WTA Tour Picks and Preview: French Open at Roland Garros
The second Grand Slam of the year is upon us in Paris with the 126th edition of the French Open. Keep reading for our top 2022 WTA French Open picks and predictions.
The French Open at Rolland Garros in Paris, France is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the tennis calendar. Hundreds of professional tennis players will come together for the chance at winning the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen.
The women’s draw looks a lot like the men’s at Roland Garros normally looks. There’s a juggernaut who’s the clear-cut favorite, and then everyone else. With that, though, there are so many great names to bet on at astronomical odds that could provide good value.
Here are my outright picks for the WTA Tour’s French Open in Paris, France (odds via PointsBet).
WTA French Open Odds
WTA French Open Odds Analysis
Days ago, Iga Swiatek stood as the favorite at around +100, and now even more money has come in on her to push her down to -110 across the board. The next-likeliest player to win according to oddsmakers is Simona Halep, who is as high as +1200 on PointsBet and as low as +900 on Caesars.
Right behind her is Ons Jabeur, who is the hottest player on tour right now aside from Swiatek. The best price on her is over at FanDuel, where she’s +1400.
WTA French Open Picks
Iga Swiatek (-110)Ons Jabeur (+1200)Maria Sakkari (+2200)Anett Kontaveit (+4000)
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Who Will Win the WTA French Open?
There’s really no more value left in Swiatek, but if you want to make an investment here I really have little issue with that. The fact of the matter is she’s won 28 straight matches and stands at 37-3 this season. She won Roland Garros in 2020 and last year was taken out by Maria Sakkari in the quarters.
She’s the clear best player in the world, and she only seems to be getting better at 20 years old. Her court coverage is simply sublime and she rarely makes a mistake out there. On clay, rally tolerance and defense are of the utmost importance, and Swiatek has that. She’s also got a great imagination on the court.
The World No. 1 will likely mow everyone down here and take home another Slam.
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If it’s not going to be Swiatek hosting the trophy, it’ll probably be Jabeur. The Tunisian superstar should have no issues in her draw until she meets Sakkari in the quarterfinal, and after that should be able to power through to the quarter four winner considering how wide-open it is with Barbora Krejcikova’s lack of form and fitness.
She can hit a winner from anywhere on the court and possesses a lethal drop shot. In a lot of ways, she’s like Carlos Alcaraz out there — and she has similar fanfare associated with her name as well.
Above all else, she just had an 11-match winning streak snapped by Swiatek in Rome after winning The Madrid Open. Had she not been exhausted, she may have been able to win that one.
Surely you have to pounce on one of the only women to beat Swiatek in the last six months. Not only that, she’s 3-2 lifetime against Swiatek!
Though the Pole did get her revenge at Indian Wells this year and Doha before that, Sakkari dusted Swiatek in two sets three different times last year, including here at the French Open and in the WTA Finals. Sakkari loves to play on clay and is a better player on that surface. She also owns two of the last three meetings she’s had with Jabeur, who will likely be the biggest thing standing between her and a trip to the final against Swiatek.
She’s been playing some lights-out tennis for the last calendar year and I think you need to dabble here.
Let’s bring it home with a likely semifinalist who could manage to get some luck with a shock upset in one of the other quarters. Kontaveit is truly one of the best in the world at No. 5 in the rankings and is hitting her prime at 26 years of age. She’s looking for that signature win, and it could be right here in Paris.
Kontaveit doesn’t exactly have a clay pedigree, but she’s done well to go 93-46 across all levels throughout her career on the surface. She was able to reach the Round of 16 here some years ago and should have what it takes to get through a weak quarter. Krejicikova is the top seed here but she’s barely played due to injury, and after that, there really aren’t too many hard hitters.
Taking a +4000 ticket to the quarters is normally a good deal to sign up for.
Where to Bet on the WTA French Open
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