WTA Australian Open Odds & Betting Analysis

WTA Australian Open Odds & Betting Analysis

The 2020 tennis season starts now with the first grand slam of the season. Keep reading if you are going to bet on the 2020 Australian Open.

WTA Australian Open Odds & Betting Analysis

The Odds-On Betting Favorite: Serena Williams +400

Serena Williams beat Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 at the ASB Classic Finals. That’s why oddsmakers made Serena the +400 favorite to win the Australian Open. The 2020 Aussie Open is the first major tennis tournament of the year. By winning the ASB Classic, Serena took home her first tournament trophy in 3 years.

She had been close. But she hadn’t won a championship since giving birth to her daughter. Does the ASB Classic win mean that Serena is back? It might. Before we jump on Williams at +450, though, we should consider some things.

Serena has won 7 Australian Opens during her career. Her last Aussie Open win happened in 2017. She beat sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 that year. She didn’t play at the Australian Open in 2018. Last year, she bowed out in the quarterfinals to Karolina Pliskova.

Not only that, but she faced a single player of note at the ASB Classic. Serena beat 18-year-old Amanda Anisimova 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals. Williams didn’t face Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, at the ASB Classic.

What does it mean? It means that even though Serena could win the 2020 Australian Open, she’s not a great bet as the favorite. The women’s game is deep. Look elsewhere for your Aussie Open win bet.

The Smart Betting Pick: Naomi Osaka +700

Naomi Osaka upset Serena 6-2, 6-4 at the 2018 U.S. Open. She didn’t make it out of the fourth round at the 2019 U.S. Open. But early in 2019, she showed she’s one of the top tennis players in the world.

Osaka won the 2019 Australian Open. She beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-4. Naomi failed to match that effort in the other 3 major tournaments. She could make it back-to-back Aussie Open wins, though. Her form appears to be on the upswing. Osaka fell to Karolina Pliskova at the Brisbane International this past week.

Karolina beat Naomi 7-6 (12-10), 6-7 (3-7), 2-6. It was the type of performance Osaka needed heading into a major tournament. If Naomi’s form has turned around, she can win the 2020 Australian Open at nice +700 odds. Consider backing the 2019 Aussie Open winner to make it 2 in a row.

The Long Shot Pick: Karolina Pliskova +1200

After beating Osaka, Pliskova beat Madison Keys in the Brisbane International Finals. Karolina handled Keys 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to win the Brisbane International. That sets Pliskova up for a deep Australian Open run.

The closest she came was last year. Karolina can build upon that semifinal finish to Osaka at the 2019 Australian Open. She’s got as good of a chance of winning the 2020 Aussie Open as her competitors have. It’s not often that we can put money behind a great tennis player in excellent form at +1200. Karolina Pliskova can take her first major tournament title with an Australian Open win.

WTA Australian Open Odds

  • Serena Williams +400
  • Naomi Osaka +700
  • Ashleigh Barty +825
  • Simona Halep +950
  • Karolina Pliskova +1000
  • Madison Keys +1800
  • Aryna Sabalenka +2000
  • Petra Kvitova +2000
  • Elina Svitolina +2500
  • Angelique Kerber +2800
  • Belinda Bencic +3300
  • Amanda Anisimova +3300
  • Garbine Muguruza +3300
  • Kiki Bertens +3300
  • Cori Gauff +4000
  • Sloane Stephens +5000
  • Sofia Kenin +5000
  • Johanna Konta +5000
  • Iga Swiatek +6600
  • Dayana Yastremska +6600
  • Karolina Muchova +6600
  • Caroline Wozniacki +6600
  • Jelena Ostapenko +8000
  • Elise Mertens +8000
  • Marketa Vondrousova +10000
  • Anett Kontaveit +10000
  • Daria Kasatkina +10000
  • Coco Vandeweghe +10000
  • Maria Sharapova +10000
  • Julia Goerges +10000
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova +10000
  • Venus Williams +12500
  • Danielle Collins +12500
  • Alison Riske +12500
  • Qiang Wang +12500
  • Caroline Garcia +15000
  • Kristina Mladenovic +15000
  • Maria Sakkari +15000
  • Petra Martic +15000
  • Donna Vekic +15000
  • Elena Rybakina +15000
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +15000
  • Camila Giorgi +20000
  • Carla Suarez Navarro +20000
  • Su-Wei Hsieh +20000
  • Anastasija Sevastova +20000
  • Samantha Stosur +20000
  • Heather Watson +25000
  • Saisai Zheng +25000
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich +25000
  • Ajla Tomljanovic +25000
  • Yulia Putintseva +25000
  • Shuai Zhang +25000
  • Catherine Bellis +25000
  • Katerina Siniakova +25000
  • Katie Boulter +30000
  • Irina-Camelia Begu +30000
  • Lizette Cabrera +30000
  • Margarita Gasparyan +40000
  • Kaia Kanepi +40000
  • Barbora Strycova +40000
  • Lesia Tsurenko +40000
  • Na-Lae Han +50000
  • Priscilla Hon +50000
  • Pauline Parmentier +50000
  • Arina Rodionova +50000
  • Astra Sharma +50000
  • Kateryna Bondarenko +50000
  • Anna Karolína Schmiedlová +50000