Anybody who correctly predicted the final four in the Women’s Singles of the 2021 French Open would have made a lot of money from the bookies.
In a typically open tournament, we are left with two semi-finals featuring none of the favourites from the four quarters of the draw.
There will be a new Grand Slam champion no matter what happens over the coming few days so let’s get stuck into the semis to pick out our best French Open betting tips.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek:
The first thing to say about the first women’s semi-final is that this is sure to be a battle.
Tamara Zidansek has made it to her maiden semi despite battling some fairly serious problems with her serve.
She’s been broken 21 times already and the experienced Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will view that as an area to target given how well the Russian has done against her opponents’ serve so far in Paris.
Zidansek has so far been able to make the most of her incredible ground strokes – particularly her forehand – to become the first Slovenian to make it this far.
The bookies make Zidansek the underdog but that hasn’t exactly stood for much so far at the 2021 French Open and her ability to switch things up means that she should always be in the match so we like the 11/8 that Grosvenor Sport are quoting on all three sets being played.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari:
The odds suggested that Maria Sakkari was right up against it in her quarter-final with Iga Swiatek but the Greek star applied relentless pressure to the defending champion and utilised her incredible serve to beat the outright favourite in straight sets.
Sakkari is now the highest ranked player left in the draw and is the 8/15 favourite with 888sport to beat Barbora Krejcikova.
She has long looked a top-class player in the making but only recently has Sakkari really started to fulfil her potential and she is the right favourite.
Favouritism hasn’t been a good guide to the eventual outcome in the 2021 French Open and Krejcikova did incredibly well to stay in the fight when second best to Coco Gauff in her quarter-final before somehow winning the first set and then breaking her opponents’ resolve in the second.
This could be another slog and a close match but we expect Sakkari to take another step forward so back her to win, have the most aces and fewest double faults at 6/4 with Virgin Bet.
Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication.