Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Favored To Win

Published on November 30th, 2012 7:48 pm EST

The 2013 Australian Open will run from January 14th to January 27th. This will be the 101st edition of the Grand Slam event. The event will be taking place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The defending champions are:

Men - Novak Djokovic
Women - Victoria Azarenka

Unsurprisingly, Novak Djokovic is currently the odds-on favourite to repeat as champion. Let's take a look at the current betting odds for the upper tier of the men's bracket:

Novak Djokovic - 3/2
Andy Murray - 5/2
Roger Federer - 9/2
Rafael Nadal - 9/2
Juan Martin Del Potro - 20/1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - 25/1
Tomas Berdych - 28/1
Milos Raonic - 33/1

Now for the women:

Serena Williams - 7/4
Victoria Azarenka - 10/3
Maria Sharapova - 5/1
Petra Kvitova - 6/1
Li Na - 20/1
Angelique Kerber - 18/1
Agnieszka Radwanska - 20/1

Serena Williams is coming off of a fantastic year in 2012, taking down both Wimbledon and the US Open. Serena has won the Australian Open five times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010).

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