Australian Open 2020 Women’s Preview and Predictions | 20 Jan – 02 Feb

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Updated Updated: January 20, 2020
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Serena Williams is once again the favourite to win a Grand Slam, but can she repeat what she hasn’t done for more than two years? Last year, the four Grand Slam titles were won by four different players, which speaks volumes to how even the field has become. We take a look at some of the storylines, odds and predictions before this year’s Australian Open.

Australian Open Overview and Schedule

The Australian Open begins on January 20 and finishes with the finals 13 days later. 

In one of the major storylines before the Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki will  play her last ever competitive tournament, having announced her official retirement in November 2019. Wozniacki won her single Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2018, crowning what has otherwise been an impressive career with multiple stints as the World No.1. 

If Wozniacki manages to win the tournament once again it will be an outright sensation, with Skybet currently pricing her at 79/1.

Australian Open Betting Tips and Predictions

Serena Williams to Win the Tournament

Serena Williams enters the year’s first Grand Slam as the undisputed favourite, but has lost the last four Grand Slam finals she has played in.

What do we make of that? To begin with, we can’t really dispute Williams’ current form as she scooped up a rare WTA title in Auckland last week. Having won the Australian Open an incredible eight times, Williams is still on the edge of equalling Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam titles. 

Williams has not won a Grand Slam since her last victory at the Australian Open in 2017, but the 3/1 at Betfair is simply too good a price to pass on.

Naomi Osaka to Win the Tournament

When Osaka won the Australian Open last year it was her second Grand Slam title in a row, as she beat Serena Williams to the title in the 2018 US Open.

Since then, things have been quieter for the popular Japanese player, but she can’t escape her role as one of the candidates to this year’s title. If successful in the opening rounds, Osaka is matched up with Williams in the Quarter Finals. 

Skybet’s 7/1 is a great price for a player who has won 2 of the last 5 Grand Slams.

Caroline Wozniacki to Win the Tournament

This is admittedly a risky punt. The 2020 Australian Open is Wozniacki’s last ever competitive tournament, and it looks unlikely that she’ll be in the running for the title.

However, she showed glimpses of past glory in Auckland last week, as the made the Semi Final in singles before losing the Women’s Double Final playing with Serena Williams. And we can’t really question Wozniacki’s motivation on this occasion. 

Wozniacki to win the tournament at 79/1 with Betfair is a long shot, but worth a punt.

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