The women’s French Open – which takes place at Roland Garros in Paris from 24th May to 7th June 2015 – is, in many respects, a lot more interesting than that of the men. Given that Rafael Nadal has won nine of the last 10 men’s tournaments and that the women have seen seven different winners in the last eight years, the women’s tournament is undoubtedly harder to predict. We’ll certainly give it a go though and here we bring you our French Open outright winner betting tips along with live odds comparison for all the contenders to ensure you get the best prices for all your bets.
World number one Serena Williams and world number two Maria Sharapova have both won the French Open on two previous occasions, and it is no surprise to see those two at the top of the betting odds for this year’s tournament. Williams first won in Paris way back in 2002 (when she beat her sister Venus in the final) and then had to wait 11 years for her second triumph, when she got the better of Sharapova in 2013. Priced as the 11/4 favourite with William Hill and others, Williams is a worthy favourite, and with 25 victories and just one defeat this season, and a sixth Australian Open already in the bag, she will surely be the one to beat this year.
Sharapova, who is available to back at betting odds of 5/1 with Paddy Power, lost to Williams in straight sets in the final at Melbourne in January, and though the American is not quite so assured on clay, we fancy she will still get the better of Sharapova should they meet in Paris.
Of course, Williams has a habit of underperforming at Roland Garros and aside from the two years in which she went on to win the tournament, she has only made it as far as the semis once in 11 attempts. However, with the form she is currently in we predict Williams will be well placed to go all the way this year.
That is not to say there aren’t a number of very good players who could rise to the challenge in Paris. Last year’s losing finalist and world number three, Simona Halep, has improved notably in the last 18 months and having won titles at Indian Wells (where she beat Serena in the semis), Dubai and Shenzhen, she could have enough to make the betting odds of 11/2 with Paddy Power look great value indeed.
For a decent outside bet you could do worse than opt for Danish world number five Caroline Wozniacki at nice betting odds of 25/1 with BetVictor and others. Though she’s never made it past the quarters in Paris the women’s game is so wide open that she might just pull off a surprise if she gets on a good run.
Overall though we predict it will be French Open title number three for Serena and she has to be our betting tip in the outright winner market this year, with Halep being our side bet for a bit of extra interest.Google+