Simona Halep Current Favourite To Win French Open at 4.33

Published on May 19th, 2017 7:31 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Simona Halep - French Open - Interview - Wearing adidas hat.Serena Williams has been absolutely dominant on the women's tour over the past decade, though she has really ramped up her play over the past few years.

For this reason, the rest of the female tennis players must have rejoiced when they heard that Serena would be having a child. With Serena suddenly out of action for an indefinite period of time, there is a chance for some of the other players on the tour to shine.

For that reason, the women's draw of the French Open is wide open this year, as Serena Williams is on the sidelines and Maria Sharapova wasn't able to win an exception to play in the event. This leaves names such as Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber as the current favourites to win the tournament.

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Here are the ten players with the current best odds to win the French Open this year:

Simona Halep, 4.33
Garbine Muguruza, 10
Elina Svitolina, 15
Angelique Kerber, 17
Kristina Mladenovic, 15
Svetlana Kuznetsova, 13
Karolina Pliskova, 17
Caroline Wozniacki, 29
Laura Siegemund, 29
Johanna Konta, 29

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Advertisers surely aren't happy that Serena Williams is going to miss this event, especially those based in the United States. Serena's withdrawal from this tournament is surely going to deal a major blow to ratings for the tournament, especially in US households.

For players such as Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza, however, Serena's absence gives them a major opportunity to take down a Grand Slam event.

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