Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic Tomljanovic to win – 31st August 2020

Tomljanovic could sneak past Kerber

Angelique Kerber / Germany ©imago images / Paul Zimmer 07/11/2020

Germany Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic Australia
31st August 1600hrs
Tennis – USA – US Open 2020
Pick Tomljanovic to win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 13/10 odds taken 17:20 GMT, Sunday 30th August

This should be a great first-round match at the US Open on Monday as three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber steps into action.

Only back in July it looked as if she wasn’t going to be taking part in the competition, but a late change of heart puts her in first-round action against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.

The Aussie is the underdog for this opener but may fancy her chances in what will be just her second match against Kerber.

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Angelique Kerber Preview – Kerber returns after 7-month layoff

In July Kerber didn’t sound happy about having to travel to New York for the US Open this year.

But on August 22nd, the 2016 US Open Champion announced that she was going to be heading for the tournament.

She was last seen at the Australian Open 2020 when she bowed out in the fourth round.

And that is the sum of her professional tennis action this year, so you have to wonder if that will put her at a disadvantage in this opener.

Kerber is a slightly unconvincing 8/11 favourite to take this match* (odds taken 17:20 GMT, Sunday 30th August).

Even though she is a former champion at Flushing Meadows, her recent form there isn’t great.

Our betting prediction:
Tomljanovic 2-1

Bet at William Hill

(odds taken 17:20 GMT, Sunday 30th August)


Angelique Kerber has lost in the first round in two of her last three appearances at the US Open, with a 3rd round exit sandwiching those.

In fact, the German has not been past the fourth round in any of her last six Grand Slam appearances anywhere.

So punters for US Open tennis betting may well take a long hard look at her younger opponent Ajla Tomljanovic.


Ajla Tomljanovic Preview – Can Aussie claim a big win?

There has been just one previous meeting between Kerber and Tomljanovic, which was back at the 2015 French Open.

Kerber crushed her opponent on the day.

The difference this season between them is that Tomljanovic has had some recent action under her belt.

She has already played in two events since the season restarted and in total has a W5 L8 match record for the season.

Her recent events have been at the Top Seed Open and the Western & Southern Open

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Ajla Tomljanovic has bumped into a lot of highly-ranked players early in tournaments this year.

At the start of the year, she was beaten by Karolina Pliskova in the second round of Brisbane and then by Simona Halep in the second round of Adelaide.

It was then an early exit at the Australian Open second round to Garbine Muguruza.

Even though Tomljanaovic lost at the Western & Southern Open first round last week, that was a narrow three-set defeat.


Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic Betting Advice

This should be a good, testing match for both of these players.

A slight advantage that Tomjlanovic gets is having been on the courts at Flushing Meadows last week.

While that has been two matches played and two losses so far since the season restarted for the Australian, she may be worth a flutter in this contest.


Key Facts – Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic Betting Tip

  • Angelique Kerber won the one previous meeting with Tomljanovic
  • Angelique Kerber has not played since the 2020 Australian Open
  • Ajla Tomljanovic reached the second round at last year’s US Open


Kerber has rebuilt her backroom staff this season but that can’t make up for a lack of playing time.

She has been prone to early exits at the US Open in the last few years as well.

So we are going to go all in and have a serious look at the underdog to pull off the success from a decent 11/10 quote * (odds taken 17:20 GMT, Sunday 30th August).


The best betting odds for Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic

Angelique Kerber to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Ajla Tomljanovic to win: 11/10 at Bet365