With the 2020 season underway and the year’s first grand slam event quickly approaching with the 2020 Australian Open on the horizon, it’s time to offer up a trio of expert tennis picks for the week. With a pair of grand slam-winning superstars in action, let’s find out where the best tennis betting value lies this week.
Top Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – January 13th Edition
Angelique Kerber vs. Dyana Yastremska
- When: Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM
- Tennis Odds: Angelique Kerber +106 / Dyana Yastremska -129
Now, ranked 18tf in the world, Angelique Kerber is looking to get back to the top of the game. Kerber lost to Samantha Stosur in her opening match in Brisbane before getting past Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-3 in her opening round match at Adelaide on Monday.
Dyana Yastremska lost her opening round match at Brisbane in three sets against Kiki Bertens before getting past Timea Babos in straight sets in her opener at Adelaide on Monday. While these two players have split two career meetings, I’m going with the more experienced Kerber to get it done in this one, based on experience and motivation. Lest anyone forget, Kerber is a former World No. 1 that can beat anyone on the planet when she’s on top of her game.
Tennis Betting Pick: Angelique Kerber in Three Sets
Caroline Garcia vs. Lizette Cabrera
- When: Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 8:00 PM
- Tennis Odds: Lizette Cabrera +150 / Caroline Garcia -204
26-year-old world No. 46 Caroline Garcia lost to Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-4 in her second round match at Auckland after downing Taylor Townsend in three sets in her opener. 22-year-old world No. 129 Lizette Cabrera will make her 2020 debut in this match, but I’m not expecting this one to be very competitive with Yastremska still having yet to face many world class opponents in her career while Caroline Garcia is far, far ahead in experience and big matches. Keep it simple and back Garcia to get it done in straight sets.
Tennis Betting Pick: Caroline Garcia in Straight Sets
Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Simona Halep
- When: Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 3:00 AM (EST)
- Where: Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia
- Tennis Odds: Ajla Tomljanovic +242 / Simona Halep -344
26-year-old Ajla Tomljanović went a modest 31-29 a year ago with no titles, but she comes into this match off a dominant 7=6 (4), 6-2 win over Yulia Putintseva one week after giving World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova a tough way to go in their second round matchup as Brisbane before falling in three sets. Tomljanović broke her opponent’s serve five times while cruising to victory thanks to her overpowering second set.
28-year-old Romanian superstar Simona Halep went 43-17 last year while winning her second grand slam title by bringing home the bacon at Wimbledon. Halep will make her 2020 debut in this match and has played Tomljanović twice in her career while winning both matches in thee sets, including a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win at last year’s French Open. Simona Halep is the easy pick to get it done against Tomljanović for the third straight time – in three sets.
Tennis Betting Pick: Simona Halep in Three Sets