Tennis Picks: French Open Women's Best Plays for Day 9

Karolina Pliskova

Joao Mourato

Sunday, June 4, 2017 6:38 PM GMT

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selection for the French Open Day 9 on the women's side. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/xD8Txs8uXdI", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Caroline Garcia (28) vs. Alize Cornet

The world no.27 – Caroline Garcia – makes her debut in the 4th round of a Grand Slam event. Despite her undeniable quality, Garcia couldn’t have asked for an easier draw in Roland Garros. Besides not facing a single player from the top 80, Caroline reaches this stage of the competition after more than 2:30 hours on court against the world no.109 – Su-Wei Hsieh. Known as one of the best players on the WTA Tour, Garcia is usually a very effective player at the net. However, the 23-year-old French only won 58.07% of the points at the net in the previous round against Hsieh.

Alize Cornet continues her incredible run in Paris. Against our expectations, Cornet proved too strong for Agnieszka Radwanska in the previous round. With this victory, Alize improved her sensational record in Roland Garros since 2013 to 11 – 4. Besides winning 67.35% of the points on Radwanska’s serve, Cornet ended the match with an outstanding 1.35 winners / unforced errors ratio. At the age of 27, Cornet is trying to secure a place in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career.

Things haven’t been easy between Garcia and the other French players after the announcement that she wouldn’t play the Fed Cup this season. For that reason, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the crowd supporting Cornet on this match. Adding to this, it’s unlikely that Garcia finds the answer to Alize’s extraordinary defense. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Cornet’s moneyline to your betting picks as the best play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Alize Cornet ML (-120)
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

 

Veronica Cepede Royg vs. Karolina Pliskova (2)

Regardless of this Monday’s outcome, Veronica Cepede Royg already secured her career-high ranking with an unprecedented place in the top 80. Playing on red dirt brings the best out of Cepede Royg with a terrific 66.67% winning record while her overall record on other surfaces is only 52.81%. Despite her outstanding campaign in Roland Garros, Veronica was far from impressive in the 3rd round against Mariana Duque-Marino. Taking a look now at Cepede Royg’s numbers in the previous match, the Paraguayan only won 51.94% of the points played on her own serve.

The world no.3 – Karolina Pliskova – continues to pursue her first Grand Slam title. Due to Serena Williams’ absence and Angelique Kerber’s surprising defeat in the opening round, Pliskova could leave Paris as the new world no.1. Despite her undeniable quality, clay is far from Karolina’s favorite surface. However, the Czech is always a dangerous opponent due to her exceptional serve. After a three-set battle against Ekaterina Alexandrova in the 2nd round, Pliskova booked a place in the 4th round of Roland Garros with a 7 – 5 6 – 1 victory over Carina Witthoeft.

As we mentioned before, Cepede Royg was far from impressive on the 3rd round contest against Duque-Marino. On the other hand, Pliskova played at an exceptional level in the previous round with 34 winners and 28 unforced errors. Having said that and due to Karolina’s higher experience at this level, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of Pliskova’s betting odds by placing a bet on the Czech to win this match in straight sets.

Free Tennis Pick: Karolina Pliskova -1.5 Set Handicap (-133)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle