Poland’s Iga Swiatek prepares to serve to Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk during their fourth round match on day 9, of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Monday, June 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
- The women’s singles quarterfinals of the French Open will be played over today, and tomorrow, June 9th
- Iga Swiatek continues to defend her 2020 title as she takes on Maria Sakkari
- Continue below for the odds and our best bet analysis and prediction for this quarterfinal match
Defending champion Iga Swiatek will look to earn a spot in the final four as she takes on Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, June 9th.
Both players have been playing exceptional tennis over the past week. Swiatek has yet to drop a set, and Sakkari will enter this match coming off a huge upset win when she defeated Sofia Kenin in straight sets in the fourth round.
Can Swiatek continue to defend her title, or will Sakkari be able to end her run? Take a look at the odds and our breakdown of the match.
Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek French Open Quarterfinal Odds
|Maria Sakkari||+4.5 (+107)||+295||O 20.5 (+102)|
|Iga Swiatek||-4.5 (-132)||-375||U 20.5 (-127)|
Odds as of June 7th from DraftKings
Sakkari Upsets Kenin
Sakkari became the first Greek woman to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinals on Monday when she upset fourth seed Sofia Kenin in about an hour, to win 6-1, 6-3.
On route to her first career Grand Slam quarterfinal, Sakkari went on to win 84 percent of points when she landed her first serve, and took advantage of her opponents nine double faults and 32 unforced errors.
She outplayed her opponent from start to finish to even out their head-to-head record at two wins a piece. And unfortunately for Kenin, the American just wasn’t able to gain any momentum, and nothing was falling her way. Sakkari was able to continuously hold a commanding lead.
After facing last year’s finalist, she’ll now take on last year’s champion Iga Swiatek. Her toughest task of the tournament as she’ll be looking to earn her spot in the final four.
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With her win on Monday, Swiatek recorded her 10th straight win here at Roland Garros, and earned a spot in the final eight. It was her first match during the night session, and despite having to change her routine, Swiatek didn’t miss a beat. She defeated her opponent Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and a half.
Not only is this Swiatek’s 10th straight win in Paris, but it’s her 10th straight win on the season, and she also extended her sets won in Paris to 22. She’s been tested this tournament, but she keeps coming out on top.
The 20-year old is still competing in doubles, so she’s not really giving herself a day off. As the tournament continues, this might change, or fatigue could get in her way.
The 2020 champion is defending her title like she should. She’s been playing lights out, and Sakkari will most likely test her, but it’s nothing she can’t handle.
Head-to-Head & Best Bet
Surprisingly this will be the first meeting between these two players. We don’t have much to go off heading into this match. Both Sakkari and Swiatek have had a fairly successful 2021 season so far, and boost an impressive record.
Career wise, Sakkari has quite a few more matches under her belt, but in the past year Swiatek has really made a name for herself and continue to impress the tennis world.
Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek Head-to-Head Stats
Sakkari is a big presence from the back of the court, so expect a lot of baseline exchanges from both players. Swiatek has shown that she can keep up with that style of play.
The Greek star is strong, really strong, and she’ll look to utilize her big hits has often as she can. But with the way Swiatek is playing right now, there will have to be a lot of Sakkari’s side to capture this win.
Look for the defending champion to move onto the final four and continue her search for a back-to-back title.
Best Bet: Swiatek (-375); Swiatek 2-0 (-136)
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