Naomi Osaka’s odds for the French Open have tumbled after she followed up her maiden WTA Tour title in Indian Wells with victory over Serena Williams in the first round of the Miami Open. The 20-year-old from Japan is set to be a dangerous lower seed at Roland Garros after climbing to the verge of the world’s top 20 with her surprise success in Indian Wells, where she defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-3 6-2 in the final, before beating Williams by the same scoreline in Florida.
Osaka was a 150/1 chance with William Hill in mid-March for the second major of the season, and plenty of punters will have got themselves some each-way value as her priced gradually tumbled to a best of just 25/1 with Paddy Power. Williams continues to look rusty as she attempts to find her best form following the birth of her first child, and her price for the French Open is on the drift, out from 11/2 to a best of 7/1 with Bet365. Simona Halep is now the market leader with most firms at 5/1, while defending champion Jelena Ostapenko is a 20/1 chance with BetVictor.
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