2009 French Open Betting Odds (Women)

Written by:
Alistair Prescott
Published on:
Dinara Safina

While the men's competition at the 2009 French Open is expected to be tight, the women's competition should be more wide open.  There are, after all, six people with single digit odds and a favorite that is in the plus (+) category with a payout potential of nearly 3/1.  The men, on the other hand, only have three players wit single digit odds and a favorite that requires a US$275 risk just to win US$100, that being Rafael Nadal.

Dinara Safina is favored to win among the women.  This Russian tennis player is ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association. She has been the runner-up in two Grand Slam singles tournaments and won the women's doubles title at the 2007 US Open with Nathalie Dechy. She also won the Olympic silver medal in women's singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She is the younger sister of former World No. 1 men's player Marat Safin. 

Serena Williams, meanwhile, would pay out US$600 for every US$100 bet at Sportingbet.  That's actually some great value. Normally, she would have shorter odds but an injury concern has made oddsmakers think twice.

Serena Williams, the 2002 French Open winner, and defending champion Ana Ivanovic, insisted on Friday that recent injury problems, According to the Australian Associated Press.

World No.2 Williams hobbled out of her opening match in Madrid last week having failed to recover from a knee injury which played a large part in earlier, successive defeats in Marbella and Rome.

"I feel fine now. I don't have any regrets about playing in Madrid," she said.

Still, it is a real gamble to bet on Serena Williams under these circumstances.

Jelena Jankovic might be a better option, paying US$700 for every US$100 bet.

But she too has had her fair share of despair of late.

Her lightning reflexes, stamina and speed around the court, qualities that powered her consistent rise in 2008, disappeared after she gained weight during the Christmas break after building up extra muscle and strength.

Jankovic made a fourth-round exit from the Australian Open and her Madrid quarter-final defeat by Swiss Patty Schnyder has made her drop to fifth in the WTA rankings.

"I expected a lot more of myself in Madrid, but it's history and I now have to raise my game for the French Open," Jankovic was quoted as saying by Serbian media after the loss.

"I know where I have to improve and I also have to make radical changes to be number one again."

The Gambling911.com "Safe Bet" here would have to go to Dinara Safina.  She's the favorite but the payout is nearly 3/1 and her closest competitors are not in the best of form.  She also defeated fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to claim the WTA Rome claycourt International title here. Kuznetsova also had +700 odds to win the 2009 French Open.

The remaining participants were listed with +1000 odds or longer.

2009 French Open Betting Odds (Women) were available at Sportingbet.com



Safina, Dinara


Williams, Serena


Jankovic, Jelena


Kuznetsova, Svetlana


Dementieva, Elena


Williams, Venus


Ivanovic, Ana


Wozniacki, Carolina


Azarenka, Victoria


Mauresmo, Amelie


Sharapova, Maria


Lisicki, Sabine


Li, Na


Bondarenko, Alyona


Pennetta, Flavia


Safarova, Lucie


Schnyder, Patty


Suarez Navarro, Carla


Chakvetadze, Anna


Keothavong, Anne


Kleybanova, Alisa


Petrova, Nadia


Radwanska, Agnieszka


Szavay, Agnes


Bartoli, Marion


Kanepi, Kaia


Medina Garrigues, Anabel


Zheng, Jie


Bammer, Sybille


Cibulkova, Dominika


Cornet, Alize


Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia


Wozniak, Aleksandra


Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com 

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