Serena Williams vs. Anastasia Potapova - 1/20/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Anastasia Potapova vs. Serena Williams - 2020 Australian Open First Round

Monday, January 20 2020

Serena Williams -1600 / Anastasia Potapova +900

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Arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time, Serena Williams, will begin her quest to lift her 24thGrand Slam title at the 2020 Australian Open. Serena Williams will face Anastasia Potapova in the first round on Monday 20th January 2020.

Serena Williams made history already this year. Williams has now won titles in 4 different decades after she won the WTA Auckland Open. Serena was on top of her game and did not lose a single set throughout the tournament. Serena Williams is closing in on her career and therefore these Grand Slam tournaments are becoming increasingly important for her as she dreams to lift her 24th Grand Slam title. Serena Williams has been preparing for this moment since the US Open and I see her being a very strong title contender in Melbourne.

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Anastasia Potapova is a young Russian tennis player, who at the age of 18, is showing signs of being a future superstar. Although Potapova has not had the best start to 2020, by no means does this means she will not have a great season. Potapova will have to work on her game and ensure she can compete with the more experienced players if she wants to be able to compete on the big stages.

This is going to be the first meeting between Williams and Potapova. Serena Williams will utilise all her experience and ability against Potapova who is no where near the level of Serena. Serena Williams is eyeing her 24th Grand Slam title, and a player as inexperienced as Potapova will not stand in her way. Serena Williams wins this match easy.

Serena Williams wins this match in straight sets.

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Liam’s Pick Serena Williams in straight sets (-400)

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