Round 2 of the 2019 French Open at Roland-Garros takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday, Elina Svitolina, who knocked out Venus Williams in Round 1, takes on Kateryna Kozlova in what should be a competitive match. Check out our Roland-Garros second round betting odds, analysis, and free picks for Svitolina-Kozlova and 3 other terrific tennis matches.
2019 French Open Round 2 Odds, Predictions & Picks
2019 French Open – Round 2
Thursday, May 3
- 2019 French Open Odds: Gilles Simon -312 / Salvatore Caruso +223
Gilles Simon beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in Round 1. Before the French Open, Simon had made it to the second round at the Internazionali BNL dItalia in Men’s Doubles. Outside of his double play, Gilles hasn’t played all that well. He lost in the first round at the Internazionali BNL dItalia. He lost in Round 1 at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Caruso fought hard to beat Jaume Munar in his first match at Roland-Garros. Before the French Open, Caruso got bounced in the first round at the Millenium Estoril Open. The Millenium Estoril isn’t on the same level as the Internazionali BNL dItalia or Mutua Madrid. That means Simon has played in and has had some success, albeit with a doubles partner, in tougher tournaments. That gives the favorite the edge in this matchup.Tennis Betting Pick: Gilles Simon
- 2019 French Open Odds: Federico Delbonis +189 / Fabio Fognini -263
Fognini deserves to be favored over Delbonis. In his last tournament played, the Internazionali BNL dItalia, Fognini beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4 and Radu Albot 7-8 (8-6), 6-3 before losing 4-6, 3-6 to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Internazionali BNL dItalia.
Although Fognini should be favored, he could run into trouble against Federico Delbonis. Delbonis beat Grigor Dimitrov, Marton Fucsovics, and Albert-Ramos Vinolas in his last tournament played, the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open. Delbonis lost to Alexander Zverev, the tournament’s 1-seed, in the semifinals.
Federico looked good beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Round 1 at Roland-Garros. He’s got a shot to get the upset win over Fabio Fognini.
Tennis Betting Pick: Federico Delbonis
- 2019 French Open Odds: Elina Svitolina -384 / Kateryna Kozlova +260
Many tennis handicappers, me included, thought Venus Williams would challenge Elina Svitolina in Round 1. Svitolina easily disposed of Venus in two sets, 6-3, 6-3. Although Svitolina looked great beating Williams, she actually faces a slightly tougher task beating Kateryna Kozlova in the second round.
Kozlova sent Bernarda Para home 6-2, 7-6 (6-5) in the first round. Para is 20-13 in singles play this year. Not only that, but in the Mutua Madrid Open she beat a couple of name tennis players. In Round 1, she beat Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-2. In Round 2, she beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Kozlova is playing well enough to pull off the upset. At the odds, she’s worth backing.
Tennis Betting Pick: Kateryna Kozlova
- 2019 French Open Odds: Kristina Mladenovic +102 / Petra Martic -136
Mladenovic offers underdog odds. She should probably be favored. In the first round at Roland-Garros, Mladenovic took down Fiona Ferro. Although she played well to beat Ferro, that’s not the real reason to like her against Martic.
The real reason to consider Maldenovic is because in the Internazionali BNL dItalia, she made it all the way to the quarterfinals. She beat Caroline Garcia, Belinda Bencic, and Ashleigh Barty. Maria Sakkari knocked Mladenovic out in the quarters, but the run was impressive. She should handle Martic on Thursday.
Tennis Betting Pick: Kristina Mladenovic