Two weeks of tennis has soon passed and on Saturday the ladies final will take place. Former champion Maria Sharapova will be contesting her 3rd Roland Garros final in a row, while Simona Halep will be in her 1st Grand Slam final of her career. Maria is the slight favourite probably due to her experience and also her 3-0 H2H record over Simona. The Romanian though is the higher ranked of the two players after a very solid past 12 months with WTA titles galore. Since Sharapova has comeback from injury, she is moving back up the WTA rankings and if she stay fit will be challenging for a top 3 ranking again soon.
The Russian fought brilliantly in her win over Bouchard in the SF and showed her fighting spirit. If her serve is working Sharapova could out manoeuvre Halep with her big shots. Simona will have to attack herself and try and move Maria from side to side and not enable the Russian to dictate points. The Romanian herself can generate power and she is so consistent at the moment that she can take advantage of any lapses in Maria’s game. Nerves will also play a bigger part for Simona in this final she will need to get a good start.
I tipped Simona Halep at 11/1 at the start of the tournament so I will keep faith with the Romanian in the final. If you punted heavily on Simona to win the tournament then you can lay Simona in the final and still make a healthy profit.