Australian Open 2020 Women’s Quarterfinal Betting Tips: New Champion on the Horizon
The women’s quarterfinal ties for the Australian Open 2020 are already set. Three top-10 players have made it to the quarters, while the others are rising, emerging stars on the tour with a hunger to make a name for themselves. In this article, we will give you the Australian Open betting tips & predictions for each of these four quarterfinals, with a brief preview and match odds. So, without further adieu, let’s get started.
Australian Open women’s quarterfinal odds & predictions
Here, you’ll find a quick overview of the our top predictions and the best odds for the 2020 quarterfinal games.
|Kvitova to win 2-1||4.75||10CRIC|
|Over 22.5 games in the match||1.97||888Sport|
|Over 21.5 games in the match||1.95||LeoVegas|
|Muguruza to win||1.6||888Sport|
|Over 21.5 games in the match||1.83||LeoVegas|
|Halep to win 2-0||2.2||888Sport|
|Under 22.5 games in the match||1.64||LeoVegas|
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Australian Open women’s analysis
So, now that you know a more about what we believe are the best bets to make and the best places to make them, let’s delve into some of the analysis!
Quarter-final 1: Ashleigh Barty vs. Petra Kvitova
Head to Head: 3-4, in favour of Kvitova
Predictions: Over 22.5 games in the match: 1.97 with 888Sport. Kvitova to win 2-1: 4.75 with 10CRIC
This is going to be a scintillating clash between two of the most renowned players on the WTA Tour. Interestingly, this is also a repeat of the last year’s Australian Open quarterfinal, where Kvitova stunned Barty in straight sets. However, since their 2019 January meeting, the two ladies met thrice on the tour and on every occasion, the young Aussie defeated Kvitova. Their most recent encounter came in the WTA Tour Finals in October, where Barty won in straight sets.
Barty, seeded first for the Australian Open, has had a highly comfortable run so far. Moving past the likes of Lesia Tsurenko, Polona Hercog, Elena Rybakina, and Alison Riske, she has hardly faced any significant difficulties. As the local favourite and the winner of the Adelaide International a few weeks ago, she has been in an impressive form and looks primed to go the distance.
However, Kvitova will not back down from this challenge. As the Australian Open runner-up, she has the experience and skills needed to play at this level with ease. So far in Melbourne, she has had a run similar to that of Barty’s. Standing in her way were Katerina Siniakova, Paula Badosa, Ekaterina Alexandrova, and Maria Sakkari. Even though the Czech star didn’t have that great of a run in the build-up to the Slam, she is still among the top favourites in the field.
Quarter-final 2: Ons Jabeur vs. Sofia Kenin
Head to Head: 3-1 to Kenin
Predictions: Over 21.5 games in the match: 1.95 with LeoVegas
This is going to be a cracker of a quarterfinal for several reasons. Jabeur – the 25-year-old Tunisian, has knocked out several big guns like Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki, and Qiang Wang. This is also her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance and will be eager to put up a good show. As a singles player, she is currently World No. 78 and has not got that many highlights in her career to be proud of. But now, she has a chance to change all of that.
Kenin, on the other hand, is a young player who has already shown what she is capable of. The 21-year-old is currently World No. 15, and last year she reached the semifinal in the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Open. She has a good record against several top-1o players, including Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. In Melbourne, she most recently knocked out Cori Gauff and is now the only American in the field.
Given Kenin’s superiority on the tour in terms of experience, wins, and momentum, she will be starting as a heavy favourite here. However, Jabeur won’t make this an easy match for her.
Quarter-final 3: Garbine Muguruza vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Head to Head: 4-1 to Muguruza
Predictions: Muguruza to win: 1.60 with 888Sport. Over 21.5 games in the match: 1.83 with LeoVegas
It is certainly refreshing to see Garbine Muguruza being back to her former self. After spending the last couple of seasons struggling with her form, it appears that the Spaniard has found her groove, right in time. The two-time Grand Slam champion and former World No. 1 is set to compete in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since the 2018 French Open. Her rankings have slipped dramatically and now, she has an opportunity to make amends for that.
In the Australian Open, Muguruza was placed in a very difficult bracket but navigated it with absolute finesse. She knocked out Ajla Tomljanovic, fifth-seed Elina Svitolina, and ninth-seed Kiki Bertens. The last two results were highly impressive as they came in straight sets, at a time when not many would be predicted Muguruza to go the distance.
Meanwhile, Pavlyuchenkova has got some feats of her own in Melbourne – most notably the wins over Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber. The 28-year-old Russian is a highly prolific player who has never made it past the quarterfinal in a Grand Slam. Nonetheless, she holds a good win-record over the likes of Barty, Osaka, and Kerber. She is also experienced and as demonstrated in the Slam so far, a force to be reckoned with.
This will be an evenly matched fixture with odds in the favour of Muguruza.
Quarter-final 4: Simona Halep vs. Anett Kontaveit
Head to Head: 2-0 to Halep
Prediction: Halep to win 2-0: 2.20 with 888Sport. Under 22.5 games in the match: 1.64 with LeoVegas
So far in Melbourne, Halep has had the best run among all the players. The number four seed is yet to drop a set, and has comfortably dispatched the likes of Jennifer Brady, Harriet Dart, Yulia Putintseva, and Elise Mertens. The former World No. 1 had a poor start to the year, but has more than made amends for it in the competition. The five-time Grand Slam finalist and the current Wimbledon champion needs no introduction and at the moment, is among the top favourites of the bookies to win the tournament.
Kontaveit, on the other hand, is a player who has struggled with consistency, time and again. Even though she has had a few impressive runs of her own, she never really built on that momentum in the long run. As for her journey in the Australian Open, her most notable win came over the number 6 seed Belinda Bencic. In the fourth round, she had to fight a very determined Iga Swiatek for three sets, to reach the quarterfinal.
Expect Halep to win this one comfortably.