With most tournaments finishing up over the weekends, there are rarely Sunday slates in tennis DFS, but DraftKings is upping its game in preparation for the French Open, it appears. With 14 matches on the slate, there are plenty of options to pick through from both the ATP and WTA sides. With $5,000 up for grabs, let’s find some winning DraftKings tennis DFS picks for our fantasy tennis lineups on Sunday, May 2.
DraftKings Fantasy Tennis DFS Picks | May 2
Naomi Osaka ($9,000)
Opponent: Karolina Muchova
Naomi Osaka didn’t play on clay for all of 2020 due to travel difficulties from COVID. In her first match back, she handled Misaki Doi in straight sets, looking very much like the World’s NO. 2 player. The odds and proper price tag are probably due to the gap in her time on the red dirt, even considering that her opponent, Karolina Muchova, has only played 12 career matches on clay at the highest level (7-5 record).
Muchova does carry an edge in her limited time when comparing domination ratings, but Osaka has an 83% chance of winning if looking at the Elo Ratings. Take the better player at a price that is more than friendly.
Karolina Pliskova ($9,500)
Opponent: Ana Pavlyuchenkova
These two have faced off seven times in their careers, with Karolina Pliskova winning six of those matchups. Oddly enough, they have never met on clay, which also looks advantageous for Pliskova. When comparing the two in all facets of their game on the red dirt, Pliskova carries an advantage across the board, including a very impressive 77% hold percentage and 59% win percentage. The odds seem slightly low, with the Elo Ratings being extremely lopsided for Pliskova, but with Ana Pavlyuchenkova winning their last matchup (2020 Australian Open), it is understandable.
After a nice win in her first matchup here, the favored Pliskova should move on.
Ownership Plays: Denis Shapovalov, Marton Fucsovics
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