Monday's Day 2 of the French Open features several standout matches on the women's front to spot on your tennis picks. Join us as we rundown through some of the best options trading at online sports betting shops.
Alize Cornet -138 vs Roberta Vinci +100
Purely from a tennis betting standpoint, this tennis betting line offers plenty angles for profit. The popular tennis pick is going to be Alize Cornet, a French hopeful that will have the full support of the crowd. However, Vinci at +100 is a potential stumbling block for Cornet.
In fact, she has the 4-0 head-to-head edge over the Cornet, which includes two clay court wins, one of which came in Madrid earlier this month 6-4, 7-5. Certainly, this is going to be a tossup between the home favourite and an underdog that can mastermind the upset. We're optimistic about Cornet's chances to come through as the home favourite, but won't be surprised if Vinci proves the winner.
Tennis Picks: Cornet -138
Kaia Kanepi +700 vs. Maria Sharapova -1400
All eyes will turn to this match when Monday's round gets underway. Defending champion Maria Sharapova opens her campaign against Kaia Kanepi and while the tennis odds are well in her favour to win outright, the Italian isn't going to be a pushover.
Sharapova has the 4-0 edge over Kanepi, but she can't take anything for granted. The pressure is going to be on the Russian, which means the Italian can swing freely. This could be a right cracking three-setter for Sharapova to sink her teeth into in Paris.
Tennis Picks: Sharapova to win in three sets at +400
Sloane Stephens +150 vs. Venus Williams -200
American tennis betting fans are going to be excited about this match between an American great and an American up-and-comer. It's a shame that this is a first round match between two women that pack a punch. It's interesting to note that this will be the first-ever meeting between the pair. Stephens has one win against younger sister Serena, can she add a scalp over Venus to her growing repertoire? Both come into this match on good form:
Stephens is 14-10 on the season while Williams is 20-6. That said Williams is only 2-2 on clay, having lost to Azarenka in her Madrid opener and going 2-1 in Rome (l. to Halep in the R16). Stephens has to fancy her chances as the nominal +150 underdog, after reaching the semis in Strasbourg last week (l. to Stosur). She has more clay court matches under her belt than Venus does with a 5-4 win-loss record. On the downside, Stephens struggles with consistency, so she's in no way a lock tennis pick. Tread carefully.
Tennis Picks: Stephens at +157 at BookMaker