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Australian Open: How to watch, betting odds for the tennis Grand Slam

Naomi Osaka of Japan beat Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the 2019 Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo by Julian Smith/EPA-EFE
Naomi Osaka of Japan beat Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the 2019 Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo by Julian Smith/EPA-EFE

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The 2020 Australian Open is underway in Melbourne with the world's best tennis players vying for a Grand Slam title.

Australian time is 16 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, but you can still tune in live to the best matchups.

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American teen phenom Cori "Coco" Gauff and former world No. 1 Venus Williams had the most high-profile matchup of the first round, with the 15-year-old Florida native delivering her second victory against Williams in a Grand Slam.

Serena Williams is the best bet to win the women's circuit, according to Caesars. Williams is a +275 bet to win it all in Melbourne. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has the second-best odds, at +650. Naomi Osaka (+750), Karoline Pliskova (+800) and Simona Halep (+1000) round the top five female favorites.

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Rafael Nadal is the men's favorite (-100) to win the 2020 Australian Open, according to Bovada, despite having just one title at the Grand Slam during his decorated career. Defending champion Novak Djokovic has the second-best odds at +300. Dominic Thiem (+400), Stefanos Tsitsipas (+1400) and Alexander Zverev (+2000) are also in the top-five as favorites to win the tournament.

The matches are being broadcasted on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN+

Key second round matches

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Match order at Rod Laver Arena starting at 7 p.m. EST Tuesday

Petra Kvitova vs. Paula Badosa

Ashleigh Barty vs. Polona Hercog

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Tatsuma Ito vs. Novak Djokovic

Match order at Margaret Court Arena starting at 7 p.m. EST Tuesday

Naomi Osaka vs. Saisai Zheng

Caroline Wozniacki vs. Dayana Yastermska

Match order at Melbourne Arena starting not before 8:50 p.m. EST Tuesday

Cori "Coco" Gauff vs. Sorana Cirstea

Stefanos Tsirsipas vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber

Match order at Rod Laver Arena starting at 3 a.m. EST Wednesday

Tamara Zidansek vs. Serena Williams

Filip Krajinovic vs. Roger Federer

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