Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza Betting Tip Muguruza to win – 1st February 2020

Muguruza can benefit from previous Grand Slam Final experiences

Sofia Kenin /America ©imago images / Paul Zimmer 31.01.2020

United StatesSofia Kenin vs Garbine MuguruzaSpain
1st February 08:30hrs
Tennis – Australian Open – Final
Pick Muguruza
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 4/7 odds taken 19:58 GMT, Thursday, 30th January

The Women’s Final of the Australian Open 2020 features the two players who had been underdogs in their respective semi-final matches. American Sofia Kenin battled her way past world number one Ash Barty to book her place.

Opposing her will be Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, who defied the odds to get past Simona Halep in her semi-final match up. A new name will be written into the history of Australian Open winners on Saturday. Which will it be?

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Scrappy Kenin hits the Final

It has been a remarkable campaign from 21-year-old American Sofia Kenin. She had a breakthrough year in 2019 on the WTA and 2020 could not have gotten off to a better start for her. She will line up in the final of a Grand Slam for the first time.

There have been two key points highlighting her resolve and fight in this championship. First, she fought her way back from having dropped the first set in her 4th round match against Cori Guaff, where it looked for all the world that everyone in the arena was supporting Kenin’s opponent.

Then in the semi-finals, she fearlessly took on the World Number One Ashleigh Barty. Kenin had to dig deep to hold her serve early in the fixture, but she stuck in there, pulled it off and that was a big mental success. Kenin won the opening set on a tie break. After having done so, she opened with a solid hold of serve to kick off the second set.

Our betting prediction:
Muguruza 2-0 Set Betting
6/4

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(odds taken 19:58 GMT, Thursday, 30th January)

Kenin had faced two set points in the first and second against Barty but defended superbly. The dropped set against Gauff is the only one that the Florida native has suffered in the entire Australian Open 2020. This is some upswing in standing from Kenin who had only been past the third round of a Grand Slam just once before.

 

Muguruza shows the world-beating form

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, a former Wimbledon and French Open champion, has made it through to the final of the Australian Open for the first time. Since picking up the 2017 Wimbledon title, Muguruza had only made it past the fourth round in one of her nine following Grand Slam appearances.

Now the former world number one seems to have rediscovered herself a bit. She arguably has had a much tougher route to the final than Kenin has had. Muguruza has knocked out three top-ten players in the form of Kiki Bertens, Elina Svitolina and then the biggest one, Simona Halep. Muguruza beat the Romanian in straight sets in the final four.

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Breaking down the defence of Halep is no easy thing and Muguruza struggled at times. But she also managed to pull off some wonderfully aggressive defence of her own, unsettling Halep. In her quarter-final, Muguruza had struggled for holds of serve but pulled things back together better against Halep.

But it still wasn’t 100% effective and that is where Kenin could get at her. There has only been one previous meeting between Muguruza and Kenin. That happened last year early in the Beijing tournament. Kenin took the match 2-1.

 

Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza Betting Advice

There has been so much to admire about Sofia Kenin, especially the way that she has handled the pressure. It’s been immense stuff from her at times, showing control. She’s not the biggest, most powerful of servers, but has made it count.

 

Key Facts – Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza Betting Tip

  • Sofia Kenin won the one previous meetings
  • Sofia Kenin is in her first Slam final
  • Garbine Muguruza is in her third Grand Slam Final

 

However, it remains the fact that Muguruza has knocked out some big players in this tournament. Three of the top-ten. She also has the advantage of having handled the pressure of the Grand Slam Finals before. That could be huge. Muguruza 2-0.

 

The best betting odds for Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza

Sofia Kenin to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Garbine Muguruza: 4/7 at Bet365


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