Women’s Roland Garros Tennis Odds and Predictions: The week before Roland Garros has begun, and with a Grand Slam on the horizon, the women’s qualifying competition is in full gear.
I’ve discovered value in two of Tuesday’s women’s qualifying matches and feel they’re worth a wager.
Read on for two plays from Roland Garros on Tuesday!
Women’s Roland Garros Tennis Odds and Predictions:
Laura Pigossi (+145) vs. Nastasja Mariana Schunk (-200)
ET 8:15 a.m.
Laura Pigossi made headlines earlier this clay-court season when she reached the WTA finals in Bogota. Pigossi has mostly maintained her momentum since then, going 5-3 in her matches, but she’s just 3-2 on clay.
Pigossi’s maiden WTA final took place on clay, her favoured surface. She has won 57% of her career clay matches and continues to develop on the surface.. Pigossi had a 21-9 record on the dirt last season after playing 30 matches.
The Brazilian’s game is ideal on clay. She possesses a powerful forehand and gets excellent consistent depth from both wings; she moves the ball well around the court; and, although lacking the overpowering strength to dominate from the baseline, her mobility around the court is remarkable.
Nastasja Mariana Schunk has a 9-5 record
Nastasja Mariana Schunk has a 9-5 record on the dirt this season and will compete in Roland Garros qualifying. Schunk reached the final of a $100,000 tournament in Wiesbaden in early May, losing to Danka Kovinic.
She has won 73 percent of her clay-court matches in her career, which is more than 25 percent better than her hard-court winning rate. She’s had success this season against strong opposition, including taking 11 games from Elena Rybakina in Stuttgart.
Schunk’s lefty forehand controls the baseline effectively, and her backhand is excellent, seldom breaking down. She has a high rally tolerance and can make her opponents uneasy with her aggressive lefty game.
This is a tight contest between two guys who know how to play on clay.
Pigossi will try to grind Schunk down with her constant depth and keep balls to Schunk’s backhand, where the German will find it more difficult to attack. Schunk’s tactic will be to push her powerful lefty forehand against Pigossi’s backhand in order to get short balls she can put away.
The bigger-hitting Schunk will sometimes get hot and dominate with her forehand., while Pigossi will grind her down and induce unforced mistakes. This match is expected to be close.
Over 20.5 games (-135).
Olga Danilovic (-114) vs. Rebeka Masarova (-114) (-108)
12:00 p.m. ET
Olga Danilovic has won 71% of her clay-court matches in her career, but she’ll be out of practice for this one. This season, Danilovic has only competed in one competition.
Due to medical issues, Danilovic has not played a match since an ITF match in October, and although she did reach the quarterfinals of Koper’s $60k tournament, she had to retire 3-4 down to Ysaline Bonaventure due to tiredness. Danilovic faced overmatched opponents in the first two rounds, making it difficult to gauge her true ability.
Danilovic is best known for winning the WTA Tour’s Moscow River Cup on clay in 2018. She is an extremely aggressive lefty with a tiny margin of error. Danilovic is very aggressive from both wings, and her serve can be used as a weapon when she is in good condition. Danilovic, on the other hand, was broken nine times in fewer than five sets at Koper.
Rebeka Masarova was two points away from reaching the semifinals of a $100,000 tournament at La Bisbal D’Emporda. The Spaniard, however, was defeated in three sets by Asia Muhammad.
Masarova is at home on clay
Where she has a 70% winning record in professional competitions. Masarova is 4-3 on the dirt this season, but she was 14-5 last season. Despite her average mobility, the increased bounce on clay puts the ball into the 6 foot, one inch Spaniard’s striking zone, allowing her to hunt down more strokes from her opponent.
The world No. 136 uses her groundstrokes to dominate the baseline and tries to be the aggressor in rallies. Her rally tolerance isn’t the finest, but it’s adequate given how powerful her groundstrokes are. The odds are provided by OKBET Sportsbook for a complete list.
Danilovic plays a low-margin game, which will make his recovery after a lengthy injury layoff difficult. She’ll need to practice her groundstrokes against Masarova, a higher-level opponent than she faced in Koper.
Danilovic’s retirement in Koper also raises concerns about her physical fitness for this match.
Furthermore, Masarova’s powerful groundstrokes will put Danilovic on the defense. Despite the fact that she had a lot of match play, the Serb would be unhappy since she like to be the aggressor in rallies.
Masarova ML (-114).