Johanna Konta vs Sorana Cirstea Tennis Betting Tip Cirstea 2-0 – 30th May 2021

Konta to struggle in first round action at the French Open

Johanna Konta / Britain ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 05/01/2021

United Kingdom Johanna Konta vs Sorena Cirstea Romania
30th May 0900hrs
Tennis – France – French Open
Pick Cirstea 2-0
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 06:44 GMT May 28th 2021

Britain’s Johanna Konta makes her start in the French Open on Sunday as she lines up against Sorana Cirstea.

But Konta could have quite the battle on her hands in the opening round as she is the underdog for the win.

That is because Cristea has had the stronger season so far of the two. Can Konta safely negotiate her way through this tricky opener?

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Johanna Konta Preview – Can Konta get over opening hurdle in Paris?

Britain’s Johanna Konta opens her account in Paris on Sunday as she takes on the French Open.

This has been a difficult season for her.

She has had a knee problem all the way and has managed only three match victories.

In the match outright for French Open tennis betting, Johanna Konta is a quote of 13/8* (odds taken 06:44 GMT May 28th 2021).

That makes her the underdog.

It’s understandable given her fitness problems.

Just two years ago she made a brilliant run to the semi final of the French Open.

That’s probably not going to happen this year.

The last time that Konta earned successive match victories was in August last year.

There will be some massive confidence gained however were she to claim a first round win here.

Our betting prediction:
Cirstea -3.5 handicap

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(odds taken 06:44 GMT May 28th 2021)


Konta has met Sorana Cirstea twice before and from that is W1 L1 against the Romanian.

Johanna Knota won the first meeting which was on the grass of Eastbourne in 2017.

They met at last year’s US Open in the second round and Cirtsea won in three sets after Konta had taken the opener.

We get the feeling that Konta is going to need to come out quickly and land the first set on Sunday.

It’s going to be a long way back if she doesn’t.

Only one of Konta’s matches since the French Open last year has produced more than two sets.

As we think the Birt struggles, that leads us to a Sorana Cirtea 2-0 option in set betting at 6/5* (odds taken 06:44 GMT May 28th 2021).

In her last warm up for the Grand Slam, which was at the Italian Open, Konta lost in the first round 2-0 against Jelena Ostapenko.


Sorana Cirstea Preview – A good opportunity for the Romanian

While Sorana Cirstea is ranked 61st in the world and she is taking on the 20th ranked player, she looks the favourite.

The Romanian is the one with a decent season going.

In this campaign Cirstea has posted a W11 L6 match record.

She comes in with some hot clay form as well and has claimed the title in Strasbourg on the dirt.

So that was a tremendous lift of confidence for her, although she was helped out by a walkover in the semi’s against Bianca Andreescu.

In the match outright, the win for Cirstea is at a quote of 1/2* (odds taken 06:44 GMT May 28th 2021).

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Sorena Cirstea was a first round loser at last year’s French Open.

In her last five appearances at the tournament she has made it past the opening round once only.

The best ever performance that she made at the Grand Slam was a quarter final in 2009.

That’s actually Cirstea’s best Grand Slam result of her career.

So while it’s not a great record in Paris, her opponent is not at her best at the moment.

For tennis betting, a Sorana Cirstea -3.5 handicap piques some interest* (odds taken 06:44 GMT May 28th 2021).


Johanna Konta vs Sorana Cirstea Betting Advice

This is one of those situations for tennis betting where you have to look at what’s happening beyond the results.

Johanna Konta has had a tough year, battling a big knee problem and trying to work her way back to full fitness.

A fully fit and in-form Konta should be winning a match like this. But we see her falling and fading after the first set.


Key Facts – Johanna Konta vs Sorana Cirstea Betting Tip

  • Johanna Konta has won only three matches this year
  • Johanna Konta is W1 L1 against Cirstea
  • Sorena Cirstea just claimed a clay title in Strasbourg


We are rolling with the 2-0 Correct Score option for Cirstea at 6/5* (odds taken 06:44 GMT May 28th 2021).

There is the other important factor of the Romanian being high in confidence at the moment.

She arrives after a winning title run in Strasbourg.


The best betting odds for Johanna Konta vs Sorena Cirstea

Johanna Konta to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Sorena Cirstea to win: 1/2 at Bet365