Tennis Betting Advice - June 2019

French Open: Three women in action today…

Sunday 2nd June 2019

French Open - Bets of the Day

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • 4th Round…
  • Quarter Final chances…
  • Play starts 10am…

Good morning and welcome to Day Eight of your French Open 2019 daily service.

The 4th Round begins today with eight matches featuring 16 players all looking to book a place in the quarter finals…

Simona getting shorter…

After Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams were knocked out yesterday, the top half of the Women’s draw is looking even more favourable for reigning champion Simona Halep. The Romanian was 4/1 (5.00) at the start of the tournament; she’s now down to 6/4 (2.50).

However, as I said yesterday, it’s been 12 years since anyone successfully defended the Women’s French Open title. There could yet be a good few bumps in the road for Halep…

Monday’s 4th Round match should be interesting, for starters. Simona takes on one of the teenagers making a name for themselves at this tournament – Iga Swiatek from Poland, who just turned 18 on Friday.

World No.1 Osaka’s 16-match Grand Slam run came to an end at the hands of No.42 Katerina Siniakova. The Czech player has had way more success in Doubles than Singles in recent times. But having been knocked out of the Women’s Doubles in the 1st Round this week, Siniakova has suddenly found her A-game playing inside the tram lines. That result took out our latest Rollover bet attempt.

Serena was beaten in straight sets by fellow American, Sofia Kenin – a player that we backed to win WTA Strasbourg the week before the French Open, only to see her go out in the 1st Round. Next up for Kenin is one of 2019’s form players, Ashleigh Barty. That one is also on the Monday schedule.

Our three remaining Women’s Outright Winner picks are all in action today…

Quarter Final chances…

In the bottom half of the Women’s draw we’ve got three players all with good opportunities to reach the quarter finals:

  • Marketa Vondrousova @ 40/1 – now 14/1
  • Johanna Konta @ 40/1 or 33/1 – now 20/1
  • Petra Martic @ 50/1 or 40/1 – now 16/1

Vondrousova plays Anastasija Sevastova and is 1/2 (1.50) favourite to win. Sevastova is dangerous and has great racket skills. But after an epic 3rd Round match where she had to save five match points before winning 11-9 in the final set, the Latvian might struggle to maintain the intensity levels against the calm-headed 19-year-old Vondrousova, who is yet to drop a set.

Konta has been impressive so far and what I like about Jo recently is she seems to be at her best level yet in terms of mental toughness. The bookies make today’s match with Donna Vekic 50-50, with both players priced around 10/11 (1.91) each. The head-to-head is tied at 3-3, and this will be their first meeting on clay. Could be a nail-biter.

Martic is the form woman this clay-court season and after taking out World No.2 Karolina Pliskova in the last round, Petra’s 2019 clay win-loss figure is up to 14-2. The Croatian is yet to drop a set this week, with three impressive 2-0 wins.

Martic is 4/11 (1.36) favourite to continue her run and beat World No.88 Kaia Kanepi today. The 33-year-old Estonian concentrates on the Grand Slams these days and has got a bit of a reputation as a giant killer. This match against World No.31 Martic doesn’t have the fizz to it as recent Grand Slam encounters against the likes of Halep, though – and with this match being first on court this morning the atmosphere in the stands might be a little flat to start with. After back to back three-set matches in the last two rounds, Kanepi’s fitness might start to wane today – the veteran has a history of injuries throughout her career.

Play starts from 10am and live coverage is on ITV4 and Eurosport, and online on the Eurosport Player where you can select any match.

Elsewhere on the Day Eight schedule…

Sloane Stephens v Garbine Muguruza should be a good one – last year’s runner-up against the 2016 French Open champion, and the head-to-head is level at 1-1.

In the Men’s 4th Round today, Stefanos Tsitsipas v Stan Wawrinka is new v old. The 20-year-old Tsitsipas is tipped as a future Grand Slam winner. While 34-year-old Stan has three Slams to his name, including the French Open. This is their first meeting.

Kei Nishikori and Benoit Paire are well used to playing each other. Last year Nishikori beat the Frenchman 3-2 at Roland Garros, and 3-1 here in 2013. Earlier this week, Paire came through a five-set epic – and Nishikori battled through a 3-2 win of his own in the last round. This could be a fun match….

Another five-setter could be on the cards, with the main concern being if fatigue or injury catches up with either player. In that instance though I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kei or Benoit pull up for a retirement.

No bet for us today. But we have a big interest with our three women in action.

I’ll be back tomorrow at 8am with your Bets of the Day for Monday, when the 4th Round continues.

Enjoy the tennis…

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Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

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