With the 2019 Australian Open the beginning of the women’s tennis season is in full earnest. And its of no surprise that Serena Williams is the prohibitive favorite to win the tournament. As a matter of fact, Serena Williams has already won the Australian Open seven times, second only to Margaret Smith Court in the all-time records. But just because Williams is the big favorite doesn’t mean she is the best player or has the best chance to actually win. Last year’s winner Caroline Wozniak will certainly be in the mix as will 2016 champion Angelique Kerber. Since 2011 Williams has won the Australian Open just twice.
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2019 Women’s Australian Open
Date and Time:January 14-27, 2019
Location:Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Tennis Betting Online Odds at Bookmaker
Serena Williams +380
Angelique Kerber +800
Simona Halep +1100
Elina Svitolina +1100
Naomi Osaka +1000
Carolina Wozniacki +2100
Sloane Stephens +1400
Aryna Sabalenka +1100
Garbine Muguruza +1400
Petra Kvitova +2000
Kiki Bertens +2100
Ashleigh Barty +2400
Karolina Pliskova +1450
Julia Goerges +1900
Daria Kasatkina +4500
Betting action is hot and heavy on Serena Williams. She is far and away the most recognizable name in women’s tennis, if not all of tennis itself. She is the ultimate “brand” of the sport and has the strong record of success at the Australian Open. That being said Williams does not offer the best pure value and very well could be an overlay.
The Women’s Australian Open has been run since 1922. In the “Open Era” which has run since 1969 Serena Williams has the record for seven Australian Open titles. The tournament takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Open is played on a Plexicushion court.
A great example of how Serena Williams is the top betting favorite based on her name brand recognition is Simona Help, 27, who is the top ranked women’s tennis player in the world. Halep hails from Romania and has a career record of 73-33 in Grand Slam events. She has a total of 18 WTA singles titles with a total of over $28 million in prize money for her career. Her overall record is 450-197 with a record at the Australian Open 16-8.
Germany’s Angelique Kerber is ranked second in the world. The 30-year-old Kerber has a career Grand Slam record of 98-41 and is 26-10 at the Australian Open. Kerber has won over $27 million in prize money. Her overall career record is 595-311.
Ranked third in the world is 28-year-old Carolina Wozniacki of Denmark. Wozniacki has a Grand Slam career record of 112-45 with a mark of 32-10 at the Australian Open. Wozniacki has an overall career record of 611-248 with a total of over $33 million in prize money.
Japan’s 21-year-old Naomi Osaka is ranked fourth in the world. Osaka now resides in Boca Raton, Florida and has a Grand Slam record of 25-10 with a record at the Australian Open of 6-3. Osaka’s career record is 179-120 and she has already hauled in over $7.6 million worth of prize money.
Rounding Out the Top Ten
Sloane Stephens, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Kiki Bertens, and Daria Kasatkina round out the world’s top ten ranked women’s tennis players.
And Then There’s Serina
Serena Williams is currently ranked 16th in the world which is quite a drop from her second in the world status in 2016. She has not played since her loss in the US Open Final to Naomi Osaka. To Williams credit it was quite a run but Osaka exposed her in the final as not up to championship standards. Williams is clearly overpriced.
Free Women’s Tennis Betting Odds Pick
Naomi Osaka is proven to be a Grand Slam championship winner and contender and someone that can handle Serena. She also brings a better price.
Tennis Betting Odds: Naomi Osaka
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