Jelena Ostapenko is the defending champion over at the women’s side of things at Roland Garros, but she’ll face tough competition in her quest for a repeat win at the French Open. If not Ostapenko or one of these recent picks, any of the three sleepers we’ve listed below could take home the crown. Read on for a succinct preview of each of those competitors.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the 2018 WTA French Open of Tennis Women’s Singles Division
*Find the complete list of the French Open Women’s Singles betting lines here
Coco Vandeweghe (+5000)
Vandeweghe was sent home early in last year’s staging of the French Open, as she was ousted in the round of 128, losing to Magdalena Rybarikova right out of the gate to the tune of a 6-1 6-4 score. Still, that
early exit should not make people overlook the fact that in 2017, she made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon, and the semis of the US Open. All those deep runs point to Vandeweghe’s fighting spirit and ability to win against elite competition.
Sloane Stephens (+4000)
Casual tennis fans may know Stephens more for her sexy poses on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, but she’s one tough competitor in the sport as well. Like Vandeweghe, Stephens also packed her bags early in last
year’s French Open when she made it only to as far as the second round. However, it’s not right to just forget the fact that she’s made it to the round of 16 in four consecutive years prior to 2017. Stephens has
won a title this year with a triumph at the Miami Masters last April in which she beat the likes of Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, and Jelena Ostapenko on her way to the title.
Madison Keys (+4000)
The 23-year-old Keys is coming off a loss to Simona Halep via a walkover in the third round of the recently-concluded Rome Masters, as she had to withdraw from the competition due to a right rib injury. On her
way to her supposed date with French Open favorite Halep, she took down Donna Vekic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Assuming Keys recovers just fine from the rib injury in time for Roland Garros, her odds
to win the title might be tastier than it looks. In last year’s French Open, Keys reached the round of 64. She was also the runner-up to Sloane Stephens in the 2017 US Open Finals.
There you have them—the best sleeper predictions heading into the 2018 French Open. Register here to make your picks, and start cashing in on all of the upcoming action in this highly-anticipated major tournament.
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