French Open 2019 Women’s Favorites, Betting & Betting Odds in the Betting Base Analysis
The second Grand Slam tournament of 2019 is coming up. Over the next two weeks, the eyes of sports fans will turn to Paris, where all the big tennis stars are fighting for the coveted title. For the 123rd time the top event will take place. The prize money totaling over 42.6 million euros is an additional incentive for the players. For the ladies there is once again no clear favorite at the French Open. Unlike the Lords of Creation, there is no sandpit specialist that can match the strength of Rafael Nadal. Instead, several players are in focus.
As defending champion Simona Halep is the favorite with the lowest odds at the start, as the second top contender is considered the last so successful clay court player Kiki Bertens. From the German point of view are many well-known faces in the squad of the tournament with Angelique Kerber, Julia Görges, Laura Siegemund and Andrea Petkovic. In addition, Mona Barthel and the qualifier Antonia Lottner are also present. As a possible title candidate, however, none of the German actresses acted, the best chances see the bookmakers for Julia Görges. Andrea Petkovic impressed last year on the sand of Roland Garros, then she failed only in the third round at the eventual winner Simona Halep.
The exciting thing about women’s competition is that there are no clear favorites. As, for example, in 2017, Jelena Ostapenko surprisingly won the victory in Roland Garros, so in 2019 everything is possible again. Of course, the top seed players are the hottest candidates, but the distribution of the previous title in the current season varies widely. Kiki Bertens and Karolina Pliskova were victorious in the two Masters in Madrid and Rome, which is why they have the lowest odds after Simona Halep. However, one should look at an analysis not only on the recent successes, but also on the history of single players.
As top favorite, the defending champion Simona Halep is certain. The Romanian is among the top players to the most consistent ladies and rarely delivers weak tournaments. On the ashes of Roland Garros Halep convinced in the past two years and reached both 2017 and 2018 the final. The 27-year-old had beaten against tournament sensation Jelena Ostapenko two years ago, so it was enough in 2018. Against Sloane Stephens turned the current world ranking third-placed a setback to their first Grand Slam title.In her early years Halep was considered a clay court specialist. Although the Romanian has now improved their game on all surfaces, but the clay court is still the domain of Simona Halep. Due to injury problems, Halep was forced to cancel most of the clay court tournaments, so the Romanian will be hungry for success and will seek nothing less than the title defense. At the previous tournaments in Madrid and Rome, the 27-year-old delivered very different performances. If it was enough in the Spanish capital for the final, so Halep failed in Rome already in the opening match. As far as betting is concerned, Simona Halep is therefore a double-edged sword. On the one hand Halep has the makings to defend the title, on the other hand, the Romanian does not seem yet to reach their top performances of the previous year. A deep tournament run, the defending champion but in any case can be trusted.
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Behind the defending champion is her neighbor in the world rankings, Kiki Bertens the second strongest contender for the French Open title. Reasons for this are both the current top form of the lady from the Netherlands, as well as their clay court strength. So far, Bertens has lost only three games in the current season, their personal best. In Stuttgart and Rome, the 27-year-old reached the semi-finals, at the Madrid Open she won her first tournament success in the Premier Mandatory category. Amongst others, Bertens beat US-American Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep convincingly in two sets.Looking only at the recent results and the current form, Kiki Bertens can definitely be considered the first option at the women’s French Open 2019 betting on the overall victory. In Roland Garros, Bertens also scored her best ever result in a Grand Slam, reaching the semi-finals in 2016. Their appearances in Paris in the past two years, however, were not crowned with success. Therefore, the significantly higher odds of Kiki Bertens in comparison with the defending champion are quite justified. Is the number four in the world ready for the big stage?
Behind Bertens and Halep, the betting odds for the overall victory are already in the double digits. When looking at the favorites, the name Karolina Pliskova must not be missing. The current number two in the world plays in their possibly most successful season in 2019. Already at the beginning of the year Pliskova showed her hunger for success and secured the victory at her first tournament in Brisbane. After that, the Czech played one strong tournament after another, reaching the semi-finals at the Australian Open and the final in Miami. After the successful hard court round we went to the clay court, where Pliskova does not feel quite as comfortable as Bertens or Halep.The tournaments in Stuttgart and Madrid ended early, but then the Czech played in Rome to the finals and won their first Premier Five tournament on sand. That’s why the 27-year-old has to keep an eye on French Open 2019 bets for now. The high odds are indeed appealing, but it is not clear which face Karolina Pliskova shows in Paris. Is the current world ranking close to their performance in Rome, or will the Czech be failing early in the French Open, as in the previous year?
The youngest in the round of favorites is on the top position in the world rankings. Naomi Osaka is the woman for the big tournaments. With only a total of three tournament titles and her tender age of 21, the Japanese brings significantly less experience than the rest of the circle of favorites. On the other hand, Osaka has always peaked at the top events and has won the last two Grand Slam tournaments (US Open 2018, Australian Open 2019). Looking at the recent results on the clay court it quickly becomes clear that the Japanese woman is currently struggling with injury problems. Both in Stuttgart, as well as in Rome Naomi Osaka was forced to the task and therefore is a tip on the 21-year-old currently not necessarily recommended because her fitness state is uncertain. The individual class for the next Grand Slam title has the 21-year-old definitely, but on the clay court their fast and aggressive tennis is less effective. Overall, a tip on Naomi Osaka at the French Open 2019 is not recommended.
