Who Has the Best Odds to Win the 2017 French Open

Well, the Australian Open is over and the tennis world is still buzzing about the amazing performances by Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Next up on the Grand Slam circuit is the French Open, May 28th - June 11th.

Wondering how the French Open is shaping up for the players?

If you're getting ready to set your bets, here are a few things you should know.

The Women's Tournaments

As far as the women's tournaments go, the Betting Gods are leaning heavily toward Serena Williams. She is running steady at 2-1 odds, giving her a 33% chance at the win.

Following those odds at second place is Garbine Muguruza, at 9-2, or 18%. That's a considerable distance between the two. But as with anything in life, there are no guarantees.

Muguruza is completely comfortable playing on clay, which is Williams' weakest surface. And though her playing since last summer has been less focused than many anticipated, she holds the advantage over Williams in terms of playing on clay.

That comfort and confidence could be enough to boost her odds and give Williams a run for her money.

Another possible contender is Maria Sharapova.

She recently reached the semifinals in Stuttgart playing in her first tournament since serving a 15-month doping suspension. Sharapova is going to require a wildcard from the French Tennis Federation to even play the French Open, but if she gets it, her veteran status may just help her rise to the top.

For those who like to play it riskier, your best bets would be Venus Williams or Caroline Wozniacki.
Having made it to the final round once before, Williams, like her sister, has the experience. And although the 26-year-old Wozniacki hasn't been consistent over the past few years, she has real talent. Plus, she's taken Serena Williams down once before.

The Men's Tournaments

The odds for the men's tournaments aren't quite so cut and dry.

At the moment, Novak Djokovic is taking the lead with 13-8 odds, giving him a 38% chance at taking the French Open. But the next contender, Rafael Nadal, has 11-4 odds, which is about a 27% chance at the win. That's a much smaller margin between the first and second contenders than in the women's tournaments.

Of course, with Federer taking the Australian open, he's looking pretty good for the French Open too.
Andy Murray is also a top option after nearly getting the 2016 title there.

All of this is good news for Djokovic though, who seems to perform well when the pressure has him backed into a corner. Plus, his victory last year at Roland Garros puts him comfortably on the clay.

Then again, Nadal plays his best tennis on clay and has nine French Open titles to prove it. And though 2015 and 2016 were a little shaky, the 30-year-old is looking to make a comeback this year.

For those looking for more risk, the Betting Gods advise keeping an eye on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marin Cilic who both currently rank inside the top-10 of the world tennis rankings. If they're at the top of their game, they could just take the title in the men's tournaments.

Happy betting and good luck!

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