The 2022 French Open will serve up on the iconic red courts at Stade Roland Garros (Clay) in Paris, France for two weeks from Sunday, May 22 to Sunday, June 5 with the second major of the year featuring the much-anticipated Women’s Singles tournament.
The French Open is known as one of the most grueling events on the WTA Tour, with players needing to make it through 7 rounds to win the championship and the Clay surface of Roland Garros pounding on feet and legs and a slower pace compared to other surfaces.
No Barty Means FO Women’s Bracket Is Wide Open?
We’ve already seen the first of the four Tennis majors played in January Down Under with the 2022 Australian Open where Aussie Ashleigh Barty defeated Danielle Collins in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 to capture the Women’s Singles championship in Melbourne.
But there will be no Barty at the 2022 French Open as the 25-year-old Australian Open winner retired for the second time. But don’t expect that to last, as like Tom Brady, Jay-Z, and many others who talk about “retirement,” Barty will be back no matter what you read.
Game, Set, ASH 🏆@ashbarty • #AusOpen • #AO2022 pic.twitter.com/T99hvrbsO7
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) March 24, 2022
The 2022 Wimbledon Championships are set to be held from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 10 at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in London, England. Recently retired World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was the Women’s winner there last year.
The 2022 US Open is scheduled to be held from Monday, August 29 to Sunday, September 11 from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York. Emma Raducanu won the 2021 US Open Women’s Singles crown.
The 2022 French Open will air on NBC, and stream on the NBC Sports App, and Peacock with French Open Day sessions starting at 5 am EDT (2 am PDT) up until the Quarterfinals round and all of the French Open Night sessions beginning at 3 pm EDT (12 pm PDT).
Let’s look at the odds to win the 2022 French Open Women’s Singles championship from the No. 1-ranked online sportsbook BetUS, and as you can see with AO winner and then No. 1 Barty retired, Iga Świątek is the French Open favorite (+250).
2022 French Open Women’s Singles Final Winner Odds
Iga Świątek +250
Simona Halep +650
Barbora Krejčíková +1000
Paula Badosa +1200
Naomi Osaka +1200
Paula Badosa +1200
Garbiñe Muguruza +1200
Maria Sakkari +1400
Cori Gauff +2000
Aryna Sabalenka +2000
Emma Raducanu +2000
Serena Williams +2000
Bianca Andreescu +2800
Victória Azárenka +3300
Petra Kvitová +3300
Karolína Plíšková +3300
Elena Rybakina +3300
Tamara Zidanšek +3300
Madison Keys, USA +4000
Karolina Muchova +4000
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +4000
Clara Tauson +4000
Marketa Vondrousova +4000
Daria Kasatkina +5000
Sofia Kenin +6600
Marta Kostyuk +6600
Jessica Pegula +6600
Sloane Stephens +6600
Ekaterina Alexandrova +8000
French Open Women’s Singles Final Winners (2000-2021)
2021—Barbora Krejčíková, Czech Republic (Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia)
2020—Iga Świątek, Poland (Sofia Kenin, USA)
2019—Ashleigh Barty, Japan (Markéta Vondroušová, Czech Republic)
2018—Simona Halep, Romania (Sloane Stephens, USA)
2017—Jeļena Ostapenko, Latvia (Simona Halep, Romania)
2016—Garbiñe Muguruza, Spain (Serena WIlliams, USA)
2015—Serena Williams, USA (Lucie Šafářová, Czech Republic)
2014—Maria Sharapova, Russia (Simona Halep, Romania)
2013—Serena Williams, USA (Maria Sharapova, Russia)
2012—Maria Sharapova, Russia (Sara Errani, Italy)
2011—Li Na, China (Francesca Schiavone, Italy)
2010—Francesca Schiavone, Italy (Samantha Stosur, Austria)
2009—Serena Williams, USA (Dinara Safina, Russia)
2008—Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia (Dinara Safina, Russia)
2007—Justine Henin, Belgium (Ana Ivanovic, Serbia)
2006—Justine Henin, Belgium (Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia)
2005—Justine Henin, Belgium (Mary Pierce, France)
2004—Anastasia Myskina, Russia (Elena Dementieva, Russia)
2003—Justine Henin, Belgium (Kim Clijsters, Belgium)
2002—Serena WIlliams, USA (Venus Williams, USA)
2001—Jennifer Capriati, USA (Kim Clijsters, Belgium)
2000—Mary Pierce, France (Conchita Martinez, Spain)
Swiatek Worthy French Open Women’s Singles Fave
Last year, Barbora Krejčíková (10/1 to win 2022 French Open), of the Czech Republic won the Ladies’ Singles title at Roland Garros, defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenko of Russia in three sets, but for Krejčíková to repeat on the Clay would be a surprise to many.
Even with Barty retired and the confidence from winning this Tournament last year, expecting the No. 2-ranked Krejčíková, to win here again in back-to-back years seems like gambling although she is an eight-time champion and definitely at the peak of her game.
But Krejčíková has just one Majors singles title—here in Paris a year ago—and is known more as a Doubles dominator, where seven of her eight Grand Slam wins have come from, so imagining a Świątek-Krejčíková on the red clay is the best handicapping idea from far.
And remember, Świątek (+250) was the champion here two years ago, stunning the USA’s Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-1 in the Finals, after coming into the City of Lights ranked No. 54 and winning the 2020 French Open as a 19-year-old, the youngest since Monica Seles in 1992.
“I haven’t won a tournament in two years so I’m not quite sure what to say, but thank you everyone,” an overwhelmed and trembling Świątek said from underneath her COViD-19 mask after winning at Court Philipe Chartier two Summers ago in our changing world.
Just 19, ranked 54th, Iga Swiatek wins French Open for 1st Slam https://t.co/s4oI4msdin pic.twitter.com/vOvrhXvsW1
— CP24 (@CP24) October 10, 2020
In head-to-head matches, Świątek is 2-0 lifetime vs. Krejčíková, winning once on Clay and once on a Hard surface. So far in 2022, Świątek has gone 26-3 in her Singles matches with 2021 French Open champ Krejčíková 9-5. Świątek is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.
So if the two should meet on the red clay of Roland Garros, edge Świątek, but obviously just getting to that theoretical point will mean surviving the gauntlet of other stars there like Simona Halep (+650), Paula Badosa (12/1) and Garbiñe Muguruza (12/1).
And with Barty out and Świątek and Krejčíková beatable here, a longer shot can definitely win this tournament like Naomi Osaka (12/1), Maria Sakkari (14/1), Cori Gauff (20/1), Aryna Sabalenka (20/1), Emma Raducanu (20/1) or maybe Serena Williams (20/1).
But logic dictates that at least two and maybe three of the top four on the oddsboard will make it to the Semifinals and have a legit chance to actually cash the Futures bet in—the reason many online betting on Tennis actually make their bets in first place. Winning is fun.
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Kevin Stott is a sports writer who has covered the Sports Gambling industry for over 20 years, handicapping sporting events for SportsbookReview, Gaming Today and Bleacher/Report and was an award-winning writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s View Newspapers. Stott is an avid sports bettor and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. …
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