French Open 2022 Best Bets and Odds Analysis

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The French Open is the second major of the Grand Slam season. After opening the year in Australia in January, players must wait till the end of May to get their second opportunity to win a prestigious Grand Slam title.

After all the waiting, the warm up tournaments that form the Road to Roland Garros are complete. The opportunity is now here for players.

It is also a fun opportunity for bettors as well. Many tournaments have very little time in between the time the draws are released and the tournament starts.

The most you usually see is the WTA odds to win the tournament. That is not the case, however, at a Grand Slam tournament where we get all types of different exotic markets for us to look for unique betting opportunities.

I’ve taken a look at the betting odds and found some of those opportunities today. Let’s dive in for more winning tennis picks.

WTA who will go further?

Danielle Collins vs. Emma Raducanu

Who will go further? It’s always a fun wager to place. Not only do we look at the talents of the individual players, but we also have to examine their draw and the path that they will take to advance.

This is a fun match up with the fiery American Danielle Collins vs. the reigning US Open Champion Emma Raducanu.

Raducanus’ Performance

Raducanu came into this season with not many expectations for her clay-court swing. She had never played a WTA level professional match on clay before.

However, Raducanu has adapted well. Her first match on clay was against Storm Sanders, the WTA veteran from Australia.

Raducanu not only was able to survive, but she also adapted well with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. She followed that up with a win over Tamara Korpatsch before losing to the invincible Iga Swiatek.

In her next tournament in Madrid, she also got two wins before falling. In her most recent outing in Rome, she was behind against Bianca Andreescu before retiring from the match with injury. Raducanu’s fitness is in question coming into the tournament.

Collins’ Performance

Danielle Collins only played two matches during the two tournaments during the clay-court swing, but she did record one very impressive victory.

In Rome, Collins was able to defeat Simona Halep, one of the best clay-court players in the world. She then fell to fellow American Amanda Anisimova.

Collins is a fiery player who’s at her best on hard courts, but her intense spirit and competitive attitude translate well to any surface.

Collins has continued to get better, and as her consistency has improved, she is becoming more and more formidable.

Now to take a look at their draws. Emma Raducanu will face Natalie Novotna, a qualifier out of the Czech Republic, who played NCAA level tennis at Virginia Tech and Syracuse.

She will then face the winner of Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Xinyu Wang. She will rightfully be favored in that match, but both of those players could pose a challenge.

Raducanu’s Uncertain Future

She’ll most likely be facing Sasnovich. Then she will most likely play Angelique Kerber or Magdalena Frech.

Kerber is coming off a win this week in Strasbourg and will definitely be formidable. Frech also has a large amount of clay court experience.

If she passes there she will most likely face Ons Jabeur. This will be the end of the road for Raducanu, if she’s able to make it this far.

Collins’ French Open Path

Danielle Collins starts with a lucky loser Victoriya Tomova. She will then face the winner of Shelby Rodgers or Tereza Martincova.

Both players in the second round could pose a threat for Collins, but she will be properly favored in that match.

After that, she will most likely face Daria Kasatkina, who is good on clay. Fortunately, Collins’ style is tailor made to beat Kasatkina.

Kasatkina struggles with players who can hit through her, and Collins’ powerful backhand should be too much for the Russian to overcome.

From there she will face Aryna Sabalenka. I believe that Collins has a much better shot against Sabalenka than Raducanu does against Jabeur.

Collins vs. Raducanau’s French Open Future

Danielle Collins is the better clay player and has the more favorable path. While Raducanu had a great run in New York last season, Collins has put forth solid Grand Slam performances with consistency.

Collins was a finalist at the Australian Open this year and made the finals at the French Open in 2020.

This will be Emma Raducanu’s first experience at Roland Garros. Raducanu is also under the pressure of the unrelenting media scrutiny from the English press, while Collins can toil in relative anonymity, without undue pressure or expectations.

Our best bet in the WTA “who will go further” market is Danielle Collins to advance further than Emma Raducanu.

WTA Pick: Danielle Collins to advance further than Emma Raducanu (-135) with BetOnline (visit out BetOnline Review)

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