The 2019 Australian Open Women’s Singles Finals are set! Petra Kvitova dominated Danielle Rose Collins to stamp her ticket to the finals on Saturday, Jan. 26. Petra faces 2018 U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka. Osaka beat Karolina Pliskova to make it to her second straight major tennis tournament finals.
Check out our tennis odds and analysis on Osaka vs Kvitova in the 2019 Australian Open Women’s Singles Finals!
2019 Australian Open Women’s Singles Finals Preview
The 2019 #AusOpen Women’s Singles final is set.Who will be our newest #AOChampion? — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 24, 2019
- When: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3:35 am ET
- 2019 Australian Open Odds: Osaka +110 / Kvitova -130
Naomi Osaka vs Petra Kvitova
28-year-old Czech Republic player Petra Kvitova has been sensational during the 2019 Australian Open. She has yet to yield a single set. Collins pushed Kvitova to a tiebreaker in the first set, but Kvitova prevailed 7-6 (7-2). She dominated Collins 6-0 in the second set.
This is the first time the veteran player has made it to the Australian Open Finals. She’s won Wimbledon twice, in 2011 and 2014, and made it to the U.S. Open quarterfinals in 2017. Other than that, her record in major tournaments doesn’t overly impress.
Last season, Petra lost in Round 1 down under. That should give Naomi Osaka backers plenty of confidence heading into the finals.
Osaka was brilliant in the 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova. Just a day before Pliskova had pulled off the miraculous come from behind win over Serena Williams. Karolina was down 1-5 in the final set before rallying to beat Serena. She had all the momentum.
But, Osaka wouldn’t be denied. The 4th ranked player on the WTA battled Pliskova hard in the second set. After Pliskova took it, she didn’t sit around and wait for Pliskova to beat her. Instead, she played as beautifully in the third set as she had in the first.
That’s been a theme for the U.S. Open Champion during the Australian Open. She finds ways to come back after losing sets. Against Su-Wei Hsieh in Round 3, Osaka had to rally after losing the first set 5-7. She rallied against Anastasija Sevastova in Round 4 after dropping the first set 4-6. In the semis, she just did what she always does, rallies after losing a set.
That should set Naomi up for success on Saturday. Some tennis handicappers might be surprised that she’s offering such great odds because she’s ranked 4th in the world. Beating Kvitova won’t be easy, though.
Kvitova has played better tennis than any one during the Australian Open. This includes playing better than both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on the men’s side. Still, Naomi Osaka’s ready to prove she’s the best women’s tennis player on the planet.
Noami gets the nod at super generous odds.
2019 Australian Open Finals Pick: Naomi Osaka