by Ken Edwards, 31 December 2018. 2019 Australian Open – Women’s Singles Winner Odds (Australian Open Betting Odds as at 31 December 2018 – subject to change) Player Betstar Winner Odds Serena Williams (USA) $6.00 Simona Halep (USA) $8.00 Angelique Kerber (Germany) $9.00 Naomi Osaka (Japan) $10.00 Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) $12.00 Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) $13.00 Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) $13.00 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) $13.00 Madison Keys (USA) $17.00 Ash Barty (Australia) $34.00 The 107th Australian Open (51st in the Open era) begins on 14 January 2019, with the Women’s Singles champion set to be crowned on Australia Day, Saturday, 26th January 2019. DATES: 14 to 27 January 2019 VENUE: Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia FIELD SIZE: 128 players in each of Men’s & Women’s Singles FORMAT: This will be the first Australian Open to feature final set tie-breaks, introduced in all competition formats (Men’s & Women’s Singles & Doubles, plus Mixed Doubles). When the match reaches 6-6 in the final set, the first player to score 10 points wins the match. TROPHY: Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup DEFENDING CHAMPION: Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) BEST BETTING SITES: Betstar Serena Williams – $7.00 Bet Now Perennial punter’s favourite, Serena Williams will be tough to beat again in 2019. Even at 37 years of age, Serena has the power game to overwhelm any opponent on Melbourne Park’s fast hard courts. We expect Serena to turn-the-clock back and win in Melbourne. Simona Halep – $8.00 Bet Now After breaking through for her first Grand Slam title in 2018, Simona Halep will be looking to go one step further than last year’s loss in the final. Angelique Kerber – $9.00 Bet Now Always a force in Australia, Kerber will be looking to add to her one previous Australian Open title. Naomi Osaka– $10.00 Bet Now The smiling assassin of Women’s Tennis will represent Japan with pride in her ‘home’ grand slam of the Asia-Pacific. Elina Svitolina – $12.00 Bet Now There’s no better chance in this year’s Australian Open than Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. Caroline Wozniacki – $13.00 Bet Now 2018 Champion Caroline Wozniacki has been curiously out-of-form and comes into the tournament low on confidence. Not your best-bet here. Ash Barty – $34.00 Bet Now The Aussie is our long-shot tip for the title. Comes into the tournament in fit and in-great-form.