2020 Australian Open Round 1 Odds, Preview & Picks

2020 Australian Open Round 1 Odds, Preview & Picks

Written by on January 20, 2020

The 2020 Australian Open Round 1 continues on Monday and Tuesday with great matchups in both women’s singles and men’s singles. A couple of key battles take place on the women’s side when Maria Sharapova and Amanda Anisimova attempt to keep their Aussie Open title hopes alive. On the men’s side, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces a serious challenger in young Alexei Popyrin on Tuesday. Check out analysis and picks for 8 of the top Australian Open Round 1 matchups on Monday and Tuesday!

2020 Australian Open Round 1 Odds, Preview & Picks

Event Info

  • When: January 20th – 21st
  • Where: Melbourne Park
  • Live Stream: AusOpen.com

Monday, Jan. 20th

Yulia Putintseva vs Su-Wei Hseih

Putintseva struggled in her last tournament. She didn’t make it out of the first round, falling to Ajla Tomljanovic. Su-Wei Hseih lost to ranked Aryna Sabalenka in her last tournament played. She’s 9 years older than Putintseva, though. The younger player has the edge.

Tennis Betting Pick: Yulia Putintseva

Liudmila Samsonova vs Jelena Ostapenko

21-year-old Samsonova played great at the Brisbane International. She fell to Petra Kvitova in Round 2. But Kvitova is one of the Top 5 players on the women’s side. Ostapenko hasn’t hit the courts this year. Give Samsonova the nod.

Tennis Betting Pick: Liudmila Samsonova

Donna Vekic vs Maria Sharapova

Donna Vekic marched to the Adelaide International quarterfinals in her last. Maria Sharapova fell in the first round to Jennifer Brady at the Brisbane International. Sharapova fought hard, though. She can upset Vekic.

Tennis Betting Pick: Maria Sharapova

Amanda Anisimova vs Zarina Diyas

Anisimova made it all the way to the ASB Classic Finals in her last tournament played. Serena beat the 18-year-old American 6-1, 6-1. Amanda should have learned from the experience of facing the greatest of all time. She figures to handle Diyas with ease.

Tennis Betting Pick: Amanda Anisimova

Tuesday, Jan. 21th

Alexei Popyrin vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Laslo Djere beat Alexei Popyrin in the first round at the Adelaide International. Popyrin has a chance to get a win over Tsonga early on Tuesday, though. Tsonga bowed out in Round 2 at the Qatar Exxon Mobil in his last tournament played. In 2019, Popyrin showed signs that he could break out in 2020. Back Alexei.

Tennis Betting Pick: Alexei Popyrin

Nick Kyrgios vs Lorenzo Sonego

Nick Kyrgios is not in great form. Lorenzo Sonego lost to Laslo Djere in the first round at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. In his next tournament played, Herbert Hurkacz knocked Sonego out in the first round at the ASB Classic. But Sonego’s worth backing at the odds. Why? Because Kyrgios hasn’t stepped it up in recent matches.

Tennis Betting Pick: Lorenzo Sonego

Pablo Cuevas vs Gilles Simon

Simon is the favorite, but Cuevas has a good shot at the win. Pablo beat Reilly Opelka 5-7, 7-6 (11-9), 7-6 (7-2) at the Adelaide International before losing in the second round. A few days of rest should have him ready for Simon.

Tennis Betting Pick: Pablo Cuevas

Kirsten Flipkens vs Karolina Muchova

Flipkens fell to Shuai Zhang 6-4, 3-6, 2-6 at the Hobart International in her last. 20-seed Karolina Muchova hasn’t lost in the first round in her last couple of tournaments played. She’s a dark horse to take the Australian Open and should beat Flipkens on Tuesday.

Tennis Betting Pick: Karolina Muchova