by Ian S. Palmer

We are down to the final weekend of the 2016 Autralian Open at bet365! Here’s a brief review of the remaining matches:

2016 Australian Open Women’s Final – Saturday January 30th 2016

  • Serena Williams is a 1/8 favorite vs Angelique Kerber who is 5/1

Serena Williams, the prohibitive favorite coming into the Open, is one win away from defending her 2015 title. She will play Angelique Kerber (#7 seed from Germany) on Saturday for the 2016 Australian Open Championship. Playing in her 7th Australian Open title comes as no surprise to bettors, and she has not disappointed in the tournament so far – Serena has not dropped a set and is playing inspired tennis. Perhaps taking time off after failing to capture the Calendar Grand Slam in 2015 has helped position her for another run in 2016.

Angelique Kerber, winner of 7 career tournaments and playing in her 33rd Grand Slam event, will meet Serena in her first Major Final. After saving a match point in the second set tiebreak of her Round 1 match against Misaki Doi, and achieving her first win over Victoria Azarenka in the quarters, Kerber will try to overcome the odds again to win her first Major title vs #1 seed Williams.

Here’s a review of the 2016 Australian Open Draw for each player:

Serena Williams – road to the 2016 Finals:

  • Round 1: Defeated Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5
  • Round 2: Defeated Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-2
  • Round 3: Defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-1, 6-1
  • Round 4: Defeated Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-1
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-1
  • Semifinals: Defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4

Angelique Kerber – road to the 2016 Finals:

  • Round 1: Defeated Misaki Doi 6-7, 7-6, 6-3
  • Round 2: Defeated Alexandra Dulgheru 6-2, 6-4
  • Round 3: Defeated Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-3
  • Round 4: Defeated Annika Beck 6-4, 6-0
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-5
  • Semifinals: Defeated Johanna Konta 7-5, 6-2

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2016 Australian Open Men’s Semifinal #1

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to reach his 6th Open Final.

2016 Australian Open Men’s Semifinal #2 – Friday January 29th

  • Andy Murray is a 4/11 favorite vs Milos Raonic who is 9/4

Raonic, who has won the first set in each of his matches at the Open, will try to capitalize early vs Murray. The potential of a classic looms as the all-out offensive player is pitted against the classic counter puncher. This one could be good!

Here’s a review of the 2016 Australian Open Draw for each player:

Andy Murray – road to the 2016 Semifinals:

  • Round 1: Defeated Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
  • Round 2: Defeated Sam Groth 6-0, 6-4, 6-1
  • Round 3: Defeated Joao Sousa 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • Round 4: Defeated Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated David Ferrer 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3

Milos Raonic – road to the 2016 Finals:

  • Round 1: Defeated Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  • Round 2: Defeated Tommmy Robredo 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
  • Round 3: Defeated Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • Round 4: Defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 5,7 4-6, 6-3
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

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