) and although her first two rounds were wins against players outside top 50, she then beat Madison Keys (16). The Swiss player has been here before on two occasions, she reached the round of 16 in 2007 and 2014 and the French is definitely her favourite slam.
My tip for the final pre-tournament had been struggling along, until she met Irina-Camelia Begu and eased past her finding her best form.
"I think it was for sure the best match which I played here so far, so I'm really glad for it," Kvitova said. "I'm glad that I didn't forget many things from my game and it's still there. I felt better today, for sure. It's the third round which I didn't pass here last year, so I was really motivated by it."
I have to stick with Kvitova, but I haven’t seen quite enough to think that she can blow Bacsinszky off the court, so I’ll take her to get the job done in three sets.
Tennis picks: Kvitova to win 2-1 4.0 (3/1)
Andreea Mitu v Alison Van Uytvanck
We had a nice result with Mitu beating Schiavone, now she faces a lesser known but similarly ranked opponent. Van Uytvanck is 93 in the world. She has beaten three players around the top 50, but only one had a winning clay court record this season.
They have met once before in a lower level event in 2013 on clay, when the Belgian won in straight sets.
Mitu loves the clay and plays predominantly on the surface. As well beating Schiavone, she dumped number Pliskova out of the tournament too.
This is an even contest on the face of it and the bookmakers agree, so I’m happy to take the Mitu for my tennis picks to win at 1.8 (4/5).
Tennis picks: Mitu win 1.8 (4/5) at William Hill
Andy Murray vs Jeremy Chardy
The world No.3 is still boasting that ‘0’ as they say in boxing. His win of course includes winning the Munich Open, and he backed that up by defeating Kei Nishikori and Rafael Nadal on his way to winning the Madrid Masters.
Murray’s overall record is 33-5 and has only dropped one set in dispatching Facundo Argüello, Joao Sousa and Nick Kyrgios in the first three rounds in Paris.
The head to head with Chardy show six wins out of seven meetings and all I can give the Frenchman is home advantage. He has impressed though, sending in Michael Berrer, John Isner and David Goffin home.
None of theose men are in Murray's class of course and despite feeling at home, Chardy has never gone past his stage in Paris so far; however, none of those players are even remotely in the same class as Murray and Chardy has never gone beyond round-four at Roland Garros in eight previous attempts.
Going back to that head to head domination, it’s worth adding the fact that Murray has only ever dropped one set in the six wins.
Tennis pick: Score after four games in first set 2-2 at 2.2 (11/10)