Women's French Open Betting: Errani to upset the odds against Radwanska

4Jun 2013

Roland Garros

As we reach the quarter-final stage in Paris, Abelson Info are back to preview the action from Roland Garros on Day 10 at the French Open 2013...

It would appear that world number one Serena Williams is a woman on a mission in the French capital, as she continues to display the type of tennis that has many suggesting this tournament is a foregone conclusion.

The American has hardly been tested in her run to the quarter-finals, with her straight-sets win over Roberta Vinci making it 28 victories in a row, the third longest streak in the recent history of the women's game.

Having won tournaments in Madrid and Rome, Williams has extended her scintillating form when it matters most, and while her next opponent had the glory of beating her at this stage back in 2009, it will only serve as further inspiration.

It is clear it is going to take something incredibly special to deny the American yet another title, as she puts the disappointment of her first round exit last year firmly to the back of her mind.

Svetlana Kuznetsova is unseeded this time round, but the former champion has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance over the past week or so and has nothing to lose.

The Russian world number 39 dispatched of eighth seed Angelique Kerber in the last round and despite being a heavy underdog knows that when she brings her game to the court she can compete.

Nevertheless, the odds are stacked well against her and it is difficult to see anything but another Williams triumph.

The other quarter-final on Tuesday promises to be slightly more competitive, as fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska looks to prolong her impressive form through to the last four.

The Polish ace will play in her first French Open quarter-final as she begins to display signs of coming to grips with this surface, and hailed her win over Ana Ivanovic in the last round as one her "best matches of the year"

Her build-up to the tournament was far from ideal, winning just one game across two tournaments ahead of the trip to Paris. However, it clearly hasn't affected her, as she has rattled off the wins without dropping a set.

However, in Italian star Sara Errani, she faces her toughest test yet as she aims to secure a date with Williams in the semi-finals.

Errani is still on course for an immediate return to the final after her heroics last year, and overcame a tough match against Carla Suarez Navarro last time out as she had to battle both injury and the Spaniard to prevail.

History does not favour her though, as Radwanska has won their last five meetings, with two coming on clay.

However, Errani has won 35 matches so far this season, the second most across the entire field on the WTA. She remains a tough competitor, and while she doesn't start this match as the favourite, it would come as little surprise were she to come out victorious.

Recommended Bets
Back over 17.5 games in Williams-Kuznetsova @ 1.75
Back Errani to beat Radwanska @ 2.42


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Keywords: French Open, Errani, Radwanska

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