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Remind me next time

The month of January is an exciting one for tennis fans, with the new season underway and the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, also on the agenda.

All eyes focus on Australia as players warm up in Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland and Perth ahead of the tournament in Melbourne.

The world's best players will soon be on their way to play on the famous blue courts at Melbourne Park and we have taken a look at those who have a chance of victory in 2020.

Women's Australian Open 2020 Betting Odds

Serena Williams to win the Australian Open @ 11/2 - BET NOW

American Serena Williams is the ante-post favourite for this year's tournament and it is easy to see why if you consider her record in Melbourne.

The 38-year-old is not the player she was once was after becoming a mother, but she is still a serious threat in any tournament she enters.

Recent injuries have stopped her making progress, but she is 11/2 to get her hands on the trophy for the eighth time in her career.

Williams last won the event in 2017 and she is currently in New Zealand ahead of the Auckland Classic as she tries to fine-tune her preparations.

Ashleigh Barty is the second favourite at odds of 8/1 and she is Australia's best chance of a home winner.

Chris O'Neil's win in 1978 was Australia's last home success but Barty will need to advance past the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the first time in her career.

Women's Australian Open 2020 Outside Bet

Aryna Sabalenka to win the Australian Open @ 20/1 - BET NOW

Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka has yet to break into the world's top ten, but as world No.11 she is one to watch. The youngster knows how to win after triumphing at the Shenzen Open, Wuhan Open and Elite Trophy Zhuhai.

While she failed to advance past the third round in any Grand Slam, the 21-year-old's game is suited for the harder courts.

Her aggressive style of play and powerful serve should stand her in good stead, and at odds of 20/1, she gives punters a real run for their money.

Women's Australian Open 2020 Predictions

Ashleigh Barty to win the Australian Open @ 8/1 - BET NOW

Last year's champion Naomi Osaka should also be considered at odds of 9/1, with the Japanese ace winning her last two tournaments.

Osaka won the Toray Pan Pacific Open and China Open last autumn, while she also started well in Shenzhen this week.

Simona Halep is as big as 10/1 but is out of form and with many of the world's best struggling with fitness woes, it is hard to look past Barty.

Barty has already vowed to donate her prize money in Brisbane and the Australian crowd is set to rally round her as she tries to win her second Slam.

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