Swiatek vs Gauff Pick and Prediction for 2022 French Open Women’s Final

| June 3, 2022 4:49 am PDT

She’s just turned 21 on Tuesday, but Iga Swiatek is already on the top of the world. She’s the no.1-ranked player in the WTA Rankings, as well as one of the youngest players ever to win the French Open. Swiatek did it last year and now has a chance to defend the title on Saturday when she goes onto the main court of State Roland Garros to take on another rising star – Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff.

The American teenager, who’s three years younger than her Polish rival, has made it to her first Grand Slam final ever. By doing it, she became the youngest female player to reach a major final in 18 years. 

If she wins the 2022 French Open women’s singles final on Saturday, she’s going to become the eighth-youngest female Grand Slam winner in history. So, the big question is can she pull it off?

To see what I think, make sure to read this Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff betting prediction until the very end. To see what oddsmakers have to say on the subject, you better check out the next section.

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff Betting Odds

Iga Swiatek to Win1.11
Coco Gauff to Win6.50
Iga Swiatek -5.5 Games1.73
Coco Gauff +5.5 Games2.00

After checking the French Open women’s odds at more than a dozen different online sportsbooks, I decided to use those from Betway Sportsbook. Sure, Iga Swiatek’s odds aren’t too attractive, but you can’t get a much better price anywhere else – it’s just that the Polish superstar is a huge favorite to win on Saturday.

However, this betting site is giving away amazing prices on other markets, including spread (a.k.a. games handicap) and games over/under.

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Is Iga Swiatek the Queen of Clay?

If Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay, who is the queen? Well, Iga Swiatek sure is working hard to become the clay-court ruler in women’s tennis. Right now, her win percentage on this surface is 60.48%.

So far in her seven-year-long career, Swiatek has won 72 matches on the clay court, while losing only 12. That’s a fantastic achievement on its own but wait to learn about the next fact – Swiatek is 15-0 on the clay court in 2022.

Actually, Swiatek’s been fantastic on other surfaces as well. In fact, her record in 2022 is 43-3, with her last defeat happening back in February. Since then, she’s won 34 matches in a row.

If Swiatek wins on Saturday, she will even Venus Williams’ record for the longest winning streak in women’s tennis in the 21st century. That seems like good enough motivation for the 21-year-old to give her utmost in the French Open final.

However, the list of reasons why Swiatek is going to be fired up on Saturday is much longer than that. Beating Gauff would mean winning the French Open for the second time in a row. That’s something that only three players have achieved in the Open Era – Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, and Monica Seles.

Winning the French Open isn’t just about prestige; the winner also gets a prize of $2,355,343, along with 2,000 ranking points. As Swiatek is the defending champion, a win against Gauff would mean retaining her 7,061 points. This way, she’d have more than 2,000 more points than the #2 player, meaning that no one would be able to throw her off the WTA throne for at least a few more months.

Coco Gauff Still Hasn’t Dropped a Single Set in the 2022 French Open

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff has already won a title at the 2022 French Open. It happened on Friday when she and Jessica Pegula won the women’s doubles tournament. Twenty-four hours later, she will have a chance to win another title.

Priced at 6.50, Gauff is expected to lose, but judging by how she’s been playing since coming to Paris, caution is advised. In women’s singles, she’s still without a lost set, winning all five matches by 2-0.

On Thursday, the 18-year-old destroyed Martina Trevisan in what was one of Gauff’s most dominant performances of the year. By winning that match, she qualified for her first Grand Slam final ever, securing 1,200 ranking points along the way.

What this means is that she will move at least 10 spots up in the WTA Rankings even if she loses on Saturday. If she wins, however, we could see her get into the Top 10 for the first time in her life.

Unfortunately for her, winning against Swiatek doesn’t seem very likely. After all, she’s never done it before. In fact, she lost both of her duels with Swiatek, without doing much on the court. This goes especially for their second meeting – the one played in the 2022 Miami Open in March – which saw Gauff win just four games.

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff Prediction

Pick
  • Coco Gauff (+5.5 Games)
    2.00

My French Open women’s final prediction is that Iga Swiatek is going to win. However, Swiatek isn’t my top betting pick. Why? Because the odds are just 1.11.

If you’re looking for a better betting value, maybe Gauff (+5.5 Games) would be a better option. This bet wins if she wins the 2022 French Open, but also if she doesn’t lose heavily.

You can double your money if you place this bet at Betway or any other top betting site that has this market on offer.

Zarko Naric
Zarko Naric

Zarko Naric – the World's Greatest Sportswriter, according to his grandma.

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