Later today we'll see Naomi Osaka face Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Here is the latest betting data around this big clash.
We know all about Serena Williams, the 39-year old is the GOAT. She's won more prize money than any other female player, she has 73 career titles, 23 singles Grand Slam tiles and 14 in doubles.
The former world number one is currently ranked 11th, but she knows Melbourne well, having won here an incredible 7 times, most recently in 2017. That was her last major win when she historically won the event while pregnant.
This is Serena's first major metting with opponent Naomi Osaka since the 2018 US Open Final which Osaka won. Osaka has gone 6-0 in semis and finals since Williams' last Grand Slam title. Osaka also has a head-to-head record over Serena, beating her twice with only one loss.
Naomi Osaka vs. Serena Williams Betting Breakdown
At -150 the sportsbooks are fairly confident in Osaka winning, with those odds implying a 60% chance that she wins. The general public agree with the majority backing the younger woman.
The remaining 47.73% are backing Serena, perhaps because of her name, because recent performances haven't been up to the standard we associate with the great to ever play. If you shop around you can back Serena at +130, a price which gives the 39-year old a 43.5% chance of progressing to the final.
Our tennis expert has given us his free picks for this big game, in addition to today's other semi-final. You can read our free picks for the game here
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