Quarter Betting: Women’s
With 2019 providing four different Grand Slam winners in the women’s game once again, it promises to be a fascinating battle in Melbourne to see who emerges victorious. The usual smattering of big names are joined by some of the hottest properties in women’s tennis in an intriguing draw at the Australian Open this year. British hope Johanna Konta fell at the first hurdle whilst Venus Williams also succumbed to 15-year-old Coco Gauff in a fascinating opening round of matches.
Here are our Quarter Betting Australian Open predictions:
Home favourite and world number one Ashleigh Barty carries the hopes of a nation in Melbourne with Australia on its knees amid the bushfire crisis. She picked up her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open in June 2019 and she looks good value at 13/8 with Ladbrokes to win the top quarter in the draw.
Last year’s runner up Petra Kvitova endured an inconsistent year in 2019 but she has historically enjoyed playing at Melbourne and he experience at the very top level of the game is pretty much unrivalled in the draw. The Czech superstar is 4/1 with Betsafe and looks good value to progress to the last 4.
Hard-hitting American Madison Keys is still awaiting her maiden Grand Slam title but it looks to be only a matter of time before she gets over the line. She has started 2020 in fine form and is excellent value at is 9/2 with Ladbrokes to reach the semi-final stage.
Greek superstar Maria Sakkari had an excellent season in 2019 and broke into the world’s top 32 as a result. She is unproven at Grand Slam level but has plenty of big-name scalps on her CV and at 16/1 with Bet365 she is one to watch this week.
23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams sits on the brink of history at the Australian Open as she looks to win a record 24th singles title. Without a win since 2017 on the WTA Tour, Serena bounced back in style in Auckland earlier this year and with that newfound confidence, she looks an excellent bet at 5/4 with William Hill to reach the last 4.
Defending champion Naomi Osaka is still very much one of the leading lights in the female game currently despite a quiet finish to 2019. She represents value at 3/1 with Bet365 to reach the semi-finals and a titanic battle with Serena is very much on the cards.
Sofia Kenin is an emerging young American making her way on the WTA Tour and she looks to possess plenty of the skills needed to go deep in Grand Slam tournaments. She doesn’t have the easiest quarter on paper, but she will be primed at 10/1 with Betfred should either Osaka or Serena slip up.
Another fairytale story looks on the cards at the Australian Open for 15-year-old Coco Gauff. The American knocked out Venus Williams in round one and looks a long shot at 25/1 with Tony Bet to reach the last 4 but this is just much the start of her tennis playing journey.
Wimbledon champion Simona Halep is chasing the third Grand Slam title of her career in Melbourne and she looks to be operating on a different level ever since her win at SW19. With confidence flowing through her game, the Romanian looks good value at 11/4 with Betsson to win the third quarter.
Aryna Sabalenka has emerged as one of the hottest properties on the WTA Tour in recent months and the Belarussian also looks well placed to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final at 4/1 with William Hill.
Swiss superstar Belinda Bencic showed incredible resilience in 2019 to come back from a string of lengthy injury setbacks to finish in the world’s top 8 and play in the World Tour Finals in Shenzhen. She certainly has the game to go all the way at a Grand Slam and she looks an excellent bet at 7/1 with Bwin to reach the last 4.
Croatian youngster Donna Vekic knocked out Maria Sharapova with ease in round one and her stock continues to rise on the WTA Tour. She will have to be at her best to progress from a packed quadrant but at 16/1 with Bet365, Vekic certainly represents the value bet.
World number two Karolina Pliskova is still awaiting her first Grand Slam triumph and there is a feeling that 2020 could be her year to get over the line. She is the hot favourite at 7/4 with Ladbrokes to reach the last 4 in Melbourne this year.
WTA World Tour Finals champion Elina Svitolina continues to produce excellent tennis week in, week out on the tour without always getting the recognition she deserves. She reached the last 4 at Wimbledon and looks a solid bet at 3/1 with Bwin to do the same again in Australia this time around.
Kiki Bertens has been a regular fixture in the top 10 of the world rankings throughout 2019 and she will be looking to break her major tournament duck in Australia over the next fortnight. The draw looks tricky, but she is more than capable of beating all in front of her in quarter 4 and she could slip under the radar at 9/1 with William Hill to reach the semis.
2018 Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber endured a particularly tough season in 2019 but she will be desperate to bounce back from a disappointing campaign last term and the German looks well placed at 10/1 with Bet365 to potentially cause an upset and reach the last 4 in Melbourne.
Here is our Australian Open betting tips Quarter Betting Accumulator in the women’s draw:
Quarter 1 – Ashleigh Barty
Quarter 2 – Serena Williams
Quarter 3 – Simona Halep
Quarter 4 – Elina Svitolina