Serena Williams Opens as 2/5 Favourite Over Sharapova

Published on January 29th, 2015 6:14 am EST

A marquee match-up is going to take place in the finals on the women's side of the Australian Open as Serena Williams is set to do battle against Maria Sharapova.

Both women cruised into the finals with relative ease, as both won in straight sets over their opponents in the semis.

Serena Williams, currently the world's #1 ranked women's player, has won the Australian Open five times in the past (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010). Maria Sharapova, on the other hand, has won the event once (2008).

Given the information listed above, it shouldn't surprise you to learn that Serena Williams is the odds-on favourite to win on Saturday.

Here are the current betting odds:

Serena Williams, 2/5
Maria Sharapova, 2/1

Here are the set betting odds:

Serena Williams Wins 2-0, 11/10
Maria Sharapova Wins 2-0, 7/2
Serena Williams Wins 2-1, 5/2
Maria Sharapova Wins 2-1, 5/1

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Serena Williams will be looking to add to her legacy on Saturday with a sixth Australian Open title, while Maria Sharapova will be looking for the second such title of her career.

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