Barty Favourite to Lift the Australian Open at 5/4, Muguruza the Dark Horse

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As the Australian Open Women’s singles reaches the business end, the bookmakers are picking their favorites with regards to who will lift the title. And the home favorite Barty leads the way at 5/4.

Barty is the current favorite with the bookmakers as would be expected out of the world number one. The Aussie made it to the semi-finals earlier today following a 7-6, 6-2 win over the seventh seed Petra Kvitova in the last eight. She has been impressive throughout the campaign and should start a favorite to get past Sofia Kenin in the semi-finals and go all the way.

The Australian has been riding on the wave of home support and is coming off a brilliant year where she won her maiden Grand Slam at the French Open. She then went on to end the year with a title win at the WTA Finals.

Even though Kenin has been playing extremely well so far, her record against Barty has been poor. She has only won one out of their five meetings, and all indications show that the Australian will prevail once again.

Simona Halep is the second favorite with tennis betting odds of 3/1 for her to add the Australian Open title to her kitty.

Can Halep win another title?Halep is set to play Anett Kontaveit in the third quarter-final on Wednesday and has been in solid form this week, reaching the last eight without dropping a single set. She was the finalist in Melbourne two years ago and very much had it in her to go all the way this year.

The dark horse at Melbourne this week seems to be Garbine Muguruza. She is 9/2 to lift the title. She did have a tough start to the campaign having to go to three sets against Shelby Rogers and Ajila Tomljanovic.

However she was extremely impressive in her fourth-round match against ninth seed Kiki Bertens. She has only lost one match this year, the semi-finals at Shenzhen, after having come into the season with some indifferent form from the past couple of years.

She also seems to have the easiest of the quarter-finals as she takes on the 30th seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. If she does reach the semi-finals, she will be up against Simona Halep or Anett Kontaveit. She leads the head to head record against both of them.

At this stage, however, Barty looks the best bet to go the distance, especially after the way she dismantled Kvitova following an explosive start the Czech had made in their quarterfinal.

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