JELENA OSTAPENKO v SIMONA HALEP BETTING PREVIEWJelena Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday by storming into the finals of the 2017 French Open with a nerve-wracking 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 victory over Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday. She has already taken three seeded opponents out of the tournament, but No. 11 seed Caroline Wozniacki may be the toughest challenge she's faced thus far.
Jelena Ostapenko's Route to the final
- R1: 4-6 6-3 6-3 Chirico
- R2: 6-3 6-2 Puig
- R3: 6-1 6-4 Tsurenko
- R4: 2-6 6-2 6-4 Stosur
- QF: 4-6 6-2 6-2 Wozniacki
- SF: 7-6 3-6 6-3 Bacsinszky
Simona Halep is coming off a three set thrilling victory (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) over Karolina Pliskova on Thursday. Nowhere was her tenacity and ability to soak up punishment more apparent than in the quarter-finals when she trailed Elina Svitolina by a set and 5-1 but somehow found a way to win.
Simona Halep's Route to the final
- R1: 6-2 6-3 Cepelova
R2: 6-4 6-3 Maria
R3: 6-0 7-5 Kastkina
R4: 6-1 6-1 Suarez Navarro
QF: 3-6 7-6 6-0 Svitolina
SF: 6-4 3-6 6-3 Pliskova
The Romanian can become world No. 1 for the first time with a win – Angelique Kerber will remain top of the rankings if she loses. She has recently reached the semis at Stuttgart, won Madrid and reached the final at Rome. Key for Halep this coming Saturday is her first serve. She is fifth in this year’s French Open in first serve percentage with an incredible 77 percent clip.
FRENCH OPEN - JELENA OSTAPENKO v SIMONA HALEP BEST ODDS
|JELENA OSTAPENKO||4.00 with||Bet £10, win £40.00|
|SIMONA HALEP||1.32 with||Bet £10, win £13.20|
FRENCH OPEN - JELENA OSTAPENKO v SIMONA HALEP PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Winner: Jelena Ostapenko||4.00|
|Set Betting: Ostapenko 2-1||8.00|
|First Service Break: Simona Halep||1.91|
|Games Handicap: Ostapenko +4.5||2.00|
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