Ashleigh Barty (8) vs. Amanda Anisimova
Friday, 7 June, Paris
Free Tennis Pick: Ashleigh Barty ML
Recommended Sportsbook: Pinnacle
Amanda Anisimova’s dream run continued on Thursday as the American teenager took down defending champion Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4 in just one hour and nine minutes. The 17-year-old has yet to drop a set in this tournament and became the youngest American woman to reach a major semifinal since Venus Williams at the US Open in 1997. Halep couldn’t find a solution to Anisimova’s aggression and accuracy, ending the match with just 16 winners to 26 from her opponent.
Anisimova will next face Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals of Roland Garros. As we predicted in our French Open quarter-finals analysis, Barty proved too strong for Madison Keys with a 6-3, 7-5 win over the American No.3 in just 69 minutes. The 23-year-old has enjoyed tremendous success in 2019 with an outstanding 29-5 record this season. Adding to this, Barty is now just one win away from becoming the first Australian player to reach the final in Paris since Samantha Stosur in 2010.
Anisimova is the last American player standing in Paris but it’s hard to trust on her after such an emotional win on Thursday. The New Jersey native is only 17 and it will be very difficult for her to handle the situation of playing for her first Grand Slam final after beating the defending champion. On the other hand, Barty is one of the toughest players in the game with her backhand slice as one of the most dangerous shots on the WTA Tour. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Barty’s tennis betting odds to win this match at -172 with Pinnacle to your betting picks as the best play for this contest.