WTA French Open Picks: Best Plays For Day 1

Joao Mourato

Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:40 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 27, 2017 2:40 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selection for the WTA French Open Day 1. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo. 

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Besides the Australian Open, Roland Garros is the other Grand Slam left on Venus Williams’ resume. At the age of 36, Venus is still one of the best players in the world with an outstanding 17 – 7 record in 2017. After reaching the final in Melbourne earlier this season, Williams is now looking for another successful run in a major event. Taking a look now at Venus’ campaign on the European clay-court season, the American reached the quarterfinals in Rome, losing only in three close sets against Garbine Muguruza.

Qiang Wang continues her impressive campaign in recent months. Besides winning 67.57% of the matches in 2017, Wang is currently on her best career ranking as the world no.50. However, clay is far from Qiang’s favorite surface with the Chinese winning only 50.00% of the matches played throughout her career on red dirt. Adding to this, Wang presents a terrible 1 – 3 career record at Roland Garros.

At this stage of her career, Venus’ main goal is to be at 100% at the Grand Slam events. Williams’ recent results on majors are a perfect example of that with the American reaching at least the 4th round in all the last four Grand Slam tournaments. Despite Wang’s recent improvements, Venus should be too strong for the Chinese. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Williams’ tennis odds to a parlay. In addition to her moneyline, Venus’ -1.5 Set Handicap is also a very interesting approach for this contest.


Free Tennis Pick: Venus Williams -1.5 Set Handicap (-101)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


Timea Bacsinszky (30) vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo

Playing in Paris brings great memories to Timea Bacsinszky. Besides her outstanding 20 – 8 career record in Roland Garros, Bacsinszky won 81.82% of the matches in this event since 2015. After a slow start to 2017, Timea is definitely returning to her best level. Adding to this, Bacsinszky is famous for playing her best tennis on the big stages. When looking at Timea’s numbers since she became a top 30 player back in 2015, the Swiss won 70.00% of the matches played in Grand Slam events.

At the age of 20, Sara Sorribes Tormo is still looking for her first career win in a Grand Slam event. Taking a look now at Sara’s previous appearance in Roland Garros, the Spaniard was far from impressive with 2 – 6 0 – 6 defeat against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. In addition to her poor result on last year’s edition, Sorribes Tormo arrives in Paris after another heavy loss against Catherine Bellis at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia qualifying.

This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Bacsinszky emerging victorious from their previous encounter in Gstaad last season by 6 – 3 6 – 2.

Due to Sara’s lack of experience on major events, it’s unlikely to see the Spaniard presenting her best tennis on this match. On the other hand, Bacsinszky is always a tough opponent to beat on the big stages. Having said that, we expect another straightforward victory from Timea against this opponent. Therefore, our advice is for you to add Bacsinszky’s spread to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this 1st round match.


Free Tennis Pick: Timea Bacsinszky -6 (-12)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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