Ashleigh Barty (8) vs. Marketa Vondrousova
Saturday, June 8, Paris
Free Tennis Pick: Marketa Vondrousova ML
Recommended Sportsbook: Pinnacle
As we predicted in our semifinals analysis, Ashleigh Barty ended Amanda Anisimova’s dream run in Paris to become the first Australian French Open finalist in nine years. The 23-year-old needed just 12 minutes to build a 5-0 lead and by winning 17 of the first 18 points. Barty looked in control of the match but lost the opening set in the tiebreak and trailed 0-3 in the second set after losing 12 consecutive points. Nevertheless, the No.8 regained her composure to beat the last American player in the draw and reach her first Grand Slam final.
Barty will next take on Marketa Vondrousova, who became the first Czech player to book a place in the French Open final since Lucie Safarova in 2015. Vondrousova is one of the most talented young players on the WTA Tour and is guaranteed to crack the Top 20 for the first time in her career next week. Looking now at Marketa’s campaign on this event, the 19-year-old reached this stage of the competition after a 7-5, 7-6(2) win over Johanna Konta in one hour and 45 minutes.
This will be the third official meeting between these two players. Barty leads 2-0 in their head-to-head but this will be their first match on clay.
Vondrousova has the perfect tools for clay with her heavy topspin forehand and drop shot as the two main weapons on her game. The Czech is still yet to drop a set in Paris and Pinnacle is offering a very interesting price for Vondrousova to win the title at +139. On the other hand, Barty struggled to find her rhythm on serve, landing only 52.69% of her first serves in the previous round against Anisimova. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Vondrousova’s tennis betting odds by adding her moneyline to your betting picks.