2019 French Open Women's Odds, Predictions & Picks

2019 French Open Women’s Odds, Predictions & Picks

Written by on May 24, 2019

Over on the women’s WTA Tour portion, all eyes will be on World No. 1 Naomi Osaka as she seeks her third straight major title. Could the talented 21-year-old manage to accomplish the super difficult feat or will World No. 2 Simona Halep go back-to-back after winning here a year ago following a pair of finals losses in 2014 and 2017?

Will the legendary Serena Williams get back on top of the women’s game or will she fail to make it through the entirety of the grueling two-week event after pulling out of her last few events with injuries?

The year’s second tennis major, the French Open, begins on Sunday, May 26 at Roland Garros, with Halep favored (+400) to repeat as champion. Osaka is fourth on the odds list (+1000) with the legendary Serena Williams second (+800) and Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza as the No. 3 pick (+900). Now, let’s get to my top 5 picks to win the WTA portion of the 23019 French Open.

2019 French Open Women’s Odds, Predictions & Picks

  • When: Sunday, May 26 – Sunday, June 9
  • Where: Stade Roland Garros – Paris, France
  • Live Stream: NBCSports.com

2019 French Open Schedule

  • May 20 – May 24: Qualifying
  • May 26 – May 28: 1st Round
  • May 31 – June 1: 3rd Round
  • June 2 – June 3: Fourth Round
  • June 4 – June 5: Quarter Finals
  • June 6 – June 7: Semi-Finals
  • June 8: Ladies’ Finals
  • June 9: Gentleman’s Final

2019 French Open WTA Odds

  • Simona Halep +400
  • Serena Williams +800
  • Garbiñe Muguruza +900
  • Naomi Osaka +1000
  • Sloane Stephens +1000
  • Elina Svitolina +1000
  • Petra Kvitova +1200
  • Angelique Kerber +1600
  • Karolina Pliskova +1400
  • Jelena Ostapenko +2500

My Top Five Picks

No. 5 Jelena Ostapenko

  • 2019 French Open Odds: +2500

I know the hard-hitting 21-year-old Latvia native is an uninspiring 8-14 on the year with no titles and that she got knocked out in the second round in Spain and retired in her first round match in Rome, but this is also the place where Ostapenko became a household name by winning the 2017 French Open. I’m thinking Ostapenko, who is 7-2 in nine career matches at Roland Garros, could make a deep run if she can get her mind right. Maybe it’s me but I like Ostapenko’s longshot value.

No. 4 Naomi Osaka

  • 2019 French Open Odds: +1000

The sweet-swinging 21-year-old World No. 1 from Japan is 19-5 on the year and the rising star won her second straight grand slam title by bagging the 2019 Australian Open. I know Osaka is just 4-3 in seven career matches at Roland Garros, but she’s clearly not the same player that entered the 2018 French Open. Osaka has won, not one, but two grand slams, so she now has a newfound level of confidence moving forward that should serve her well.

No. 3 Sloane Stephens

  • 2019 French Open Odds: +1000

The 26-year-old Florida native and World No. 7 is a modest 14-9 on the year with no titles, but the 2017 U.S. Open winner reached the finals here a year ago and she looked great in reaching the semis in Madrid before losing in the second round in Rome. Stephens has gone 20-7 at Roland Garros (74%) in her career and I think she could be poised to win her second career slam title.

No. 2 Petra Kvitova

  • 2019 French Open Odds: +1200

The 29-year-old Monaco native has gone an impressive 28-8 this year with two titles in Sydney and Stuttgart. Kvitova is a two-time Wimbledon winner and while she’s never surpassed her semifinal berth here in 2012, I believe she can now beat anyone in the world on any surface. Kvitova is 23-10 in 33 matches at Roland Garros and she’s looked great in two of her last three clay court tournaments.

No. 1 Simona Halep

  • 2019 French Open Odds: +400

The World No. 3 is the prohibitive favorite for a reason. The 5’6” dynamo is 23-8 on the year and while sh hasn’t won a title yet, she’s reached the finals in three of the last five French Opens and won her maiden slam a year ago by reigning at Roland Garros. Halep has also gone 24-8 in 32 career French open matches and she’s been in two straight finals. She’ll be hungry for the win here and I believe she can get it!