Serena Williams has a chance to match the great Steffi Graf with 22 Grand Slam Titles when she takes on Angelique Kerber in the finals of the Australian Open Women’s Singles on Jan. 30 at 3:30 am ET. The match takes place at Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne, Australia.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Serena Williams Vs Angelique Kerber Austrailian Open Tennis Odds
As to be expected Sport’s Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year is a huge -700 favorite to beat Angelique Kerber on Saturday morning and claim the Australian Open crown. Kerber is offering odds of +500 to upset Serena. The game handicap is Serena -5.5, -125, Kerber +5, +105.
What: Women’s 2016 Australian Open Final
Who: Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber
When: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Kickoff: 3:30 AM ET
Where: Melbourne, Australia
Stadium: Rod Laver Arena
Spread: Serena Williams -1.5 sets
Moneyline: Serena Williams -700 vs Angelique Kerber +500
Game Total: 2.5 sets
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Australian Open Radio
Bet The Serena Williams -700 Because…
Serena Williams could become the most dominant player in tennis history. She has a great chance of eclipsing Graff’s Grand Slam Record by more than just a few wins. Serena didn’t waltz through Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi-finals. But, she did win 6-0, 6-4 to set up the match against Kerber. Serena has 6 Women’s Tennis Singles Australian Open Championship wins: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2015. She’s a huge favorite to get her 7th on Saturday.
Bet The Angelique Kerber +500 Because…
Kerber is one of the few women’s players in the game who Serena hasn’t dominated…yet. Kerber and Serena have faced each other 6 times on the tennis court. Serena lost the first match to Kerber. Since then, Serena has coasted, but that doesn’t mean that Kerber can’t turn the tables on the venerable tennis star this Saturday. Kerber goes into the match having beaten Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-5 in the quarterfinals. Tennis fans can consider her win over 47th ranked Johana Konta 7-5, 6-2 in the semis a warm-up for Serena. If Kerber is on top of her game, she could pull off the upset.
Expert Pick & Final Prediction
This is a tougher battle for Serena Williams than many believe it’s going to be. Williams isn’t impossible to beat. It took her 5 years in between Australian Open Championship wins. Could she go back-to-back after taking home the Aussie trophy in 2015?
She could. And, she could do it easily. But, it’s difficult to recommend betting on anything, much less a single player in a sporting event, at -700. Serena showed signs of tightness against Radwanska. Tightness against a player of Kerber’s skill could end Serena’s dreams of another Grand Slam Title. Not only does Serena backers have her tightness issues to worry about but, by Serena’s own admission, Kerber could prove more challenging than anyone else Serena has faced in this tournament because she’s a lefty.
It’s almost impossible difficult to go against Serena Williams. If anybody can beat Serena right now, it’s probably Angelique Kerber. Why not take a shot at huge odds?
The odds for Angelique Kerber, someone who has beaten Serena, are too tasty pass up.