French Open: Goran Ivanisevic's Top Tips for the Women's Final



Things are hotting up here in Paris and we can expect a compelling weekend of action, starting on Saturday with the women's singles final. Serena Williams, favourite at odds of 1.15, takes on Maria Sharapova, who is the outsider at 5.50.

You couldn't help but be impressed by the way Serena Williams swept aside Errani in the semi final. The 31-year-old American was dominant from start to finish, dispatching her Italian opponent with minimum fuss and at the expense of just one game.

Maria's path to the final has been somewhat less convincing, but she will be riding high after fighting hard for her victory in the topsy-turvy semi-final battle against Azarenka.

Even so, I can't see anything other than a Serena victory here - Williams leads the head-to-head 13-2 and Maria hasn't beaten her old foe since 2004.

What's more, Serena's power and class will shine through to such an extent that I can see a bit of a thrashing on the cards. There is little value in backing Serena to win at 1.15, but slightly more in backing her to take the title in straight sets at 1.40.

Meanwhile, I expect Williams to come out blazing in glory in the opening exchanges, perhaps even winning the first set to love as she did in her semi-final. For some increased value, back under 8.5 games in the first set at 2.25.

Enjoy the match and happy betting!



Unibet's Armchair Expert Goran Ivanisevic won 22 career titles, including a major at Wimbledon in 2001. He was twice finalist in the doubles competition at the French Open and three times a singles quarter-finalist.

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