Someone pocketed $196,000 by betting Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka would both win the Australian Open

Shane Bacon

So here is your early "shot in the dark" moment for all the sports gamblers in 2014; someone in Australia had money on both Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka to win the Australian Open and it turned out to be a really, really good move.

How good? The random gambler, made anonymous because he put the bet in with cash at one of the 2,900 Tab stores in Australia, put $435 down on the eventual champions, with the odds coming in at a hefty 451-to-1 at the time of the bet.

The Australian bookmaker Tab Corp. took the beating, but made the news public on Monday and I must say, it would be pretty nice to pocket nearly $200,000 on a tennis bet but who in the world is laying nearly $500 on a Na-Wawrinka bet in Melbourne?

Na wasn't a completely insane choice as she had made two of the last three finals at the Australian Open, losing in both, but it's the Wawrinka pick that is so confusing.

I could understand pairing Na with Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic or someone like that, which would pay much less, but again, I obviously have no idea what I'm saying since this person made nearly a quarter of a million bucks with his choice.

So, congrats to whoever made this bet and may they do the one thing that almost every Las Vegas gambler cannot do; enjoy the winnings and never, ever bet again.

Why not end your career as a gambler on a very, very high note?!

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