Australian Open Women’s Final: Value On Kvitova To Take Down Osaka

Friday, January 25, 2019 2:19 PM UTC

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 2:19 PM UTC

We’ve reached the decisive day with Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova fighting for the Australian Open title.

<h2><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Osaka - Kvitova Betting Odds">Naomi Osaka (4) vs. Petra Kvitova (8)</a></h2><p>Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova defeated Danielle Collins 7-6(2), 6-0 under the roof on Rod Laver Arena. Kvitova extended her winning streak to 11 matches in a row and is just one win away from becoming the first Czech to win the Australian Open title since Hana Mandlikova in 1987. The 28-year-old has an incredible record in finals, capturing eight straight titles and winning 24 of 31 deciders at tour level throughout her career.</p><p>Kvitova will meet Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open women’s singles final on Saturday at Melbourne Park. The 2018 US Open champion advanced to her second Grand Slam final with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Karolina Pliskova in an hour and 53 minutes. Known as one of the most powerful players on the WTA Tour, Osaka fired 15 aces and 56 winners in a confident display. The Japanese superstar is bidding to become the first player since Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to back up her maiden major title by winning the following Grand Slam.</p><p>The sportsbooks are expecting a close encounter with Petra as the slight favorite <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook!">at -120 with Pinnacle</a> while <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join 5Dimes &amp; Start Playing Today!">5Dimes offers +110</a> for Osaka to win the title. Both players will try to dictate the points with their firepower and although Naomi is a slightly better mover, Kvitova’s big left-handed serve should play a key role on this final. The Czech won 92.2% of her service games and has yet to drop a set all tournament. Adding to this, Kvitova has always been an incredible investment in finals. With this in mind, our suggestion is to add Petra’s moneyline to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Picks">betting picks</a> as the best value bet for this contest.</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3712447, "sportsbooksIds":[238,19,1096,999996,180], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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