Women's French Open Betting: Radwanska has the edge over Ivanovic

2Jun 2013

Roland Garros


As the field thins out and the big names progress, Abelson Info wrap up the first week of action at Roland Garros and preview Day 8 at the French Open 2013...


It has been business as usual for Serena Williams this past week, as the world number one has brushed aside all those opposing her with consummate ease.


Sorana Cirstea was her latest victim, with the Romanian winning just two games in just over an hour's play as the American continued her dominance and stormed to her  27th consecutive win.


As a result, the writing appears to be on the wall for 15th seed Roberta Vinci who has advanced via back-to-back three-set marathons. It isn't the ideal preparation  for Williams, and she will find it bitterly tough going to merely compete.


Elsewhere, world number five Sara Errani has also been in scintillating form thus far, as she eyes an immediate return to the final at Roland Garros.


The Italian livewire has yet to drop a set in the tournament, but is likely to face a more rigorous test when she takes on Carla Suarez Navarro. Given her run in Rome  and now the French capital, the Spaniard has shown a great propensity to deliver on clay, and will hope to pull off a major shock.


However, Errani has looked in great form through the opening three rounds, and she rightly starts as a strong favourite and will be confident of progressing.


There is value to be had elsewhere though, none more so than in Agnieszka Radwanska's fourth round clash with Ana Ivanovic.


Admittedly, this isn't the Polish star's favourite surface. Nevertheless the fourth seed has clinched three consecutive straight sets victories in Paris so far, and is  a strong favourite to continue that trend against her Serbian rival.


The pair have met nine times in total, and despite losing the first three meetings early in their careers, Radwanska has rattled off six straight victories since over  the last four years, with two wins coming on clay.


Furthermore, she hasn't dropped a single set in that time either, so back her to come through in similar fashion on Sunday.


Meanwhile, the action from the top half of the draw comes to a conclusion with eighth seed Angelique Kerber taking on Svetlana Kuznetsova. The latter has looked in  decent shape up to now, beating Caroline Wozniacki's conqueror, Bojana Jovanovski, in the last round.


If there is to be a shock on Sunday, it is most likely to arrive in this match, with Kerber stretched to three sets in their meeting in Madrid just last month.


Although the German world number eight has shown improvements on clay, it is clear looking at her career stats that this is her least favoured surface with her lowest  winning percentage.


With Serena lying in wait for the winner, it promises to be an intriguing match-up and Kuznetsova will hope to spring a surprise.


Recommended Bets:

Back Radwanska to beat Ivanovic 2-0 @ 2.8

Back Kuznetsova to beat Kerber @ 2.28



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Keywords: French Open,: Radwanska, Ivanovic

Source: Betfair

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