Another lady for the big tournaments is the US-American Sloane Stephens. Similar to Simona Halep, the world ranking list is very consistent and usually puts her best tennis on the pitch. If you look at their results from the past few years, Stephens also shows that they are more likely to identify with the hard ground. Of her six tournament successes to date Stephens took 5 on the hard court and only one on sand. Her strong tempo game, in which she allows herself hardly mistakes and the opponent again and again forced to such, is better on faster pads to advantage.However, the American has significantly improved her play on the ashes last season. At the French Open in 2018 Stephens marched with a lot of power and confidence through the tournament and reached the final completely surprising. Although the 26-year-old has lost to Simona Halep, the American has to be taken seriously on the clay court after this performance. So far, the season 2019 is not according to Stephen’s taste, because on the hard court, the world ranking list could convince in any tournament and fell back in the world ranking. On the clay court Stephens completed her first strong tournament in Madrid and reached the semi-finals. Whether the US-American in Paris can reach the final again remains to be seen, but the signs are rather bad.
The name Serena Williams still has great importance in the women’s world of tennis. At the age of 37, Serena is clearly the oldest and most experienced athlete among the favorites. With 23 Grand Slam titles, the American is one of the most successful players of all time. Williams has already won three times at the French Open (2002, 2013, 2015). She is currently in tenth place in the world rankings and is not in her shape from earlier days. Meanwhile, the US-American also lacks play practice, as she only competes at very few events. In 2019, Serena reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, where she was able to knock out Simona Halep among others. Their debut on clay in Rome Williams had to cancel due to injury, so it is in Paris for the first time this season on the ashes. Despite the many successes of the American Serena Williams at the French Open 2019 is not necessarily the title contenders, as well as the subsurface sand her is not necessarily and her current fitness state is not clear. The odds of only 15.00 are too low.
Two years ago, Jelena Ostapenko managed the miracle at the French Open and was the first unseated player to reach the final since 1983. There, the Latvian Simona Halep defeated and won as the first Latvian tennis player a Grand Slam title. Then exploded the performance of the 21-year-olds and so she stood in the meantime even in fifth place in the world rankings. However, these successes are already two years back and in the past season Ostapenko could not come close to their former form.Since her victory in Seoul in September 2017, she is waiting for a tournament success and dropped back to the 39th place in the world rankings. Also in the current season, the 21-year-old does not find her form and has not yet achieved successful tournament results. On her best surface, the clay court, the Latvian did not return to success, added to an injury-related task in Rome a few weeks ago. Due to the high betting odds, Jelena Ostapenko is worth considering, but the current form of the Lettin makes a tip on winning in Paris very risky.
From a German point of view, despite many candidates in Paris little hope for a tournament victory exists. The two German top players Angelique Kerber and Julia Görges are already eliminated and disappointed all along the line. If you believe in the wonders of Paris, Andrea Petkovic is the best option. With odds of 430.00, the German has much value to offer. Andrea Petkovic has the makings of the big hit and already last year played a strong tournament at the French Open. Although the success was on sand in the current season, but in the opening match in Paris Petkovic showed their experience and nerve strength directly. Against Alison Riske Petko came quickly in set backlog, but was able to turn this into a victory. If the German can improve her own serve, she is confident in a strong tournament run.
Forecast & Betting Base Trend – Who will win the French Open 2019?
Above the favorite role at the French Open 2019 is again a big question mark. As the odds it clarify missing in the women an actor like Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic, so the odds on the overall winner are basically settled higher. Of all favorites, only two players have single-digit odds – Simona Halep and Kiki Bertens. If you look at the recent results, the two players appear to be the best options, although Karolina Pliskova should not be ignored. Although the Czech is not considered a clay court player, but in Rome convinced the hungry for success Czech right down the line. For French Open bets Pliskova and Bertens are therefore probably the better option than Simona Halep, since the betting odds are already significantly higher and the Romanian has recently disappointed.
To a blatant outsider at the French Open 2019 to high betting odds on betting is not necessarily wrong with the ladies, as such sensations occur again and again. In 2017, Jelena Ostapenko surprisingly won the tournament in Paris. Now the Latvian with betting odds of 67.00 again as a great outsider at the start. Due to their recent very weak performances a tip is not recommended.
Overall, there is currently a question mark about several female players regarding physical fitness. Both Yelena Ostapenko, as well as the three-time winner Serena Williams and the world number one seed Naomi Osaka had to fight recently with injury problems. Therefore, the betting base recommends for the time being to wait for the first appearances of these players in order to convince themselves of fitness. When betting on one of the favorites we find Value in a tip on Karolina Pliskova, as the Czech of the four top favorites has the highest odds and plays a great season. At the French Open bets on Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are rather discouraged. Whether, as is often the case with the ladies, at the French Open 2019, the favorites will struggle?
The best odds of the French Open 2019:
1.Romania Simona Halep: 2,38
2.USA Sloane Stephens: 5,50
3.Australia Ashleigh Barty: 7,50
4.Czech Republic Marketa Vondrousova: 8,50
5.Great Britain Johanna Konta: 11.00
6.USA Madison Keys: 12.00
7.Costa Rica Petra Matic: 15.00
8.USA Amanda Anisimova: 17,25