Okay BetUS tennis betting buffs, with the women’s 2020 French Open Final set, it’s time to take an in-depth look at the value-packed tennis betting odds surrounding this year’s third and final Grand Slam event.
World No. 6 Sofia Kenin will look to claim her second Slam title of the year after winning the 2020 Australian Open in January while unheralded 54th-seeded Iga Świątek looks to cap off her stunning run by claiming her first major championship.
With both players going full bore at Roland Garros on Saturday, let’s find out which player is offering the best value in the 2020 WTA French Open finals.
2020 Women’s French Open Final Prediction
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. ET
Where: Roland Garros
Sofia Kenin +155
Iga Świątek -175
The 19-year-old Iga Świątekk stunned 2019 French Open runner-up and No. 15 seed Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-2 in her opener before dispatching unseeded veteran Hsieh Su-wei 6-1, 6-4 in the second round. The native of Poland a 2017 Australian Open Junior finalist in 2017, dispatched Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-3 in the third round before pulling off the biggest shocker of the tournament by obliterating world No. 2 and top-seeded Simona Halep 6-1, 6-2 in the fourth.
Świątek then dispatched the unseeded Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals before taking out surprising qualifier Nadia Podoroska 6-2, 6-1 in the semis on Thursday. Now, Swiatek enters the finals having lost 24 games.
“I’m going to be, like, an ‘underdog,” Swiatek said, using her fingers to make air quotes. “It seems unreal,” Swiatek said. “On one hand, I know that I can play great tennis. On the other hand, it’s kind of surprising for me.”
The 21-year-old Kenin went the distance in both of her first two matches against Ludmilla Samsonova and Ana Bogdan. That was before dispatching the unseeded Irina Bara in quick fashion, 6-2, 6-0 in the third round.
Kenin went the distance again in order to get past unseeded Fiona Ferro in the fourth round while keeping up her trends of three-setters, by going the distance again in the quarterfinals against fellow American Danielle Collins, (6-4, 4-6, 6-0). Kenin reached the finals by subduing world No. 11 and seventh-seeded, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the finals.
“My mentality has obviously changed,” Kenin said. “I feel like I should be getting deep in a tournament, but try not to put pressure on myself.”
Kenin said patience was the key to getting past the savvy Kvitova in the semifinals.
“I mean, obviously I felt like I could not overpower her. I knew I just needed to adjust my game.” Kenin said, “I had to control the points, move her, dictate, try not to give her short balls, try to have a good serve.”
Women’s French Open Final Prediction
While Świątek is the least-known – and lower-ranked player by far in this matchup – I think her run to the finals has been far more impressive than the gritty Kenin’s. To rehash, Swiatek took out one of last year’s French Open finalists before beating the world No. 2 and prohibitive favorite, Simona Halep, in this year’s tournament.
Kenin is gritty and won’t fall without a fight. However, the way Swiatek has not dropped a single set here, and is my pick to claim her first Grand Slam. Swiatek looks like the better clay-court player. And, she’s had all the answers. I’m going with the blossoming youngster to become the second, first-time Grand Slam winner this year.
Pick: Iga Świątek in 3 Sets