2009 French Open Tennis Women Betting - Serena Williams is the Favourite with Odds Below 10

The 2009 French Open Tennis Women is expected to be held from May 26, 2009 onwards until the first week of June. While there are more than 25 players on whom bets are being placed in Europe, there are three players who're more likely than the rest to end up as the winners. They are Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic.
    
Ana Ivanovic is the reigning French Open singles champion and was the runner-up in singles at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. She will be tough competition for Serena Williams. At the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, a  Premier 5 event on the tour, she lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals 6–4, 6–4. Last year she had defeated Flag of Russia Dinara Safina and won the French Open in the final round - 6–4, 6–3. She may be the surprise winner of the 2009 French Open Tennis Women tournament.

 

The odds on most others are very long. Patty Schnyder for instance is going for 1:101. This means over a hundred-fold return to a punter who bets on her winning and is proved right. Serena Williams, the American professional tennis player is the current World no 2 and is the one most favored to win the 2009 French Open Tennis Women. She is currently the US Open and Australian Open Singles champion and is the winner of twenty Grand Slam titles: ten in singles, eight in doubles, and two in mixed doubles. Serena has won two Olympic gold medals in women's doubles. Between 2004 and 2006 Serena lost her form but between 2007 and 2009 came back with a bang. Serena Williams was not considered a favourite at the Australian Open, was unseeded because of her World no 81 ranking. She defeated two seeded players and then defeated Maria Sharapova, went on to win her third Australian Open singles title and her eighth Grand Slam singles title. Serena Willians then reached No 14 and is currently No 2. She is the favourite in the 2009. French Open Tennis Women. Anyone who wants to win this tournament has to deal with Serena Williams. Serena Williams defeated Dinara Safina in the final at the 2009 Australian Open this year and went on to win her tenth Grand Slam singles title. In partnership with sister Venus Williams, Serena also won the doubles title for the third time. The pair defeated Daniela Hantuchová and Ai Sugiyama in the final. Since then Serena Williams hasn't won. She withdrew prior to the semifinals at the Open GDF SUEZ in Paris and lost in the semifinals of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships to Venus Williams. Her left thigh strain caused Serena Williams to lose consecutive matches, in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open and the first round of the Andalucia Tennis Experience. Serena Williams is a favourite of the punters for the 2009 French Open Tennis Women tournament.

Jelena Jankovic is a Serbian professional tennis player. As of April 6, 2009, she is ranked World No. 4. Jankovi? started in 2009 at JB Group Classic, an exhibition prior to the Australian Open. She won a doubles match that she played alongside Portuguese player Michelle Larcher de Brito. They defeated Team Americas' World No. 6 Venus Williams and Coco Vandeweghe, 6–4, 7–5. Jankovi? had to later withdraw from the tournament because of illness. Jankovi? was seeded first at the Australian Open in Melbourne. She defeated Yvonne Meusburger in the first round. Jankovi? also defeated Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the second round and Ai Sugiyama in the third round. Sixteenth-seeded Marion Bartoli of France then defeated Jankovi? in an upset of sorts, winning the fourth round 6–1, 6–4 against Jankovi?. At her first spring clay court season match at the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Marbella, Spain, Jankovi? won against fifth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in three sets to win her first title of 2009. She is expected to be a strong player in the 2009 French Open Tennis Women tournament.

Elena Dementieva is a professional tennis player from Russia. She has won two Olympic medals in singles, including the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Elena Dementieva has also reached the finals of two Grand Slam events. Currently she is ranked World No. 3.

Patty Schnyder is the former World no 7 in Tennis. The 30 year old Swiss professional player has been playing on the WTA tour since the age of 14 and has been sliding down over the years. At one point of time, she defeated several World No. 1 players, including Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Steffi Graf, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Jennifer Capriati, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo, and Maria Sharapova. Patty Schnyder reached four Grand Slam singles quarterfinals and one Grand Slam singles semifinal. She is also winner of 11 WTA singles titles and 5 WTA doubles titles, having earned over US$7 million in prize money alone. Between 2005 and 2008 Patty Schnyder hit a rough patch. At the 2008 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Schnyder won her first title in over 3 years when she defeated Tamira Paszek in the final 6–3, 6–0. She's a dark horse who can bounce back and win someday and that could happen with the 2009 French Open Tennis Women.

Overall, Serena Williams is the favourite among all the players and seems best placed to win the 2009 French Open Tennis Women. Her closest competitors for the title are Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva and Ana Ivanovic. Patty Schnyder appears to be a good long-shot choice.

Others participating in the 2009 French Open Tennis Women are Dinara Safina, Victoria Azarenka, Vera Zvonareva, Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Caroline Wozniacki, Sabine Lisicki, Agniezka Radwanska, Alize Cornet, Carla S Navarro, Nadia Petrova, Dominika Cibulkova, Amelie Mauresmo, Nicole Vaidisova, Anna Chakvetadze, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Marion Bartoli, Na Li and Flavia Pennetta.