Australian Open 2020 Women’s Final Betting Tips: Muguruza to Start Favourite

garbine muguruza smiling at the australian open

The final of the 2020 Australian Open will feature former World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza going head to head with the American rising star Sofia Kenin on Saturday. In this article, we will give you the latest betting tips, odds, and predictions for the match.

Best betting sites & odds for the Australian Open 2020

Bet Odds Site
Kenin to win 2.40 Betway
Kenin to win 2-0 3.80 10CRIC
Muguruza to win 1.63 LeoVegas
Over 22.5 games in the match 1.90 Betway

So now that you know more about the best odds and predictions for the final match of the Australian Open, let’s dive deeper with some detailed preview and analysis.

Garbine Muguruza vs. Sofia Kenin Head to Head

Kenin leads 1-0 at the moment, with their sole meeting taking place in the 2019 China Open in Beijing. The 21-year-old defeated Muguruza 6-0, 2-6, 6-2.

Muguruza finds her groove in Melbourne

Garbine Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam winner and former World No. 1, has rediscovered her form over the last two weeks in Melbourne. Battling heavily with inconsistencies and a poor streak over the last couple of seasons, the Spaniard has now got the chance to fully redeem herself and enter the top 10 once again.

She has been absolutely impressive by all means in the competition. Despite being placed in a tricky bracket, the unseeded Muguruza has not only handsomely navigated the path but has also re-established herself as a formidable force on the tour. She started off with a couple of straight-set wins over Katie Boulter and Lauren Davis in the opening rounds.

Muguruza has been in an impeccable form

Muguruza has been in impeccable form

Following those wins, she found herself facing the top seeds like Elina Svitolina, to be prospectively followed by Kiki Bertens. In the previous seasons, Muguruza faced difficulties in these kinds of matches but this time around, things were different. She not only defeated the two top seeds in straight sets but did so by losing not more than 9 games in total.

In the quarterfinal, the Spaniard met Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and moved past her with 7-5, 6-3. Then in the semis, she met Simona Halep – the strongest player remaining in the field and stunned her in straight sets. It was a remarkable display of resilience, determination, and grit as she pushed the Romanian out with 7-6(8), 7-5.

Muguruza’s newly discovered form can also be attributed to her change in the coaching staff. She is under the tutelage of a new coach – Conchita Martinez – a former Wimbledon winner herself. Martinez has also compared her partnership with Muguruza to that of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, illustrating the chemistry and understanding between the two.

Whatever it may be, it clearly has worked wonders for Muguruza. She is now competing in her first Grand Slam final since the 2017 Wimbledon – a tournament which she won comfortably. She clearly has what is needed to win at this level, as she demonstrated a few years back.

Kenin, plotting a massive upset

The 21-year-old Sofia Kenin has had a fantastic rise to spotlight, all of which began in 2019. She reached her career-best singles ranking as World No. 12 and ended up winning three singles titles in the process. But more than that, it was her impressive antics in the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Open which really put her name on the map. She reached the semifinal in both the tournaments, defeating the likes of Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, and Svitolina.

Kenin holds a decent track record against top 10 players

Kenin holds a decent track record against top 10 players

Kenin kick-started her season on a similar track. Despite disappointing results in Adelaide and Brisbane, the young American has managed to outperform herself and her expectations in the Australian Open. She found herself in an easy bracket, defeating the likes of Martina Trevisan, Ann Li, and Shuai Zhang. In the fourth round, she moved past Cori Gauff in three sets to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal.

From that point on, there was no stopping Kenin. With Caroline Wozniacki, Osaka, and other big players already out of the picture, it was just a matter of time for her to reach the next round. She defeated Ons Jabeur in straight sets to book the semifinal clash with World No. 1 and local favourite Ashleigh Barty. Against all odds, she stunned the 23-year-old Aussie 7-6(8), 7-5, to reach the final.

Muguruza vs. Kenin Predictions and Tips

We have seen this before – an experienced, top player going head to head with a rising underdog. Osaka, Barty, and others have done it in the past and now, Kenin will be hoping to join that elusive club. However, Muguruza is now an entirely different player than she was last season – she is more confident, spirited, and determined. The odds may dictate that Muguruza will win the match, by virtue of her experience on the tour. However, Kenin, as an underdog, has pulled impressive upsets in the past and it may very well happen again. It’s a classic battle of David vs. Goliath, that can go either way.

Expect this match to go to three sets.