Alcaraz vs Auger-Aliassime Prediction and Betting Tips - French Open 2024

Day eight of the 2024 French Open kicks off fourth-round matches in both the men's and women's singles. With the quarterfinals just one match away, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek is set to face unseeded Anastasia Potapova on Sunday in the French Open. 

Swiatek marked her 23rd birthday with a dominant 6-4, 6-2 win over Marie Bouzkova, securing her spot in the round of 16. Before her match against Bouzkova, Swiatek overcame four-time major champion Naomi Osaka in a tense encounter, saving a match point to keep her tournament alive.

Potapova defeated Chinese Xinyu Wang in the third round 7-5, 6(6)-7(8), 6-4 in order to advance to the fourth-round matchup against Swiatek. She has maintained excellent form in the French Open as well as the 2024 season, with a 13-11 win-loss record.

Can Potapova edge out the two-time defending champ here? Read on for our Swiatek vs Potapova prediction and betting tips.

How the Bookies View It: Swiatek Unquestionably

Bookmaker bet365 is backing Swiatek’s victory all the way, making her the favourite at 1/40. Potapova stands far behind at 16/1. Set betting suggests a 2-0 win for Swiatek, with this result paying 1/6.

Recent Head-to-Head: Nothing to See Here

The fourth-round match between Swiatek and Potapova will be their first meeting on the senior tour. They previously clashed at the French Open as juniors in 2016, where Potapova defeated the current world No. 1 with a score of 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Anything Else Catch the Eye?

Swiatek faced a significant challenge in the second round against Naomi Osaka. However, she turned the match around by exploiting her opponent's fatigue, ultimately securing a victory. In the third round against Bouzkova, she expertly targeted the Czech's serves with precise shots, hitting a total of 34 winners and converting 57% of her break points.

Swiatek has maintained a remarkable 38-4 win-loss record in 2024. She won titles in Doha, Indian Wells, Madrid, and Rome, and also led Poland to the final of the United Cup in January.

Potapova has showcased impressive tennis at the 2024 French Open, advancing to the round of 16 by defeating Kamilla Rakhimova and Viktorija Golubic in straight sets in the first and second rounds, respectively. 

She then overcame Xinyu Wang in a three-set battle in the third round. To compete against the world No. 1, Potapova will need to be at her absolute best.

Swiatek vs Potatova Betting Tips & Predictions

Swiatek and Potapova, both are in excellent form this season, but the world No. 1 has showcased an exceptional level of play throughout the season. It is going to be a challenge for Potapova to hold out against Swiatek. She may get through a set, but we say this is the end of the line for the young Russian.

  • Swiatek to win 2-1 @ 5/1
  • Potapova +7.5 handicap @ 5/6

Swiatek and Potapova will play in the fourth round on Sunday, June 2. While you wait, make sure to check out our overall women’s single predictions for the French Open 2024.

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