The 2019 French Open promises to be another fascinating event on the WTA Tour with Naomi Osaka arriving in Paris with both the US and Australian Open titles in the bag. She will be the woman to beat along with defending champion Simona Halep and world number 2 Karolina Pliskova. Serena Williams returns to action at Roland Garros as she seeks a 24th Grand Slam title whilst the liked of Kiki Bertens and Elina Svitolina will be eager to break their Grand Slam ducks on a surface they enjoy the most. Here are our French Open 2019 Women’s Quarter betting tips.
Quarter Betting French Open Predictions:
There are big names littered throughout the French Open draw once again this year and the top quadrant of the draw is arguably the hardest to call. World number 1 Naomi Osaka is the top seed and will be looking for a third consecutive Grand Slam title but is an unknown quantity on clay – hence her odds of 7/2 with Guts.
Australian Ashleigh Barty is playing the best tennis of her career and looks well placed to challenge the elite of the game following her Miami Open win in April and she could be good value at 6/1 with Ladbrokes.
Serena Williams will be looking to pick up a 24th Grand Slam and 4th French Open at Roland Garros but she hasn’t been able to maintain her fitness levels in recent weeks. Coupled with her tricky draw, she looks an outsider at 7/1 with Bet365 to reach the semi-finals.
American hotshot Madison Keys hasn’t enjoyed her best run of form in 2019 but is always a big threat in any event she plays. With so many big names due to face each other she could well sneak through at 8/1 with Bet-at-Home.
2018 champion Simona Halep is seeded 3 at Roland Garros and looks to be the favourite to lift the trophy again this year. She hasn’t kicked on as she may have liked since her win last year but at 3/2 with Royal Panda – she is the hot favourite to reach the semi-finals again this year.
Czech superstar Petra Kvitova reached the final at the Australian Open earlier in the season and has been in decent form but doesn’t tend to play her best stuff on clay. She could be a savvy outside bet though at 9/2 with Betfred should Halep slip up along the way.
Belarussian 11th seed Aryna Sabalenka is in the form of her life and looks to be well set to make an assault on the world’s top 10. She has a game well suited for clay and could cause some serious damage at 14/1 with TonyBet in a potentially open draw.
Estonian Anett Kontaveit is another player that has enjoyed a good season, climbing to number 17 in the world. She has a potentially tricky draw but is more than capable and could be a good outside pick at 16/1 with Unibet for those looking for value bets.
Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens has enjoyed a fantastic 2019, climbing to number 4 in the world rankings in addition to picking up the Italian Open title. Her game is well suited to clay and at 5/2 with William Hill she is the justified favourite in a congested quarter.
Last year’s runner up Sloane Stephens is another player that raises her game on the big occasions and she too will fancy her chances of going deep in Paris this year. She is good value at 4/1 with Bet365 to reach the semi-finals again this season.
Ukrainian Elina Svitolina identifies clay court tennis as her favourite surface and she looked good in her opening round win over Venus Williams. She hasn’t enjoyed her best season on the tour but certainly represents value at 5/1 with 888sport to reach the last 4.
Swiss superstar Belinda Bencic has enjoyed a renaissance on the tour following an injury stricken couple of seasons and she has been banging on the door at some of the biggest events on the calendar. She has a tricky draw but has beaten the likes of Naomi Osaka already this season and could be a great value pick at 15/2 with Betsafe to reach the semi-finals this year.
Number two seed Karolina Pliskova is one of the heavy favourites to pick up the French Open crown following her Italian Open victory last time out. Angelique Kerber’s first round exit has strengthened her position even more and she is the justified favourite at 2/1 with Bet-at-Home in the bottom quadrant.
In a very open draw, unseeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova looks to have the game to cause some damage following her impressive clay court season thus far. The teenager looks to have a big future ahead of her and is decent value at 5/1 with Bet365 to reach the last 4 in Paris.
Home favourite Kristina Mladenovic is another unseeded prospect in Paris but she has operated inside the world’s top 10 previously. She will be willed on by home support and could go the distance at 12/1 with Betfred this year.
Croatian Petra Martic is another player that has enjoyed a very solid season and her game is very well suited to playing on clay. Question marks linger over her abilities at the very top level but at 16/1 with Unibet, she is certainly a tempting outside punt.
Here is our French Open betting tips Quarter Betting Accumulator in the women’s draw:
1st Quarter – Naomi Osaka
2nd Quarter – Simona Halep
3rd Quarter – Kiki Bertens
4th Quarter – Karolina Pliskova