THE second Grand Slam of the tennis season takes centre stage today as the French Open gets under way in Paris.
Top two seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are both going for their first French crown and lead the way in the betting with the Serb 10-11 at Betfair and the Scot 22-5 at Boylesports.
Roger Federer is a notable absentee after withdrawing with a back injury – the first Grand Slam he has missed this century – while king of clay Rafa Nadal is 11-2 at BetVictor to land his 10th Roland Garros title and defending champ Stan Wawrinka is a 14-1 chance at StanJames.
In the women’s draw it’s again a question of whether anyone can stop Serena Williams, the reigning champ and 5-2 title favourite at Skybet.
Two-times winner Maria Sharapova misses out due to her doping ban and Serena’s main contenders include Simona Halep (61-10, marathonbet) and Victoria Azarenka (15-2, Betfair) while British No.1 Johanna Konta is 100-1 at the likes of Sportingbet and Coral.
Elsewhere today there’s the likes of Test cricket and rugby league worth a flutter so post your sporting tips and chat here and good luck with your bets.