The Australian Open feels like it was a really, really long time ago, doesn’t it? Does anyone remember when Germany’s Angelique Kerber shocked Serena Williams in the women’s final?! Golf’s four major championships take place within the span of four months during the spring and summer. Tennis has a five month break between the first major of the year in January, and the next one in May. Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets on the men’s side, for those of you that have a fuzzy memory like I do.

When: May 16-June 5
Where: Roland Garros in Paris, France
Watch: The Tennis Channel and NBC Sports
Surface: Clay Court

Djokovic (4/5) and Williams (9/4) are the overwhelming favorites in their respective brackets. The French Open is the only major that Djokovic has never won, keeping him away from the career grand slam. Rafael Nadal (3/1) had won the previous five French Opens before having that streak snapped by Stan Wawrinka (10/1) last year. Nadal has won the event nine times since 2005. On the women’s side, there’s a notable name missing from the odds sheet. Maria Sharapova will not be at Roland Garros in Paris after testing positive for a banned substance in March. Victoria Azarenka (7/2) assumes the role of challenger to Williams’ throne. Serena defeated Lucie Safarova to win last year’s tournament, and has won the French Open three times. Odds below are courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook


Jay Richards

Freelance sports writer for a number of local, regional, and national outlets. Owner of a 2014-15 Ohio State National Championship ticket at 75-1. Thank you, Urban Meyer, for funding that vacation to the Bahamas. Proud Penn State graduate and member of the Oakland Raiders' Black Hole.

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