Stuckey: The French Open First-Round Bets I’ve Already Placed


Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Johanna Larsson

May 26, 2019, 12:30 AM EDT
  • 2019 French Open first round betting action will take place over the first three days of the tournament, starting on Sunday morning.
  • Stuckey shares his favorite WTA bet on Sunday and another over the final two days of the first round at Roland Garros.
  • He also shares his entire betting card over those three days and some insight into a few of the plays he made.

It took over 48 hours locked in the lab, but I have finally come up with my first round betting card on both the women’s and men’s side at the 2019 French Open. It’s not easy to comb through 256 matches, but at least the French Open spreads the first round over three days.

Without further ado, let’s get into where I’m putting my money — starting with Day 1 and then finishing up with what made the final cut on Monday/Tuesday.

Sunday French Open Bets

My favorite bet on Sunday’s card is Johanna Larsson. She should be a much bigger favorite against the clay-averse Magdalena Rybarikova.

Neither is having a great year, but Larsson has so much more clay pedigree. While Rybarikova has never made a clay final, Larsson has won two of the four she appeared in, including her most recent triumph at Nuremberg last year.

The Swede is only 1-5 on the dirt this year, but she lost some tough three set matches. Rybarikova did beat Larsson easily in the 2008 French Open qualifying round, but I put no stock into a win from over a decade ago.

This number is just way too short.

I also played five other matches on Sunday, highlighted by a fade of Angelique Kerber. I also may add Lorenzo Sonego in some fashion as Roger Federer looks vulnerable on clay to me.

Sunday Full Betting Card

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