The WTA portion of the 2021 French Open has been one roller coaster of a ride as we get set for the quarterfinal round on Tuesday. As it stands right now, four of the final five players in this year’s final eight are names even the most ardent tennis fan and betting enthusiast would hardly recognize. Only one player, young American Cori “Coco” Gauff would be considered a known’ entity to casual tennis fans.
No matter the names, the WTA Tour tennis betting odds for two of this year’s quarterfinal matchups are offering a ton of value in the BetUS online sportsbook – if you know where to look. Thankfully, you don’t have to stress out trying to find that tennis betting value. With the homework already done for you, let’s find out which players are likely to advance to the semifinal round on Tuesday.
Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Elena Rybakina -145
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +125
Total Game Odds 21½
Analysis: No. 21 seed Elena Rybakina is clearly a player on the rise. The 6-foot native of Kazakhstan was an uninspiring 8-9 on the year coming into Roland Garros, but the 21-year-old has looked fantastic through four matches. Rybakina rolled in her first three matches, winning each in straight sets while recording at least one 6-1 set in each match. More importantly, the blossoming star got past the incomparable Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals.
“I am so happy with my match, it was amazing,” said Rybakina . “I was small, of course I was watching her matches on TV,” added Rybakina of Williams.
No. 31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was 9-9 on the year coming into Roland Garros with her best performance being a run to the semifinals in Madrid. The 5-9 Russian won her first two matches in straight sets before going the distance to dispatch No. 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka in the third round, via a 6-0 bagel in the final set. Pavlyuchenkova got past veteran Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-2 in the final two sets after dropping the first set.
Prediction: This match will be the first meeting between the two, but I’m going with the younger, bigger and stronger Rybakina to find a way to get it done in this match. I loved the mental fortitude I saw out of the lanky Kazakhstan and I can see her bashing her way to the win with her powerful baseline groundstrokes. This one is going to go the distance to top the 21½-game total, but Rybakina wins to advance.
Pick: Elena Rybakina in Three Sets
Tamara Zidanšek vs. Paula Badosa
Tamara Zidanšek +4½
Paula Badosa -4½
Tamara Zidanšek +250
Paula Badosa -300
Analysis: A pair of unseeded players will meet in the quarterfinal round when Spaniard Paula Badosa battles Slovenian Tamara Zidanšek. Bados won her first two matches in straight sets before going the distance to get past Ana Bogdan in the third round. Badosa then got past No. 20 and 2019 Roland Garros finalist Marketa Vondrousova in three tight sets on Sunday.
Zidanšek upset No. 6 seed Bianca Andreescu in her opener in three sets before smacking American Madison Brengle around in the second round. The 23-year-old needed three sets to win her third-round match but then bounced Sorana Cristea in straight sets on Sunday to reach the quarters.
Prediction: These two have never met before, but I love the way Badosa is playing as she rides an impressive nine-match winning streak into the quarters. Badosa won in Belgrade just prior to the French Open and reached the semis in Madrid just before that. Badosa is on fire and will win to advance to her first Grand Slam semifinal. Don’t forget to take a look at our tennis news before make your online bets.