In the semi-finals of the Fed Cup 2019 France and Romania meet. For the first time in the history of the most traditional team competition in women’s tennis. This, however, at times when the Fed Cup was still held without home advantage and centrally in one place. Since this encounter also took place extremely long ago and took place on a different surface than the current duel (1976 on carpet in Philadelphia), it has no significance for the upcoming encounter. The betting base at the Fed Cup game France vs. Romania will therefore base their forecast on other indicators than the direct comparison. Below, therefore, all current shape curves, statistics and relevant facts are illuminated.
France vs Romania Tennis Betting Tips
The international match will take place in the French town of Rouen. The 110,000-inhabitant port city has with the Palais des Sports de Rouen (also known as Kindarena) on a multi-functional arena up to 6000 seats, which was also already used at the 2017 Handball World Cup. The narrow hall will certainly be very well attended and converted to the cauldron. For this, the French tennis fans are known. Not only in the annual Roland Garros tournament, they support their compatriots frenetically, but especially in team competitions, they guarantee a real home advantage (just think of France Davis Cup games in Lille, as the Pierre-Mauroy arena there for three days sold out with 27,000 spectators).
France team captain Julien Benneteau has chosen sand as the base. A comprehensible and reasonable decision with respect to its nominated players, but with which no appreciable advantages can be generated against the Romanian players.
France – Statistics & Current Form
The French Fed Cup Team:
🎾 Caroline Garcia – WTA World Ranking No. 21
🎾 Pauline Parmentier – WTA World Ranking No. 53
🎾 Alize Cornet – WTA World Ranking No. 54
🎾 Kristina Mladenovic – WTA World Ranking No.63 / WTA Double World Ranking No. 3
🎾 Fiona Ferro – WTA World Ranking No. 92
Caroline Garcia has a highly compelling Fed Cup record of 10-4 in singles and 5-1 in doubles. She was still the number 2 in the double world ranking in 2016 and won in the same year with Mladenovic even the Roland Garros title. But then she decided to Mladenovic’s lack of understanding to concentrate completely on their individual career (in the double, it is therefore currently only ranked 885!). Also in the Fed Cup she paused two years, which was also publicly criticized by Mladenovic. Since then, the ratio of the players as tense. No favorable constellation for a team success, especially if you have to rely more on team spirit, as you have sober considered on the worse players.
Pauline Parmentier has a Fed Cup single score of 5-12 and did not even get a set win in her last four appearances against Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Elise Mertens and Alison van Uytvanck. Apart from the Fed Cup, however, she had a very successful year in 2018, in which she surprisingly started again. With her current Rank 53 ranking, she is slowly but surely scratching her current “Career High” 40th place in 2008. In doubles, she is not placed among the top 500 in the world and thus not a serious option.
Alize Cornet has a disastrous Fed Cup singles record of 4-14. In this year’s quarter-final against Belgium, she surprisingly beat the favored Elise Mertens. Although she has her 30th birthday ahead of her, she has an incredible amount of experience. She also sprinkles some psycho-games like a break from injury because of an apparently not elementary obstructing pain, so as to bring the opponent out of rhythm (the German Tatiana Maria made at the French Open 2016 this unpleasant experience).
Kristina “Kiki” Mladenovic loves the Fed Cup and has a great record of 9-7 in singles and 11-2 in doubles. The girlfriend of the Austrian top player Dominic Thiem thus has a Fed Cup win rate of 69% (on sand even an even stronger of 75%). However, in the individual she has been on the much declining branch for some time now, which means that she is now also placed in the world ranking list behind Parmentier and Cornet. This week she announced the commitment of successful coach Sascha Bajin, who last served Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. She hopes to start again with this in the individual.
Fiona Ferro’s good performances in recent weeks have left them in the limelight for Benneteau, who left the fifth player’s nomination open last week and later re-nominated Ferro this week. In the doubles, she is no option as the No.700 in the world, even if she was allowed to double in the quarter-final against Belgium on the side of Parmentier. This double was at that time, however, meaningless, as France was previously known as the winner. Even in the single it should not be used.
Captain Benneteau (himself a player, a Davis Cup icon with appearances in 14 national comparisons from 2010 to last year’s semi-final) has some very difficult decisions in front of him, for which he is truly not to be envied. The only winners are Caroline Garcia for the singles and Kristina Mladenovic for the doubles. But who is Benneteau in the present, extremely narrow world ranking situation as the second single player to muster? Cornet with her disastrous Fed Cup record? Parmentier, who actually experienced her second spring but could not win a single set in the last four Fed Cup singles? Or Mladenovic, who has a very good Fed Cup record, but whose general shape curve has been steadily down for quite some time?
