The French Open (Roland Garros) is the second Grand Slam tournament of the year and the only one of the 4 majors being played on clay. This year’s Women Singles tournament is sure to be exciting. The surprises started in the first round already, when defending champion Jelena Ostapenko lost to Kateryna Kozlova in the first round. This made Ostapenko the second player to lose in the first round of Roland Garros after winning the title in the previous year (Anastasia Myskina in 2005 was the first).
As if that wasn’t enough, the first round also saw the eliminations of Venus Williams, Sara Errani and Francesca Schiavone. This means that the tournament will be pretty exciting until the end, considering that Serena Williams is still in the draw, which is her first major tournament after getting the title at the Australian Open last year. She entered the French Open as number 449 on the WTA Tour rankings.
There’s still plenty of action to see and all the fans are hoping for great matches between the remaining players in the draw. Another exciting aspect of the tournament is the fight for the number 1 spot on WTA list, with Simona Halep, Caroline Garcia, Elena Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki and Garbine Muguruza all in contention for the leading spot on the list.
Here are the favorites for winning the 2018 French Open Women Singles from 6 popular bookmakers:
Fun88 is a British online bookmaker that rose to prominence in recent years due to sponsorship deals with teams from the Premier League. The site was previously linked to Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley and is the current main shirt sponsor of Newcastle United. The site offers betting and live-betting on most sports although it’s focused on football. It is pretty easy to navigate and offers free bets for new customers as well as special promos for their most loyal punters.
In the 2018 French Open Women section, Fun88 offers betting in the outright winner market. Surprisingly, Elena Svitolina is the main favorite with odds of 4/1. Trailing close behind her is current world number 1 Simona Halep with odds of 9/2, leaving behind Garbine Muguruza (7/1), Petra Kvitova (9/1) and dark horses Maria Sharapova (11/1) and Serena Williams (14/1). The 2018 Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki has surprising odds of 20/1 just like Caroline Garcia (25/1), one of the main contenders for the number 1 spot on the WTA ranking.
RedZoneSports is an English online bookmaker which has a huge number of American sports you can place your bets on. Of course, the site offers all other sports you can think of, including betting on tennis and the French Open. They have a generous offer for newcomers that sign-up before the World Cup (£25 Free Bet) which you can put to good use.
For the Women’s Singles of the 2018 French Open, RedZoneSports has Svitolina as the outright winner favorite with odds of 4/1. She is followed by Halep with 9/2, Muguruza with 7/1, Kvitova with 9/1 and Sharapova and Williams with odds of 11/1 and 14/1 respectively. The other players have substantially lower chances of winning the tournament – for example, Caroline Garcia stands at 25/1 while 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens has odds of 50/1.
Who can tell what would happen? Svitolina may be the favorite with a great shot at the title, but we wouldn’t write off any of the other players from the top half of the draw too quickly.
SportNation is a new bookmaker which is aiming to become one of the best. They have a variety of sports you can wager on and great promos and specials that shouldn’t go unnoticed. They offer £100 in free bets for newcomers although you need to place a bet of at least £200 to qualify.
Of course, SportNation offers outright winner odds for the 2018 French Open Women Singles tournament. Svitolina is once again the favorite (4/1), leaving Halep (9/2), Muguruza (7/1) and Kvitova (9/1) not far behind. This group of favorites is followed by Sharapova (11/1), Williams (14/1), and Daria Kasatkina and Karolina Pliskova with odds of 18/1. Wozniacki and Kerber are next with odds of 20/1 and 22/1 respectively, while Caroline Garcia is being given odds of 25/1. The odds for the other players left in the draw aren’t so great, with former World number 1 and two-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber being given odds of 22/1.
Letou is one of the first online bookmakers operating in Asia since 2004. They have recently entered the British online betting market after becoming the main shirt sponsor of Premier League team Swansea City. Letou offers betting and live-betting on almost any sport you can think of. Unlike their competitors, Letou doesn’t offer free bets all the time, instead focusing on adding value to their customers in other ways. They do have a Best Odds Guarantee system in place for UK and Irish horse races.
When it comes to the French Open, Letou offers betting on the outright winner market. Once again, they have Elena Svitolina as the favorite with odds of 4/1. World Nr. 1 Simona Halep is close behind her with odds of 9/2, followed by Muguruza and Kvitova (7/1 and 9/1 respectively) to form the group of major favorites for the title. They are followed by Sharapova (11/1), Serena Williams (14/1), Kasatkina and Pliskova (both 18/1) and Wozniacki (20/1). Just like the other sites, Caroline Garcia has odds of 25/1, which means that bookmakers don’t believe that the French player can best her previous achievement of reaching the quarter-finals at the 2017 French Open.
Ole777 is a newcomer on the online betting scene that offers betting on a variety of sports. They have a free £30 bonus token for new sportsbook players who will place ten qualifying bets of £30. The site also offers various promotions and specials for certain sports events which will certainly give you a greater chance to win.
Ole777’s odds for the 2018 French Open Women Singles are no surprise. Svitolina is the favorite with odds of 4/1 and is closely followed by Simona Halep with odds of 9/2. The two biggest favorites for the title are followed by Spain’s Muguruza (7/1), Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic (9/1), Russian favorite Maria Sharapova (11/1) and USA’s best female tennis player of all time Serena Williams (14/1).
Considering the odds, it’s clear that Svitolina and Halep are the favorites, but can anyone really write off Serena? Although she entered the tournament as an outsider, she is a true champion that will never give up. If you ask us, you should think about your bet carefully.
SportPesa is another newcomer on the British online betting scene which offers a huge variety of sports and markets to bet on. They have a £10 matched bet bonus token which you can get once you sign-up and place your first £10 bet. The site also has great promotions and specials which shouldn’t be missed.
SportPesa favors Elena Svitolina (4/1) as the favorite for this year’s Roland Garros, with Simona Halep not too far behind (9/2). Just like other bookmakers, SportPesa has Sharapova and Williams next on the list (11/1 and 14/1 respectively) with Pliskova and Kasatkina behind (18/1). Caroline Wozniacki has slightly worse odds with 20/1, while one of the contenders for taking over the Nr. 1 spot in the rankings, Caroline Garcia, is being given odds of 25/1.
If you ask us, we’d put our money on any of the dark horse favorites. We can’t really split Svitolina and Halep, and the odds for the other players certainly look attractive. This is why you need to think carefully before putting your bet, as the French Open always has aces in the sleeve.