Barty, the home favourite who is seeking a second Grand Slam title, claimed her place in the semi-finals with a 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 win against the dangerous Petra Kvitova.
It was arguably 23 year-old Barty’s most convincing performance of the tournament to date and ensured her of a place in the last four in Melbourne for the first time in her career.
The American 14th seed Kenin was enjoying her best ever run in a Grand Slam even before defeating the Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals.
Head To Head
Barty will face Kenin for the sixth time in her career in the knowledge that she has won four of their previous five meetings to date. Three of those four victories came last year and the 21 year-old American has only won three sets in those five matches.
Kenin has only lost one set in the entire tournament to date and has played exceptionally well, but the spotlight will be on her now and with the majority of the crowd backing Barty, it’s going to be a tough test of Kenin’s character.
Ashleigh Barty vs Sofia Kenin Betting Lines & Prediction
With regards to tennis predictions for this match, most indicators would point towards Barty prevailing.
The preference for our tip is to back Barty on the Games Handicap -3.5 at odds of -125 (1.80) with bet365.