2019 French Open Women’s Singles Final Odds & Pick: Barty vs Vondrousova
- Australian Ashleigh Barty is the -165 favorite to win the French Open Women’s Singles title
- Czech Marketa Vondrousova is the +135 underdog
- Vondrousova, 19, could be the first teenager to win the French Open Women’s Singles title since Croatia’s Iva Majoli in 1997
The French Open Women’s Singles final is set for Saturday. It isn’t anywhere near what the prognosticators forecast two weeks ago when the tournament began. However, anyone who’s followed the women’s side of the competition at Roland-Garros is well aware that such developments are par for the course in French Open odds.
Ashleigh Barty vs Marketa Vondrousova French Open Women’s Singles Final Odds
|Ashleigh Barty||-165||-2.5 (-120)||22.0 (EVEN)|
|Marketa Vondrousova||+135||+2.5 (-110)||22.0 (-130)|
*Odds taken 06/07/19
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty opened as the co-eighth betting choice. She was given odds of +2200 to win it all. Across an array of top sportsbooks, her average odds to take the tournament were +1900. As recently at January 27, you could’ve grabbed a +2900 futures ticket on Barty to win on the clay of Roland-Garros.
Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic, the other finalist, was listed at +6600 on April 29. As recently as May 24, she was offered at +3800.
It’s the first Grand Slam final for both players.
Barty Battles Back
In her semifinal against American teenager Amanda Anisimova, Barty overcame a 7-6 (7-4) first-set loss. The Aussie blew a 5-0 lead in that set. It was an advantage that took Barty just 13 minutes to accumulate before her collapse.
She was also down 3-0 in the second set before rallying. Barty won back-to-back 6-3 sets and advance to the final.
When she fell in that first set loss, it was just the second set Barty had dropped at Roland-Garros. As well, it’s the first time that Barty had trailed in sets in any of her French Open matches.
Barty is the first Australian to reach a French Open singles final since Samantha Stosur finished as the runner-up in 2010.
Clijsters’ French Open Premonition
A piece of advice when it comes to future tennis Grand Slam events. When former world no. 1 Kim Clijsters speaks, it’s advisable to pay attention.
Kim Clijsters: Karolina Pliskova is the favorite of the tournament. Marketa Vondrousova can surprise pic.twitter.com/HxrTNr9kHr
— Petra ? (@Pet84a) May 28, 2019
At the outset of the tourney, Belgian Clijsters, a 2001 and 2003 French Open Women’s Singles finalist, touted Vondrousova as one to watch.
Vondrousova (19) and Anisimova (17) were the first pair of teenagers to reach the Women’s Singles semifinals at Roland-Garros since Justine Henin (19) and Clijsters (17) in 2001. Vondrousova will seek to be the first teenager to wear the French Open Women’s Singles crown since Croatia’s Iva Majoli in 1997.
In her semifinal, the underdog Czech rallied in both sets to defeat Britain’s Johanna Konta 7-5, 7-6 (7-2). Konta squandered 5-3 leads in both sets. Three times, the Brit was one point away from a first-set win. In both sets, she was serving for the win and failed to deliver.
Seeking to be the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam final since 1977, Konta committed 41 unforced errors. She is now 0-3 in Grand Slam semifinals.
It’s Barty’s French Open to Win
Vondrousova is the first teenager in the French Open Women’s Singles final since Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic, 19, in 2007. She could also be the second unseeded player in three years to win the title, joining Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko (2017).
Vondrousova never moved beyond the second round of the tournament prior to this year. After she beat Petra Martic in the quarterfinals, Martic described Vondrousova as the most mobile on-court player in the WTA.
Ashleigh Barty vs Marketa Vondrousova Stats
|1||Grand Slam Final Appearances||1|
|8||French Open Seeding||Unseeded|
|12-2||2019 French Open Record||12-0|
|17-4||2019 Record On Clay||21-2|
|4||Career Tournament Wins||1|
It’s abundantly clear that Vondrousova is about to make a big move up the rankings in women’s tennis. However, now is not the time that she will capture her first Grand Slam title.
Konta literally handed their semifinal to Vondrousova with her litany of unforced errors.
Barty is not going to make that mistake. She’s a crafty player with an array of tricks up her sleeve. If Vondrousova tries to play catch-up against the Aussie, she’ll be caught out.
Combined Roland-Garros wins of Anisimova, Barty, Konta & Vondrousova prior to this year's tournament: 3
Combined Roland-Garros wins of Nadal, Federer, Djokovic & Thiem prior to this year's tournament: 232
This might be the craziest stat I've ever seen.#RG19
— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) June 6, 2019
The eighth seed and the no. 8 player in the world, Barty has been poised to make noise in a major event. She’ll be the first Aussie to win at Roland-Garros since Margaret Court (1973).
Pick: Ashleigh Barty (-165)