And who will he nominate for perhaps the decisive doubles alongside Mladenovic? Cornet, who ha at least a balanced Fed Cup double record, but only ranked 130 of the doubles world ranking? Or Garcia, who once formed a dream team with Mladenovic, but has not played a double for years. In our opinion, all of these are highly problematic decisions facing the French, because none of the available options are immediately convincing.
Romania statistics & current form
The Romanian Fed Cup Team:
🎾 Simona Halep – WTA World Ranking No. 2
🎾 Mihaela Buzarnescu – WTA World Ranking No.31 / WTA Double World Ranking No. 30
🎾 Irina-Camelia Begu – WTA World Ranking No.82 / WTA Double World Ranking No. 36
🎾 Monica Niculescu – WTA World Ranking No. 133 / WTA Double World Ranking No. 48
🎾 Raluca Olaru – WTA Double World Ranking No. 48
The Romanian number one, Simona Halep, is one of the absolute world stars of women’s tennis. Halep has a very convincing 18-5 record in the Fed Cup and has been unbeaten in six matches (her last defeat was in 2016 at a national comparison with Germany against Angelique Kerber). Halep is by far the best player in the game and should be a guarantor for two Romanian single points. In the doubles, however, she may not be an option as she is not placed in the top 400 while four doubles top 50 players are in the squad.
Mihaela Buzarnescu has a very unusual career progression behind her. So she reached her Career High last summer at the age of 30 both in singles and in doubles. Although she has been in a slight downtrend since autumn and was without a set win in her last two Fed Cup singles against the Czech Republic at this year’s quarterfinals, she should be set as second single player.
Irina-Camelia Begu has a positive Fed Cup record in singles (8-6) and doubles (7-3). In particular, due to their excellent double balance sheet, they should be set in the doubles despite strong competition. This is also helped by the fact that she won on the side of Niculescu in the quarter-final against the Czech Republic, the all-decisive doubles against the clearly favored Krejcikova / Siniakova sensational and so only the semi-final entry made possible.
Monica Niculescu is by far the most experienced Fed Cup player in the Romanian team. Her debut was already in 2004! Overall, she has played more than 50 matches in the Fed Cup and can look back on a positive balance in singles and doubles. After the great performance in the quarter-finals, it seems most likely that she makes the double with Begu although both are placed in the doubles world rankings slightly worse than Buzarnescu and Raluca Olaru. The latter is a pure double-specialist who is no longer on the single world rankings. Her Fed Cup double record, however, is devastating with a 3-8 for a specialist. Therefore, if your four team members stay fit and healthy, they probably will not have a realistic chance to take action.
Since Captain Florin Segarceanu took office, things have calmed down in and around the Romanian Fed Cup team. Segarceanu has lower entertainer qualities and successes than Active as predecessor Ilie Nastase, but but better manners (in the duel of Romania with Great Britain it came because of nosy comments of a major scandal), so he significantly less polarized. He is as a professional and former top 100 players absolutely appreciated and recognized and proved, for example, with the occupation of the decisive doubles in the quarterfinals a lucky touch. He too – like Benneteau – faces some tricky decisions. The difference, however, is that you can see Segarceanu’s options – especially in the double – under the premise of “spoiled for choice”, which one can not quite say about the possibilities of his French counterpart. The Romanians are likely to accumulate with the same lineup as last against the Czech Republic (ie in single with Halep and Buzarnescu and in double with Begu / Niculescu) and thus be favored against the French also.
France vs Romania Tennis Betting Tips
At the meeting France vs. Romania look at the odds of bookmakers as follows: For a home win, the bookmakers offer France against Romania an odds up to 2.45. This is the French team outsiders, because for the success of Romanians are only odds up to 1.55 available. We see the Romanian team even more clearly in the role of favorites, because in our opinion, Simona Halep is an absolute guarantee for two points. In addition, Romania is favored in No.2 against No.2 and also in the doubles everything but chance. The home advantage is indeed with the French, but with the choice of flooring these could bring about no further advantage for themselves.
Key Facts – France vs Romania Tips
⭐️ Romania have clearly the best player in their ranks with Halep
⭐️ France with problems in the occupation of the second single player
⭐️ Romania with significantly more good options for the doubles
Our recommendation is to place a tip at the Fed Cup match France vs Romania on an away win for Halep & Co. For this bet we advised you get the best odd of 1.55. As a bet, we recommend playing the tip on Romania at odds 1.55 with six units.
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