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2008 Australian Open final: Maria Sharapova big favorite against Ana Ivanovic

Maria Sharapova is the ultimate favorite to beat Ana Ivanovic in the 2008 Australian Open final match.

2008 Australian Open final: Maria Sharapova big favorite against Ana Ivanovic For those of you who had kept up with our odds coverage of the 2008 Australian Open and were wise enough to take our advice on Maria Sharapova, while the tennis player were sitting with odds to win the Grand Slam at 7/1 British online bookmaker Bet 365, you are just one match away from cashing out big. Maria Sharapova won her spot at the final with 6-3 6-1 victory over Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic will face Sharapova in the 2008 Australian Open final after a dramatic three-set win against ninth seed Daniela Hantuchova.

 Naturally, Maria Sharapova is the undisputed favorite across the odds makers to win the 2008 Australian Open final against Ivanovic. At the U.K. facing bookie Bet 365 the odds on Sharapova are posted at 1/6 to win the final match and the odds on Ivanovic are sitting at underdog 4/1. At the North American sportsbook Bodog Sports, the odds on Maria Sharapova are listed as money line of -650 and the betting line on Ana Ivanovic is +400.

 Meanwhile at the Men's Australian Open, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served the biggest upset by beating second seed Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2 and reach the final of the 2008 Australian Open. Tsonga will meet Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer, who will play the second semi-final on Friday. At Bet 365 Federer is still the favorite to win the Grand Slam with odds 8/15, while both Tsonga and Novak Djokovic will pay out on odds of 10/3 if they win the final match.

 Published on 01/24/2008

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