French Open Diary – Thursday 2nd June

French Open Diary - Thursday 2nd June

It’s semi-final day in the women’s draw at the French Open with Iga Swiatek, Daria Kasatkina, Martina Trevisan and Coco Gauff fighting to reach Saturday’s final.

Thursday’s Highlights

Iga Swiatek v Daria Kasatkina

Martina Trevisan v Coco Gauff

Kasatkina (9/1 French Open outright) is yet to drop a set en route to the semi-finals but she faces her toughest test yet against world number one Swiatek (1/3).

Swiatek has won the last three meetings against Kastkina, each of those coming this year, including a straight sets win at the Australian Open.

The Pole is in fine form, enjoying a 33-match winning streak and has shown no sigs of slowing at Roland Garros.

She’s no stranger to the big stage after reaching the last-four at the 2022 Australian Open, while she won the French Open in 2020.

Kasatkina, meanwhile, is playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final and will need to dig deep to extend her run in Paris.

French Open Betting Odds

Thursday’s other semi-final sees Italy’s Trevisan (20/1 French Open outright) take on Gauff (9/2) square off following quarter-final victories over Leylah Fernandez and Sloane Stephens respectively.

The pair have met just once previously and Trevisan can take confidence from that encounter, having defeated the American teenager at the 2020 French Open.

The men’s semi-final draw was completed on Wednesday with Marin Cilic (10/1 French Open outright) and Casper Ruud (13/2) coming through ties with Andrey Rublev and Holger Rune respectively.

Cilic and Ruud will meet on Friday with the victor set to face either Rafael Nadal (1/2 French Open outright) or Alexander Zverev (9/2) in Sunday’s final.

Tennis Betting Odds

Author: Lucille White