Women’s Australian Open Tennis Picks

Women’s Australian Open Tennis Picks

Women’s Australian Open Tennis Picks

The women hit the court for the first Grand Slam Tennis Tournament of the year starting on Jan. 16. Every year, the Australian Open kicks off tennis’s major tourney action. The Australian Open runs from Jan. 16 through Jan. 29.

Serena Williams heads to the Australian Open as the odds-on favorite. Is the first major of the year Serena’s to lose? Will someone come up to take down the Queen of Tennis? Keep reading for more info on Serena, the smart pick, the longshot pick, the sharp pick, and my pick to win the Women’s Australian Open Tennis Tournament!

2017 Women’s Australian Open Tennis Picks

Although Serena is the favorite to win yet another major championship, she’s not as big of a favorite on the women’s side as Novak Djokovic is on the men’s side. Serena is also in the unfamiliar position of playing second fiddle, as she gives up her No 1 seed status to Angelique Kerber.  

What: 2017 Australian Open
When: Jan 16 – Jan 29, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 PM ET  
Where: Melbourne, Australia
Stadium: Melbourne Park
Watch: ESPN
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Listen: Australian Open

The Odds-On Favorite Pick To Win Women’s Australian Open: Serena Williams 23/8

There’s an interesting pattern when it comes to Serena and the Australian Open. Serena won the Australian Open every other year from 2003 to 2009. She took it home in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009. Then, Serena won the first major tournament of the year again in 2010. It took 5 years for Serena to win the Australian Open again. She lost last year to Angelique Kerber.  

The Smart Pick To Win Women’s Australian Open: Angelique Kerber 7/2

Kerber should be the smart pick to win this year’s Australian Open. Kerber goes into 2017 off the best year of her life as a tennis player. She not only beat Serena in the finals of the Australian Open, but she also won the U.S. Open and finished as the runner-up at Wimbledon. Kerber looks tough.

The Longshot Pick To Win Women’s Australian Open: Agniezka Radwanska 25/1

Radwanska has never won a Grand Slam Tennis Tournament. But, she’s been close. She’s particularly been close at the Australian Open. She finished in the semifinals at both the 2014 Australian Open and the 2016 Australian Open. This could be her year.

The Sharp Pick To Win Women’s Australian Open: Angelique Kerber 7/2

Unlike on the Men’s side where Djokovic and Murray dominate, the Women’s Tennis Association is deep. Getting 7/2 odds on Kerber should force the hand of a lot of sharps. The sharps are almost guaranteed to jump on board the Kerber train. This is particularly true since Serena just got married. Serena’s mind might not be on tennis come Jan. 16.

My Pick To Win Women’s Australian Open: Garbine Muguruza 11/1

The Venezuelan-born Muguruza won last year’s French Open. She’s only 23-years-old. What it means is that there’s a lot of upside to Muguruza. The best she’s ever done in Melbourne is Round 4. I think that could change this year. Serena has had her day, it’s hard to see Kerber getting better at the age of 28 while Radwanska might just have come along at the wrong time. Muguruza could take a huge leap this year into the Top 3 in the world. That means starting out hot in the first Grand Slam Tennis Tournament of 2017.