French Open 2023 tips: Women's singles day one guide and suggested bets
The 2023 French Open women's singles main draw commences on Sunday May 28 2023 with play starting at 11:00 local time (10:00 BST) across all of the courts at the Stade Roland Garros. Women's singles matches will take place alongside a batch of openong round menj's matches. The women's singles draw will enjpy pride of place on the show courts on a packed opening day schedule for the French Open.
Day one guide - Selected women's matches
(All times subject to change)
Danielle Collins vs Jessica Pegula , Sunday May 28, 10 am
An All-American popcorn clash between Danielle Collins and Jessica Pegula promises intrigue on Sunday. Pegula has slugged her way through a tough clay swing but looked in decent touch in a run to the last eight in Madrid. Collins lost the only match she played on clay this season but is a player who saves her best performances for Grand Slams.
Pegula to claim the all-American clash
Pegula to start strong with opening set win
Collins to drop opening set 2-6
Set score prediction: Pegula to win in straight sets
Maria Sakkari vs Karolina Muchova, Sunday May 28, 10 am
Top ten star Maria Sakkari has been given a nightmare opener against Czech Karolina Muchova who is better than her 5-4 record at Roland Garros suggests. Sakkari has a big point to prove as a player who might feel that she is dropping away from the elite group of players. Muchova is a tough nut to crack though and her Davis Cup experience on clay should be a boost to her in this environment
Muchova to secure progress in upset
Muchova to open strong with first set win
Muchova to take opener 7-5
Set score prediction: Muchova 3-1 Sakkari
Victoria Azarenka vs Bianca Andreescu, Sunday May 28, 10 am
Former Grand Slam winners Victoria Azarenka and Bianca Andreescu face off in opening-round action in the French Open on Sunday. It will be the first time that former world No 1 Azarenka has faced the Canadian who has never been beyond the second round at Roland Garros. Azarenka reached the semi-finals in Paris in 2013 but hasn't been beyond the fourth round in seven appearances since.
Victoria Azarenka should get beyond Bianca Andreescu
Azarenka over Andreescue in opening set
Andreescu to lose opening set 2-6
Set score prediction: Azarenka 3-0 Andreescu
Karolina Pliskova vs Sloane Stephens, Sunday May 28, 10 am
Former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova has a first round date with 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens. Stephens sports a 4-1 head-to-head lead over Wimbledon finalist Pliskova, but the Czech has enjoyed a better 2023 to date. The American Jets in from Rabat where she was a semi-finalist in the week ahead of Roland Garros.
Karolina Pliskova could get one back over Sloane Stephens
Pliskova with an opening set win
Czech Pliskova 6-4 over Stephens on set 1
Set score prediction: Pliskova 3-2 Stephens
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