2017 Roland Garros Women’s Semifinals Winning Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,June 8, 2017 9:45, EDT in

No Serena Williams…no problem! No Maria Sharapova? Again…no worries. With the G.O.A.T. out of this year’s French Open and her longtime rival sidelined by tournament officials who didn’t feel she deserved a wild card entry, a quartet of first-time grand slam hopefuls will square off in two 2017 French Open semifinals that both have the look of thrilling matches just waiting to happen!

If you’re looking to cash in on the pair of 2017 French Open WTA semifinal matchups that will go down on Thursday, June 8, then you’re in luck, thanks to this tennis betting picks that you’re about to get!

2017 Roland Garros Women’s Semifinals Winning Predictions

 

 

Jelena Ostapenko +130
Timea Bacsinszky -150

Jelena Ostapenko +2.5 games -105
Timea Bacsinszky -2.5 games -115

Over 21.5 Games -120
Under 21.5 Games +100

Analysis: Unseeded, 19-year-old Latvian Jelena Ostapenko became the first teenager to reach the French Open women’s semifinals since 2007 but I’m not surprised since I picked her to dispatch former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals.

“I’m really happy, I can’t believe it,” the World No. 47, Ostapenko said.

Now after advancing with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Sunshine, Ostapenko will take on Swiss 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky, who advanced by pounding France’s Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4.

Ostapenko and the 27-year-old Bacsinszky will both celebrate their birthdays on Thursday with Bacsinszky reaching the French semis for the second time after doing so in 2015.

The pair have never played one another, but I’m going to urge you to back Jelena Ostapenko for several reasons. First, she’s the far younger player and should have more energy to spare because of it. Second, she’s the bigger player with far more firepower than her elder opponent, although Bacsinszky has the big edge in experience.

Jelena Ostapenko is clearly playing with ‘house money’ ad has absolutely nothing to lose, which is why I believe she’ll advance with a thrilling three-set win. In addition to playing Ostapenko for the outright win, I’m also going to urge you to play the Over 21.5 games as this match looks like a sure-fire, three-setter just waiting to happen.

Pick: Jelena Ostapenko in 3 Sets

Simona Halep

Simona Halep
Karolina Pliskova

World No. 4 Simona Halep came roaring back from an insane from 6-3, 5-1 deficit to beat Elina Svitolina 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-0 to reach the semifinals where she’ll face World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova for a chance to reach the finals.

“I think today I showed that I’m stronger mentally,” Halep said. “I stayed there till the end, even if I was a little bit upset during the match. But it was all positive.”

Pliskova advanced by beating Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the semis.

“I feel strange, but I feel happy,” Pliskova said. “I think I’m able to play better tennis, which I’m probably going to need tomorrow.

“We’ve played a few times, it’s going to be tricky, because she’s almost everywhere and not missing much. I think I have to be more aggressive than I was today.

“I beat her once in Fed Cup, it was a very tough match, but it’s not like I have never beaten her. I’m just going try to take advantage from this and try to play like I have nothing to lose. I’m in semi-finals. I just try to play my best tennis this time.”

Now, the World No. 1 ranking is on the line for two players both looking to win their first grand slam titles. Halep owns a 4-1 edge over Pliskova and beat her 6-3, 6-3 in Montreal a year ago in their last meeting.

For their semifinal match, I’m going to urge you to back the faster and more experienced Simona Halep to get the win and take another step toward he first slam title. While Pliskova is the taller player with more firepower, especially with her serve, the clay courts at Roland Garros are suited for her speed, accuracy and pit bull-like tenacity.

While all three of her career wins over Karolina Pliskova have come in straight sets, I don’t think that will be the case this time around. Still, Simona Halep is the pick to win in three sets!

Pick: Simona Halep in 3 Sets