Australian Open: Day 13 bets

  • Last Updated: January 25 2013, 20:36 GMT

Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan and our Andy Schooler are providing their tips for each day's action at the Australian Open.

Li Na: Taken to win Saturday's final, but how easily?
Li Na: Taken to win Saturday's final, but how easily?

Here are their thoughts on Saturday's women's singles final between Victoria Azarenka and Li Na.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Li to beat Azarenka 2-1 at 4/1

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Andy Schooler, sportinglife.com

Li to beat Azarenka 2-0 at 3/1 (William Hill).

Li's highly impressive win over Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals showed she's in great form. She loves Melbourne, this being the third time she's reached the semi-finals or better, while the crowd love her. The same cannot be said about Azarenka, who is likely to have the fans against her following the controversy which surrounded her ill-timed injury time-out in her semi. That match is the only one in which she's played a seed (that being teenage first-time semi-finalist Sloane Stephens) so she may be a tad undercooked as the level of opponent is about to rise steeply. Yes, she's beaten Li in their last four meetings but they've been close matches. I'll take the Chinese to win in straights at 3/1.