The Australian Open is about to start and according to top betting companies, the favorites for the title are Serena Williams, Bianca Andreescu, and Ashleigh Barty.

Serena Williams

The American legend is trying harder and harder to win her elusive 24th slam title. Serena reached 3 finals after her pregnancy but she lost all of them in straight sets. The former world no.1 has the self-belief and the strength to win another major, but the competition is getting stronger and stronger especially from the young players. Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka have already won a slam and they know that they can easily go for more. The American will kick start her season in Auckland.

Bianca Andreescu

At 19 years of age, the Canadian is a force to reckon. When she is healthy is “almost impossible” to defeat. She has confidence, drive and beautiful variations that are often deadly on the WTA tour. Bianca won the US Open against Serena Williams and a really hostile crowd showing incredible maturity especially for her age. However, she arrived at the WTA Finals not in great condition to struggle with her back and then a knee injury. Also Bianca will play her first tournament of the year in Auckland where she is the runner-up.

Ashleigh Barty

The world no.1 had also an exceptional year and in Melbourne, she will have the luxury of taking advantage of the home crowd. The Australian won her first slam in Paris on a surface that is not her favorite. However, similarly to Bianca Andreescu, she can also use her fantastic variations to give problems to the opposition. Ashleigh will commence the new year in Brisbane before competing in Adelaide.

The betting odds and Naomi Osaka

According bet365, the favorite is Serena Williams (6.00) followed by Bianca Andreescu (8.00), and Ashleigh Barty (10.00). It’s interesting to notice that the actual defending champion Noami Osaka is only the favorite No.5 (13.00) after Simona Halep (11.00).

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Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2019

Serena Williams Stats info

Ranked no.10, Serena Williams played her last match on the 7th of September when she lost to Bianca Vanessa Andreescu 6-3 7-5 in the final in U.S. Open.

Serena Williams’s best performance of the present season was reaching the final in at the U.S. Open, Toronto and in Wimbledon.

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2019

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu Stats info

Ranked no.5, Bianca Vanessa played her last match on the 30th of October when she was defeated by Karolina Pliskova 6-3 ret. in the R in Shenzhen.

This year Andreescu has a 46-7 win-loss record. Bianca Vanessa has won 4 titles in 2019 in the Newport Beach, in Indian Wells, in Toronto and at the U.S. Open. Bianca Vanessa was the finalist in Auckland.

Serena Williams and Bianca Vanessa Andreescu played each other 2 times. The head to head is 2-0 for Andreescu.

The last time that they locked horns, Bianca Vanessa Andreescu won 6-3 7-5 in the final in New York on the 07th September 2019.

Here the highlights.

Serena Williams and Bianca Vanessa Andreescu

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