Sports betting punters are showing their support for local hope Ash Barty ahead of the 2020 Australian Open which kicks off this Monday, January 20th.
After the women’s draw, Barty is $8.00 at Sportsbet to win the title, and despite a possible final showdown with Serena Williams, Aussie punters are happy to back our world number 1 to go all the way.
Williams remains the favourite to lift the trophy once again as the $5.00 favourite.
“Ash and Serena have met just twice and Serena has won both. The most recent was in the second round of the 2018 French Open. Ash has come a long way since then and we would love to see her have another crack at Serena,’’ said Sportsbet’s Rich Hummerston.
Barty plays her first round match against the Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko on Monday night.
On the men’s side, Nick Kyrgios faces a tough road to claim his first Grand Slam title with superstar Rafael Nadal in his way in the fourth round. Kyrgios is $26 to win the men’s title.
Nadal is $5.50 second favourite behind seven-time Open winner and defending champion Novak Djokovic at $2.20. Roger Federer is $10 to win his seventh Australian Open.
2020 Australian Open Betting Odds at Sportsbet
Ladies Australian Open 2020 Outright Betting
Serena Williams $5.00
Ash Barty $8.00
Naomi Osaka $9.00
Simona Halep $10.00
Karolina Pliskova $10.00
Mens Australian Open 2020 Outright Betting
Novak Djokovic $2.20
Rafael Nadal $5.50
Daniil Medvedev $9.00
Roger Federer $10.00
Stefanos Tsitsipas $13.00