French Open Tennis 2024 Predictions: Women’s Singles Winner Preview, & Best Bets – Iga Swiatek favored over the field for good reason 

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Whereas the French Open men’s singles competition figures to be wide open, the story – at least on paper – is much different in the women’s event. Iga Swiatek has triumphed 3 times in the last 4 years at Roland Garros and is once again going off as a massive favorite. Can anyone challenge her on the terre battue? Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff, Elena Rybakina and Danielle Collins are among those who hope to put up a fight. 

Let’s take a look at the odds and best bets to be made on the women’s singles side at the French Open. 

French Open tennis women’s singles odds 

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook 

Iga Swiatek -160
Aryna Sabalenka +650
Coco Gauff +850
Elena Rybakina +1000
Danielle Collins +2000
Qinwen Zheng +3500
Mirra Andreeva +3500
Elina Svitolina +4000
Ons Jabeur +4000
Jelena Ostapenko +5000

Maria Sakkari +5000
Beatriz Haddad Maia +5000
Marketa Vondrousova +5000
Ben Shelton +7000


French Open tennis 3-star best bet: Iga Swiatek (-160) 

I probably wouldn’t play this any lower than it is, but at -165 there is decent value on Swiatek even as an overwhelming favorite. You just can’t bet against her on clay. The world No 1 is by far the best player on tour regardless of surface, but she takes it to another level on the red stuff. Swiatek is already a 3-time French Open champion at just 22 years old and she is coming off back-to-back clay-court titles in Madrid and Rome. Sabalenka came close in the Madrid final, but nobody was competitive against Swiatek in the second of 2 straight 1000-point tournaments. There is a good chance that nobody comes close against her in Paris, either. 

French Open tennis 2-star best bet: Aryna Sabalenka (+650) 

Perhaps what you have to like most about Sabalenka is that she is the No 2 seed and therefore on the opposite side of the draw from Swiatek. If the Belarusian has to go up against the top seed at Roland Garros, it won’t be until the final. Obviously Sabalenka’s best bet is for someone else to upset Swiatek along the way, but it’s not like the 26-year-old wouldn’t have a chance if that matchup does come to fruition. Sabalenka was one point away from beating Swiatek in Rome, only to succumb 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7) in an incredible title match. The 2024 campaign has been pretty much great for Sabalenka from start to finish, headlined by a second straight Australian Open triumph plus runner-up efforts in Brisbane, Madrid and Rome. A third major title is by no means out of the question. 

French Open tennis 1-star best bet: Jelena Ostapenko (+5000) 

Ostapenko is an all-or-nothing kind of player and – especially in the cases of underdogs – those are the types you want to back on the outright market. They can lose to just about any opponent on any given day, but they can just as easily go all the way. Ostapenko has done just that at a major, and did so at none other than Roland Garros back in 2017 (when she upset a heavily favored Simona Halep in the final). Seven years later the 26-year-old is still seeking her second slam title, but she is playing well and certainly not past her prime. She advanced to the quarterfinals in Rome, so confidence should be high. Moreover, Ostapenko has continued to fare well at majors. The Latvian has reached the Wimbledon semis (2018) and 3 other quarters (1 each at Wimbledon, the Australian Open and U.S. Open). 


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