The 2020 Australian Open Women’s Final has not followed the script. No Serena Williams. No Naomi Osaka. Not even an Ashleigh Barty or Simona Halep. On Saturday, Garbine Muguruza and Sofia Kenin battle at Melbourne Park. The two duke it out for this year’s first major tennis tournament title. Muguruza beat Halep in the semis. Kenin bested 1-seed Ashleigh Barty. Check out the 2020 Australian Open Women’s tennis odds, a preview and a free pick for Kenin versus Muguruza!
2020 Australian Open Women’s Final Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: February 1st
- Where: Melbourne Park
Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Kenin +142 / Muguruza -200
Garbine Muguruza has won a couple of major titles. Although this is Garbine’s first Australian Open Final, she’s not new to championship rounds. In 2016, she took home the French Open trophy. The following year she won at Wimbledon. That makes Muguruza serious chalk to beat Sofia Kenin on Saturday.
Another reason to back Garbine? During this tournament, she’s dominated. She didn’t start out dominating opponents. Muguruza required 4 sets to beat Shelby Rogers in the first round. She also required 4 sets to beat Ajla Tomljanovic. But after struggling in the first couple of rounds, she’s mowed through 4 straight ranked opponents. 3-of-4 were seeded in the Top 10. The three she beat were 5-Elina Svitolina, 9-Kiki Bertens, and 4-Simona Halep. It’s obvious that Muguruza has a major chance to win on Feb. 1.
But although that’s true, we shouldn’t discount Sofia Kenin’s chances. In the semifinals, the 21-year-old American handled 1-seed Ashleigh Barty in straight sets. Kenin beat Barty 7-6 (8-6), 7-5. This came on the heels victories against Cori Gauff and Ons Jabeur.
Kenin has developed into one of the top tennis players in the world. She showed signs last year that she was ready to step it up. Sofia made it all the way to Round 4 at the French Open. Barty knocked her out 3-6, 6-3, 0-6. Even last year’s Australian Open wasn’t terrible. Simona Halep beat Kenin in the second round 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6.
Not only that but in October Sofia Kenin bested Garbine Muguruza. Facing Muguruza in Round 1 at the China Open in Beijing, Sofia showed no signs of nervousness. She beat Muguruza 6-0, 2-6, 6-2. That’s the most important reason to back Kenin. She’s proven that she can take down Garbine. Back Sofia Kenin to upset Garbine Muguruza in what should be a competitive Australian Open Final.
Tennis Betting Pick: Sofia Kenin +142