The 2021 French Open enters its final stage of the competition, with only a couple more games left to be played before the long-awaited grand finals. Although there weren’t many upsets on the men’s side of the field, the WTA Tour ended in another day of surprise results.
Here is our daily French Open Update, where we take a look at what has happened on the French clay, keeping you up to date with the information needed to bet on French Open odds.
2021 French Open Daily Betting Update – June 9th Update
ATP & WTA Betting | 2021 French Open
- When: May 30th – June 13th
- Where: Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France
Coco Gauff’s miracle run comes to a stop
Coco Gauff’s phenomenal run at the 2021 French Open came to a stop on Wednesday, June 9. After beating some of the best tennis players at the tournament, the 17-year-old proved no match for world no.33 Barbora Krejcikova.
The 25-year-old Czech won the match 7-6, 6-3 and secured her spot in the semi-finals, where she’ll face off against Maria Sakkari. The two will clash for the first time since March 2021, when Krejcikova won with 6-2, 7-6 in the 1/32-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championship.
Although a disappointing ending of her French Open journey, Gauff can be happy with her performances. She has reached her career-first Grand Slam tournament quarter-finals just four years into her professional career.
This marked Gauff’s only second trip to the French Open after her R2 exit in 2020. Last year, Gauff stunned ninth-seeded Johanna Konta (6-3, 6-3) in the first round but was unable to make it past Martina Trevisan (6-4, 2-6, 5-7) in the second round of the tournament.
Gauff’s other memorable Grand Slam finishes include R4 at the 2020 Australian Open and R3 at US Open in 2019. Earlier this year, the American made it to the second round of the Australian Open, where she lost against fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina (4-6, 3-6).
For Barbora Krejcikova, this win carried her to her first Grand Slam singles semi-final. Last year Krejcikova finished the 2020 French Open in R4 when she lost against Nadia Podoroska.
Krejcikova is now only two steps away from her first singles Grand Slam title. She already has a French Open doubles title from 2018, when she beat Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya (6-3, 6-3) alongside Katerina Siniakova.
Maria Sakkari Stuns Iga Swiatek
Maria Sakkari and Iga Swiatek went from practice partners to French Open quarter-finals rivals – a great storyline with a not-so-great ending for Swiatek, who lost to the Greek tennis star 4-6, 4-6.
After four failed attempts of making a deep run in France, Sakkari defied all the odds, beat the reigning French Open champion, and secured her first-ever Grand Slam semi-finals appearance.
Her previous trips to France all ended before R4, which includes exits from R1 (2017), R2 (2019), and R3 (2018, 2020). Her career-best placements in other Grand Slam tournaments include two R4 exits from US Open (2020) and the Australian Open (2020).
Sakkari will face off against Krejcikova in the semi-finals on Thursday, June 10. Both have enjoyed what could be described as miracle runs to make it that far.
Sakkari and Krejcikova eliminated some of the best players from the tournament and are now set to compete for their first Grand Slam titles. Sakkari will enter the match as the betting favorite, but with the form Krejcikova has been showing, this will be anything but a one-sided affair.