Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur Betting Kenin 2-0 – 28th January 2020

Aggressive Kenin looking the part to reach semi's in Melbourne

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United StatesSofia Kenin vs Ons JabeurTunisia
28th January 02:00hrs
Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter Finals
Pick Kenin 2-0
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even Money odds taken 20:20 GMT, Sunday 26th January

America’s Sofia Kenin is looking very good outsider option for the 2020 Australian Open title. The youngster held her composure really well in the fourth round as she fought past the crowd and Cori Gauff.

She will be taking on Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur for a place in the semi finals at Melbourne Park. This is a very unexpected quarter-final fixture. Jabeur has come through some big matches so far.

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Livewire Kenin looking composed and on point

Sofia Kenin was up against her compatriot Cori Guaff in the fourth round of action. With so much hype and attention on Gauff, Kenin was facing a tough environment. Points won by Gauff were met with raucous cheers. Points won by Kenin – crickets. But Kenin equally looks like a future Slam champion. She is a real livewire and has a wonderful touch of aggression in her game.

Our betting prediction:
Total Games Under 19.5

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(odds taken 20:20 GMT, Sunday 26th January)

Kenin is the world number 14
and she has fairly sailed through the tournament. The first set that she dropped was against Gauff and that was on a tie-breaker in the opener. Kenin though found another gear brilliantly and switched tactically to expose the weaknesses in the forehand of Gauff. The 21-year-old is in her first Slam quarter-final. She is favourite to reach the semis.


Can Jabeur rise to the occasion once more?

Kenin and Jabeur are familiar with each other. They have met four times before and it is the American who leads 3-1. One of those was courtesy of retirement by Jabeur in the second set of their meeting in Mallorca last year. Kenin had raced through the opening set. This has been some tournament from Jabeur, who is currently ranked 78th in the world. The 25-year-old is in her first Slam quarter-final as well.

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She had only been past the round of 32 in a Slam once before and that was back at Wimbledon 2017. She has come through some tricky challenges at Melbourne Park this year. Jabeur opened with a win over 12th seed Johanna Konta, knocked out the mobile Caroline Garcia and then battled past Caroline Wozniacki, in what was the former champion’s final match of her career. Then Jabeur beat Qiang Wang in straight sets in the fourth round, the player who had dumped out Serena Williams in the previous round.

Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur Betting Advice

Sofia Kenin is a ball of energy and she has a really positive feeling about her game. It’s focused energy and aggression. The composure that she showed in a difficult situation against Gauff was simply brilliant. It’s been a nice route to the quarters for her in not having faced a seeded player yet.


Key Facts – Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur Betting Tip

  • Ons Jabeur has eliminated two seeded players at the event
  • Both players are in the first ever Grand Slam quarter final
  • Sofia Kenin leads the head to head 3-1


Jabeur, who is a former French Open junior champion, has been punching above her weight in this tournament and has taken down two seeded players already. This is a high-pressure situation, so the extra experience of Kenin in Slam events and in quality should get the American through in straight sets.


The best betting odds for Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur

Sofia Kenin to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Ons Jabeur: 2/1 at Bet365