2019 Women’s French Open Odds and Preview

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PUBLISHED: Friday, May 24th, 2019
LAST UPDATE: 02:07 pm, Mon, October 28, 2019

2019 Women’s French Open Odds and Preview
It’s been 12 years since a champion has defended her title at the French Open. Justine Henin was the last player to win consecutive titles at Roland Garros, winning three straight French Open’s from 2005 to 2007.

Date & Time
May 26th, 2019
Location
Stade Roland Garros

It’s been 12 years since a champion has defended her title at the French Open. Justine Henin was the last player to win consecutive titles at Roland Garros, winning three straight French Open’s from 2005 to 2007. Since then, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have won two French Open’s apiece, but no other player has won more than one. Simona Halep will look to break the streak by defending her title from last year.

2019 Women’s French Open Odds

Simona Halep +430

Field +500

Naomi Osaka +800

Kiki Bertens +800

Serena Williams +1200

Sloane Stephens +1400

Karolina Pliskova +1400

Petra Kvitova +1600

Ashleigh Barty +1900

Elina Svitolina +2000

Gabrine Muguruza +2500

Victoria Azarenka +2600

Madison Keys +2800

Belinda Bencic +3200

Angelique Kerber +3300

Aryna Sabalenka +3500

Anett Kontaveit +4500

Daria Kasatkina +5500

Jelena Ostapenko +6000

Caroline Garcia +7500

Anastasija Sevastova +7500

Amanda Ansimova +8000

Elise Mertens +8500

Caroline Wozniacki +9000

Julia Goerges +12500

Halep is probably the best clay court player in the women’s game at the moment, and her best results have come at the French Open. She made it to the finals of the French Open in 2014 and 2017 before winning last year, but she has had a rough go of it in her last four majors. She lost in the third round at Wimbledon, became the first overall No. 1 seed ever to lose in the first round at the U.S. Open, and then she fell in the fourth round at the Australian Open.

The Romanian has yet to win a tournament this season. She finished second to Elise Mertens at the Qatar Open in February, and she was the runner-up to Kiki Bertens at the Madrid Open two weeks ago.

It’s pretty funny to see the field as the second favorite, but we have seen some women come out of nowhere to win the French Open in the last few years. Jelena Ostapenko was the surprising winner in 2017, and Garbine Muguruza stunned Serena Williams to win the final in 2016.

There is going to be a lot of action on Naomi Osaka. The 21-year-old is the future of women’s tennis, and she has been ranked No. 1 in the world since January. Osaka has won the last two majors, but she has yet to have a major breakthrough on any surface other than a hard court. She has not advanced past the third round in each of the last three French Opens, yet defenders would say she is just hitting her stride. Osaka was bounced from the Madrid Open in the quarterfinals.

Bertens is my favorite play on the board. She has never made it past the semifinals of the French Open, but clay is her best surface and she has looked sharp ahead of this tournament. She won the Madrid Open, and Bertens made it to the semifinals of the Stuttgart Open and the Italian Open. The Dutch national is in the prime of her career.

Serena Williams is the best player in the history of women’s tennis, but she is now 37 years old and hasn’t won a major in over two years. Williams still has a powerful serve, yet her knees have betrayed her after 23 years as a pro. She could only make it to the fourth round of the 2018 French Open, but she did make the finals of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, so she can still make a deep run.

Muguruza is my favorite intermediate shot on the board. She has won two Grand Slam titles in her career, and she made a run to the semifinals of last year’s French Open. There is decent value on her at this price.