- The 2020 Women’s US Open Champion will be crowned Saturday when Naomi Osaka faces Victoria Azarenka in the tournament Finals.
- Osaka reached the finals after a thrilling battle against young American Jen Brady, while Azarenka was able to take down the legendary Serena Williams to reach her first major final in seven years.
- Betting odds are available for the match with Osaka the favorite at -175 odds to Azarenka’s +145 odds.
NEW YORK CITY – Through the trials and tribulations of the 2020 sports world, the US Open in New York City has managed to successfully hold their annual tournament.
The US Open has gone on without any major COVID-19 related interruptions, much to the surprise of the tennis world at large.
After so many big names opted out of the tournament, it is a welcome sight to see that such a major event can still be organized in a safe manner while still preserving the integrity of the competition.
That is certainly the case with the Women’s side which has produced two extremely deserving competitors who will look to hoist the trophy in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Naomi Osaka will look to capture her second US Open title against the resilient Victoria Azarenka, who is competing in her first grand slam final in seven years.
Betting odds are now available for the event with lines available on all of the major tennis betting sites.
US Open Women’s Championship – 4:00 p.m. EST
- Naomi Osaka -175
- Victoria Azarenka +145
- Spread Osaka -3.0
- Total 22.0
Osaka is one of the best tennis players in the world and carries tons of momentum into the final.
Naomi defeated rising star and American Jennifer Brady in the semi-finals 7-6 3-6 6-3 to reach her second US Open Final in three years.
Osaka looked deadly with her strength in both the serve and groundstrokes off the return as she dominated her service games against Brady.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 11, 2020
She will now face Victoria Azarenka, who is leading the charge of a monumental career revival following her dramatic win over Serena Williams in the semi-finals.
Azarenka needed everything in her arsenal to take down Serena, who won the first set 6-1.
Tennis bettors were watching the match with bated breath as it appeared Williams was on the path to victory before Azarenka stormed back to win set two 6-3.
During the third set, Serena took some time to tend to an ankle issue. The break lasted around five-minutes and left many concerned that Azarenka would lose her momentum.
However, Victoria sat on her bench as still as a statue, eyes closed, appearing to meditate and channel her energy into complete focus.
After the break, Azarenka went right back to work and disposed of the 24-time major champion 6-3 en route to her first major championship final in seven years.
Azarenka’s last major win came in the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, where she also defeated Williams in the finals.
Azarenka had to take time away from tennis after having children and then enduring an ugly custody battle that kept her focus away from the game. Her return to the top flight of tennis is as commendable as it is remarkable.
Now, she will face Osaka in a final that will draw the attention of fans, legal sports betting sites bettors from across the world.
While Azarenka has had a great run, the smart tennis bet here is on Osaka, who is available for moneyline odds at -175.
Osaka is simply too strong and will be able to paint the corners against the older Azarenka, making her run from alley-to-alley as she has done to all of her opponents throughout the tournament.
Her shot placement combined with her bombastic serve and return combo will likely lead Osaka to her third major championship at just 22 years old.
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