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2020 WTA Tour Grand Slam Odds Favor Zero Wins for Barty and Williams

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Updated Apr 13, 2020 · 6:56 PM PDT

Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty's odds favor her to win zero Grand Slams after capturing her first in 2019. Photo by Rob Keating (Wikimedia Commons)
  • World No. 1, Ashleigh Barty’s odds are favored for her to not win a Grand Slam in 2020
  • Serena Williams’ odds are favored for her to also not win in 2020
  • Williams is still searching for her record-tying 24th Grand Slam

Four different players won Grand Slams in the 2019 season, with Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, and Bianca Andreescu. This is a good representation of what the 2019 season looked like on the WTA tour. No one player really dominated, with many different winners throughout the year. But going into 2020, it’s surprising that the World No. 1’s odds are favored for her not to win a single Grand Slam.

Ashleigh Barty 2020 Grand Slam Wins Odds

Grand Slam Wins Odds
Zero -200
Exactly 1 +200
Exactly 2 +1000
Exactly 3 +15000
4 +125000

All odds taken Dec. 20

Ashleigh Barty had herself a career-defining year in 2019. After stepping away from the sport, she came back and really left her mark. In 2019, Barty tied only Karolina Pliskova for most tournament titles with four, reached the most tournament finals with six, and collected the most prize money. She capped off her year with winning the WTA Player of the Year award, taking 82% of the media vote to win the award.

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The Australian started the year ranking No. 15, and was able to take her momentum from a late 2018 win into the new season, and started off the year with a finals appearance at Sydney. She finished off the year with more match wins than any other player on the WTA tour with 56, and was able to do this while only losing 12 times.

Her odds listed above are fairly surprising seeing that she found success on all surfaces with winning tournaments on hard, clay, and grass courts. At just 23-years old, the tennis phenom won’t be able to keep up with her No. 1 status if she doesn’t manage to win a Grand Slam, so the odds of her winning one should be your best bet, Barty deserves more credit after her 2019 season.

Best Bet: Exactly 1 (+200)

Serena Williams 2020 Grand Slam Wins Odds

Grand Slam Wins Odds
Zero -130
Exactly 1 +160
Exactly 2 +700
Exactly 3 +3300
4 +50000

Serena Williams has now gone two whole seasons without being able to win a Grand Slam. The last Grand Slam Williams won was the 2017 Australian Open in January. The 38-year is still one of, if not, the best tennis player to ever play the game, but injuries forced her to retire in multiple instances this past season.

Williams, who is currently ranked No. 10, is out to tie and beat Margaret Smith Courts’ singles Grand Slam record at 24, and it seems that she won’t be retiring until she achieves that. Williams did make it to back-to-back Grand Slam finals with Wimbledon and the US Open this year, but wasn’t able to outplay her opponents, with both matches being done in straight sets.

Serena Williams has always been in the mix of things, and for as long as she’s playing, she will continue to be in the conversation for Grand Slams. Since she is chasing that record, there’s some extra motivation that could carry through.

Best Bet: Exactly 1 (+160)

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