1-seed Ashleigh Barty takes on Sofia Kenin and Simona Halep throws down against Garbine Muguruza at the 2020 Australian Open Semifinals on Jan. 29. Barty got past Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals. Can the 1-seed march to the championship round? Who takes the huge matchup between Simona and Garbine? Check out the tennis odds, a preview and a free pick for the 2020 Australian Open Semifinals!
2020 Australian Open Women’s Semifinals Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: January 29
- Where: Melbourne Park
Ashleigh Barty vs Sofia Kenin
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Kenin +255 / Barty -322
Barty has lost just 2 sets during the tournament. She needed an extra set to beat Petra Kvitova in the first set of her quarterfinals victory. But Ashleigh came out ahead 8-6 in the extra set. Does Sofia Kenin have any shot against the top seed in the semifinals?
Kenin handled Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4. The 21-year-old American has played lights out. Before knocking out Jabeur, she knocked out Cori Gauff in Round 4. Kenin doesn’t know she’s supposed to lose to Barty. Also, Barty’s Australian. She might play nervously in this match while Kenin should play relaxed. Back Sofia to pull off the upset.
Tennis Betting Pick: Sofia Kenin
Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Muguruza +125 / Halep -169
Garbine Muguruza has played as well as any tennis player left standing at the 2020 Australian Open. She beat 5-seed Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-2 in the third round. Garbine followed that excellent performance up with a 6-3, 6-3 victory against Kiki Bertens in Round 4. In the quarterfinals, she beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 6-3 in straight sets. Muguruza has a massive shot to upset Simona Halep in the semis.
But Halep has played just as well as Muguruza has. In fact, she’s played better. Simona Halep hasn’t lost a set since the opening round. Starting with Harriet Dart in Round 2, Halep has won 8 straight sets. She beat Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-4 in Round 3. Anett Kontaviet had no shot against Simona in the quarterfinals. Halep dominated Kontaviet 6-1, 6-1.Simona is playing too well to lose this matchup. Halep made the Australian Open Finals in 2018. Last year, she didn’t perform that well. She’ll make amends in 2020. Simona Halep beats Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open Semifinals.
Tennis Betting Pick: Simona Halep