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French Open betting: Six remaining contenders from Roland Garros

The second Grand Slam of the year is under way in Paris.

After nearly two full rounds of the French Open, the tournament has gone as expected. All six contenders picked by BetStars at the start are thriving and should continue to be strong plays moving forward.

Here's an updated look at the chances for those leading contenders in the French Open betting odds to win for both the men's singles and women's singles titles.

Men's singles: Three players to watch

Rafael Nadal

Appearances: 14

Grand Slam titles: 17

Last five years at French Open: W-W-R3-QF-W

French Open odds to win: -137 (Opening Line: +100)

Nadal is the two-time defending French Open champion and has played like the odds-on favorite he is.

The Spaniard has yet to drop a set here after taking down Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets during the first round, then topped Yannick Maden is similar fashion during the second round.

Nadal is now set for a matchup with 27th-ranked David Goffin in the third round; The Belgian has also yet to drop a set in the early rounds.

The world No 2 could be poised for a third straight final appearance as his success at this venue speaks for itself; Nadal has won 11 French Open titles out of the 14 times he has played the event.

Novak Djokovic

Appearances: 14

Grand Slam titles: 15

Last five years at French Open: QF-QF-W-F-F

French Open odds to win: +250 (Opening Line: +220)

The world's number one ranked player entered the Grand Slam with the second-best odds to win it all, and they have only gotten better in the French Open betting.

Djokovic took down Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets during the first round, and will face off with Henri Laaksonen in the second round Thursday morning.

Djokovic has won the French Open just once in his career, but has had plenty of success over the last decade; reaching at least the quarterfinals each of the last nine years while appearing in the semifinals twice and the final three times.

He also won the first Grand Slam of the 2019 season. The Serbian took down second-seeded Nadal in straight sets for his 15th Grand Slam and record seventh Australian Open.

Roger Federer

Appearances: 17

Grand Slam titles: 20

Last five years at French Open: A-A-A-QF-R4

French Open odds to win: +2000 (Opening Line: +2000)

Although Federer hasn't competed at the French Open in three years, the world number three doesn't appear to have lost a step.

The Swiss advanced to the third round without breaking a sweat; defeating Lorenzo Sonego in the first round and Oscar Otte in the second - both in straight sets.

The 2009 champion has the same French Open betting odds as when he entered Paris, but still stands as a solid longshot play at +2000 having reached the final five times in total.

Women's singles: Three players to watch

Simona Halep

Appearances: 9

Grand Slam titles: 1

Last five years at French Open: W-F-R4-R2-F

French Open odds to win: +300 (Opening Line: +400)

Halep leads the women's side of the French Open as the defending champion and odds on favorite in the tennis betting. The world's current number three ranked female player finished the 2018 season as the world's number one after claiming her first and only Grand Slam title in Paris.

Halep picked up where she left off last year with a strong start to the tournament. Although she dropped the second set, she convincingly defeated Ajila Tomljanovic 6-2, 3-6 and 6-1.

The Romanian will face off with Magda Linette in the second round after she defeated Chloe Paquet 3-6, 6-1 and 6-2.

Naomi Osaka

Appearances: 3

Grand Slam titles: 2

Last five years at French Open: 3R-1R-3R-A-A

French Open odds to win: +1000 (Opening Line: +1200)

The world No 1 woman player opened with the fourth-best French Open betting odds and still sits at that same spot despite a shaky start in round one.

Not only was her start slow, but Osaka could not win a single game in the first set. The Austrailian and U.S. Open champion became the first female number one seed in Paris to lose the opening set 6-0.

Osaka has notably struggled here over her young career having never gone further than the third round. She will put that to the test in round two on Thursday when she faces off with Victoria Azarenka.

Serena Williams

Appearances: 16

Grand Slam titles: 39 (23 singles)

Last five years at French Open: 4R-A-F-W-2R

French Open odds to win: +1200 (Opening Line: +1400)

Serena Williams is the best of the best when it comes to women's tennis, and has achieved more success at the French Open than anyone remaining in the field. Williams has won three titles in Paris with an overall record of 63-12.

The world's 10th-ranked female player made her return the clay court for the first time since going on maternity leave in 2018, and entered the French Open playing just four matches on clay over the past year and a half.

Williams had some rust to shake off in the first round against Vitalia Diatchenko, dropping the first set 2-6, but would wake up and dominate the next two sets 6-1 and 6-0.

She is set to face off with Kurumi Nara in the second round Thursday morning; Nara defeated Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 5-7, and 6-3 in the first round.

Stephen Rodriguez
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