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French Open Tennis: Thursday 4th June
After 11 days of scintillating tennis, we’ve arrived at the business end of this year’s French Open at Roland Garros as just four names remain in each of the two singles events.
Thursday is the Women’s turn to try and seal a place in Saturday’s final. All four starlets will fancy their chances, but who will reach the Grand Slam showdown?
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French Open Tennis Day 11 Review
Wednesday’s clash between superstars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal might not have lasted as long as we’d hoped, but it still served up some cracking action as King Rafa was dethroned after a five-year winning streak at Roland Garros.
World No.1 Djokovic was simply faultless as he raced into the semi-finals with a 3-0 win and will now be firm favourite to clinch his first ever French Open to complete a career Grand Slam. However, he still has two more opponents standing in his way, including a resurgent Andy Murray.
The Briton clinched a crucial first set tie-break victory en route to a 3-1 success against Spaniard David Ferrer and will now prepare to take on Djokovic in his third ever semi-final in France. The odds will be against the British star, but he has every reason to be optimistic.
In the Women’s draw, No.1 seed Serena Williams cruised to another triumph against Sara Errani whilst Timeo Bacsinszky won her quarter-final over Alison Van Uytvanck in straight sets also.
Which Female Stars Will Reach Saturday’s Final?
Today’s action is all about the WTA French Open semi-finals and we should be in for two wonderful matches, starting with a fiercely competitive clash between Lucie Safarova and Ana Ivanovic.
Both starlets have played some phenomenal tennis over the past week or so, each claiming noteworthy wins over difficult opponents to reach this stage. Safarova did win last year’s meeting in straight sets, but Serbian Ivanovic will be hopeful of causing a slight upset.
The other semi-final sees Bacsinzsky try to defy the odds as she takes on the dominant younger Williams sibling so even if she does fall to her far more experienced American opponent then it has been a cracking tournament for her.
Williams will be fully expected to overpower her adversary, but we’ve seen stranger things happen. It should be a great day of action to set up an equally thrilling final.
French Open Tennis Betting Tips 4th June
With only two matches (excluding doubles) to sink our teeth into, we’re going for two singles on Thursday. Fingers crossed they both come in.
With regards to the first contest, we think it will be tight. However, Safarova has really impressed us this last week and we think the Czech starlet will reach her first Grand Slam final.
[quote_center]Tip: Lucie Safarova -1.5 games handicap @ 10/11 with Bet365[/quote_center]
As far as the other last four encounter is concerned, it’s hard to see past anything other than a powerful display by Serena and that has to come into our thinking when betting.
Williams has started slowly a couple of times in Paris, but we expect her to hit top gear from the off at Philippe Chatrier.
[quote_center]Tip: First set score 6-2 to Williams @ 9/2 with Bet365[/quote_center]