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Read our free predictions for the women's singles at the 2021 French Open being held at Roland Garros. Plenty of helpful information is on its way from our team of betting experts.
2021 French Open Women's Singles at Roland Garros
After the delay last year, Roland Garros is back at its regular place in the tennis calendar. It's going to hopefully be a lot warmer than last year when the French Open was held in October. Whereas the men's singles is regularly won by Rafael Nadal, the women's singles is a much more open affair. You have to go back to 2007 for the last time a defending champion won the title again. That was Justine Henin, can Iga Swiatek repeat that feat in 2021? Top players such as world number one Ashleigh Barty (winner here in 2019), Aryna Sabalenka, Elina Svitolina and Garbine Muguruza will be out to win the title this year.
Who will be the 2021 champion? Our top tipsters will be previewing the top matches with every single match from the last eight onwards being given in-depth previews, totally free of charge. Hopefully, their expert advice will provide you with plenty of winners.
Expert Advice for your Roland Garros Predictions
Predicting who is going to win the Women's Singles at Roland Garros is not an easy job. Our tipsters will be putting in some extra hours of study to try and help you get some winners. There are no multiple winners here apart from Serena Williams and even the American has only won three titles at Roland Garros.
Last year saw a totally surprising winner. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek stormed to the title with one comprehensive win after another. Can she possibly come back to Roland Garros and retain her title? Recent years have also seen players such as Marketa Vondrousova, Sofia Kenin, Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenka make the final against all the odds. Will there be another surprise this year? Players such as Coco Gauff (winner in Parma), Paula Badosa (champion in Belgrade) and Charleston winner Veronika Kudermetova are all capable of causing shocks in this tournament.
How to make good Roland Garros predictions
This is the only Grand Slam played on clay. This will be to the advantage of many players, others will yearn for a return to a hard or grass court. Make sure you look at the record of players to see how they cope on this surface. Players such as Garbine Muguruza and Aryna Sabalenka will love playing in this tournament.
It's a hard life playing on the WTA circuit. Injuries are a regular occurrence, a growing number of matches seem to end in retirement. That's been seen with Ashleigh Barty in Rome for example. Playing on clay is tough, matches can take a fair while to complete. Ensure you know just how fit the player you are backing is.
Current form has to be taken into consideration when making your selections. Our betting experts probably keep a form book by their bed! Most important is to check the form that has been shown on clay over the past month or so. Know who is doing well on this surface and can be a threat at Roland Garros. There are players out there who will cause upsets and they can produce some good wins at excellent odds. Don't just back a player because they are ranked much higher than their opponent. Look at the form, all our tips will do this for you and they're free.
Here's a look at the recent winners in the clay court season.
- Stuttgart - Ashleigh Barty
- Madrid - Aryna Sabalenka
- Rome - Iga Swiatek
- Parma - Coco Gauff
- Serbia - Paula Badosa
Make sure that you know the head-to-head records before deciding who will win a match. For example, Elina Svitolina has had several recent losses to Ashleigh Barty. However, Aryna Sabalenka beat Barty in Madrid, so won't be afraid to take on the number one player in the world. Look at head-to-head records on clay. A few wins by a player over another on grass doesn't mean a great deal here on clay. Just build up the information you know about matches you bet on. Our tipsters will help you achieve that.
Seedings and Draw So Important
The seedings and the draw are very important when deciding who you think will be winning at Roland Garros In this tournament, the latest world rankings are used to determine the seeds. That's not totally fair because it does not reflect ability on clay. For example, defending champion Iga Swiatek is the eighth seed for Roland Garros 2021. She'd be ninth if Simona Halep hadn't withdrawn. This low seeding means that Swiatek is seeded to face Garbine Muguruza in the last 16, Sofia Kenin in the last eight and Ashleigh Barty in the semi-final. Not the easiest of draws for the Pole, but bad news for Barty too.
Naomi Osaka is the second seed, though she has not been in good form on clay this season. Her draw isn't too tough until the last eight where her likely opponent is Bianca Andreescu. If she gets to the semi-finals (it's not our view that she will) then her opponent could be either Serena Williams or Aryna Sabalenka, most likely the latter.
The top ten seeds are:
- Ashleigh Barty - retired in second round
- Naomi Osaka - withdrew after first round
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Sofia Kenin
- Elina Svitolina
- Bianca Andreescu - lost in first round
- Serena Williams
- Iga Swiatek
- Karolina Pliskova
- Belinda Bencic - lost in second round
Seeded Last eight after 2 June
- Jennifer Brady (13) v Elina Svitolina (5)
- Sofia Kenin (4) v Iga Swiatek (8)
- Serena Williams (7) v Aryna Sabalenka (3)
- Daria Kasatkina v Marketa Vondrousova (20)
The big upsets have come in the bottom half of the draw. There will definitely be an unseeded player in the last eight. That could be world number 37 Daria Kasatkina who beat Belinda Bencic on Wednesday. World number two Naomi Osaka withdrew on Tuesday (get well soon Naomi) and Kiki Bertens lost in the first round. Marketa Vondrousova is the highest seed left in that section of the draw but Paula Badosa is a major threat. The big shock came on Thursday 3 June when number one seed Ashleigh Barty retired in her match against Magda Linette. That's the top two seeds out and in the top half it's looking good for Iga Swiatek to make the final again.
Our Free Prediction for Roland Garros 2021
This is a tough one to work out but we'll try our best to point you in the right direction. Few predicted that Iga Swiatek would win the title last year. It's not the fact she won it but how dominating the Polish teenager was. Before the 2020 French Open began, Swiatek was ranked 54th in the world. However, the title was won without a set dropped and only 28 games in seven matches lost. with two top ten players beaten. Swiatek has won two titles this year, including the Rome Masters on clay, winning the final without losing a game and is now ninth in the world. If Swiatek is in top form, she will be difficult to beat.
Ashleigh Barty is the world number one and won this title in 2019. The Australian chose to miss this tournament last year, so hasn't lost a match at Roland Garros since 2018. Barty has been in good form this year with three titles won, including one on clay in Stuttgart. There's been a fair few three-setters though but she's a typical Australian battler. She's seeded to meet Swiatek in the last eight, that will be one of the most crucial matches of this tournament.
Checking form is so important and a look at that of world number two Naomi Osaka is interesting. Winner of the Australian Open, she could have toppled Barty from her number one spot in Miami. However, her form has dipped with two bad losses in Madrid and Rome. Osaka may have won a Grand Slam this year, but is yet to beat a player who was ranked in the top ten at the time. Not a great bet to make and has never made it past the third round at Roland Garros.
Also fancied to do well is Aryna Sabalenka who beat Barty in Madrid but lost to her in Stuttgart. There are plenty of title contenders in this event. Garbine Muguruza could be a threat if getting back to the form she showed earlier this year but could meet Swiatek in the last 16 with the winner of that most likely taking on Ashleigh Barty, so not an easy draw there. Sofia Kenin is a former finalist here and then there's Serena Williams. The American is still trying to get that Grand Slam singles record but hasn't played that much this year. Barty has a great chance to win the French Open again, but look out for Swiatek and Sabalenka.
Latest 2021 French Open betting odds - June 3
Iga Swiatek - 7/5
Aryna Sabalenka - 4/1
Paula Badosa - 10/1
Serena Williams - 11/1
Cori Gauff - 18/1
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