Iga Swiatek Opens as Heavy Betting Favorite Against Coco Gauff

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  • World no. 1 Iga Swiatek has opened as the heavy -715 betting favorite to win the 2022 French Open women’s singles final.
  • Swiatek has won 34 consecutive matches and has beaten 13 straight Top 20 players.
  • Gauff is the youngest women’s player to make the French Open final since Kim Cjisters in 2001.

The 2022 French Open women’s singles final is set and the betting odds for the match are as lopsided as the pre-tournament odds.

World no. 1 Iga Swiatek entered the tournament as the overwhelming -110 betting favorite to win the tournament with Ons Jabeur her closest pursuer at +1200 via the top tennis betting sites. On Saturday, Swiatek will be a massive betting favorite to beat American teenager Coco Gauff in the finale:

Swiatek needed only 64 minutes to dispose of no. 20 Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1 in her semifinal assignment while Gauff booked a date with Swiatek with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Martina Trevisan on Thursday.

Youngest Finalist at Roland Garros Since 2001

Gauff headed to Paris with the 5th best odds to win the French Open at +2000 and was looking to better last year’s performance at Roland Garros. At 17 years and 3 months old during the 2021 French Open, Gauff became the youngest female player to reach the quarterfinals at a grand slam since Nicole Vaidisova in 2006 also at Roland Garros and the youngest American quarterfinalist at the French Open since Jennifer Capriati in 1993.

She was already in unfamiliar territory when she booked her first-ever grand slam semifinals appearance and became only the third female American tennis player aged 18 or below to make a grand slam semifinal. Now, Gauff is the youngest finalist at Roland Garros since Kim Cjisters in 2001 and the youngest female grand slam finalist since Maria Sharapova made the final at the All-England Club in 2004.

The Floridian teenager broke into the world scene when she defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon after becoming the youngest player to reach the tournament’s main draw at 15 years and three months old. Three years later, she is currently the no. 23 ranked player in the WTA rankings and will leapfrog to no. 13 when the rankings are next updated.

Swiatek is a Machine

Kasatkina entered Thursday’s semifinal without dropping a single set in five matches played in the tournament. There was no doubt that she was playing her best tennis ever. Unfortunately, she ran into an opponent in Swiatek who has been playing like a machine.

The 21-year-old has gone from being the no. 7 ranked player on the WTA Tour to being the top women’s tennis player in the world on the strength of a 34-match winning streak. During that remarkable run, Swiatek has won five tournaments, including four WTA 1000 titles. The top-ranked women’s tennis player needed only 64 minutes to beat Kasatkina in straight sets.

Swiatek’s 34 consecutive matches won puts her in a tie with Serena Williams for the second-longest winning streak in women’s tennis since 2000. She also has 13 straight wins against Top 20 opponents and has dropped only two out of her last 56 sets. A win over Gauff in the final would not only give her a second French Open title but will enable her to tie Venus Williams’ record for longest winning streak this century at 35 matches.

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