2022 French Open Women’s Singles: Final Preview, Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
2022 French Open Women’s Singles – World number one Iga Swiatek of Poland looks to gain her second French Open title as she meets US teenage sensation Coco Gauff in the women’s singles final on Saturday. Swiatek, the 2020 French Open winner, dominated Daria Kasatkina of Russia in the semifinal, 6-2 6-1. 18-year-old Gauff cruised past Italian Martina Trevisan, 6-3 6-1, to make it to the final. Swiatek seeks to extend her unbeaten streak to 35 and win her second Roland Garros title. As for Gauff, she looks to win her first-ever Grand Slam title, capping an amazing week for the American. Opening tennis sportsbooks favor Swiatek to emerge victorious in this interesting matchup featuring young but world-class female netters.
2022 French Open Women’s Singles Viewing Information
When: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9:00 AM ET
Iga Swiatek – Looking to Equal Venus Williams
Top seed Swiatek entered Roland Garros as the hottest women’s singles player with a 28-match winning streak on her shoulders. The 1.76-meter right-hander went into business right away as she demolished Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko in the first round. The Warsaw native eased into the fourth round by winning in straight sets over Alison Riske and Danka Kovinic in the second and third rounds, respectively. It was in the round-of-16 that Swiatek was challenged by Chinese power-hitter Zheng Qinwen. The Chinese took the first set, 7-6, but Swiatek regrouped and found her groove in the next two sets, winning 6-0 6-2.
The victory allowed the Pole to face 11th seed Jessica Pegula in the last eight. She aced the match, 6-3 6-2, and qualified for the semifinals to meet Daria Kasatkina. Swiatek eased past the Russian, 6-2 6-1, to gain a ticket to the women’s singles final and stretched her winning streak to 34. She hammered 22 winners past her opponent to cruise to the championship round where she looks to tie Venus Williams’ 35-match winning streak.
Coco Gauff – Youngest Grand Slam Finalist Since Maria Sharapova
Gauff, seeded 18th, began her 2022 French Open campaign looking to eclipse her achievement three years ago in Wimbledon, where she reached the fourth round. She opened the tournament by winning over Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino, 7-5 6-0. In the second round, Gauff defeated Belgian veteran Alison Van Uytvanck, 6-1 7-6, and arranged a third-round clash against Kaia Kanepi. The American won anew, 6-3 6-4, to make it to the round of 16. Gauff secured a quarterfinal berth by defeating 31st-ranked Elise Mertens, 6-4 6-0. That arranged a last-eight clash against compatriot Sloane Stephens.
Gauff could not be denied as she won another straight-set victory over Stephens, 7-5 6-2, to make it to the semifinal. In the last four, she dispatched Martina Trevisan of Italy, 6-3 6-1, to arrange a showdown against Swiatek. Gauff has not lost a set in the tournament and the clash against Swiatek in the French Open final was her first women’s singles Grand Slam final. She was the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova surprised Serena Williams in Wimbledon 18 years ago.
Betting on 2022 French Open Women’s Singles Final
Swiatek and Gauff faced off twice and the Polish netter emerged victorious in those matches. In their first meeting, Swiatek beat Gauff in the semifinal of the 2021 Italian Open, 7-6 6-3. They met again in the Miami Open round-of-16 this year and the Polish tennis star ran over her American foe, 6-3 6-1. Based on the head-to-head matches, Swiatek dominated their clashes and is expected to win again as the claycourt was the Polish netter’s favorite surface. Entering the tournament, Swiatek is an overwhelming favorite with a -110 odds. On the other hand, Gauff entered the French Open with the fifth-best odds to win the French Open at +2000. The American is expected to give her Polish foe a tough fight in the final.
WTA Online betting picks are expecting a second French Open title for Swiatek due to her experience and her skills. Gauff, however, can pull off a big surprise and make history. Swiatek and Gauff would figure in an explosive showdown but in the end, the Polish netter will use her experience to win in two sets.