World No. 1 Iga Swiatek looks to build on a dominant 2022 campaign and she is backed by the oddsmakers to do so by kickstarting her season with a triumphant run at the 2023 Australian Open. The Pole is tipped as the player to beat at +200 with the sportsbook betting exchange powered by BetUS.
Swiatek is gunning for her first-ever Aussie Open and fourth overall Grand Slam title. Will anyone be able to challenge Swiatek in Melbourne?
If not Swiatek, which other contenders strike an attractive pose on the tennis odds board? Is it Aryna Sabalenka? Carolina Garcia? Ons Jabeur? Coco Gauff? The top favorites as we look at the latest tennis betting markets.
Is there another contender, perhaps? A so-called middleweight, longshot, or sleeper (whatever you call them) that is worth a flutter?
These are some of the many questions that our Australian Open women’s betting preview will shed some light on. Let’s check the latest Tennis odds, stats, injury reports, and Tennis lines for 2023 Australian Open Women’s. We’ve plenty of Tennis betting odds for you to consider.
2023 Australian Open Women’s Outrights
- Iga Swiatek +200
- Aryna Sabalenka +700
- Caroline Garcia +1000
- Cori Gauff +1200
- Ons Jabeur +1200
- Jessica Pegula +1200
- Barbora Krejcikova +2200
- Danielle Collins +3000
- Elena Rybakina +2000
- Maria Sakkari +2500
- Liudmila Samsonova +2500
- Belinda Bencic +3000
- Qinwen Zheng +3000
- Beatriz Haddad Maia +3000
- Veronika Kudermetova +3000
- Amanda Anisimova +3000
- Paula Badosa +4000
- Bianca Andreescu +4000
First Quarter: Swiatek, Gauff In Same Section
- Top Seeds: No. 1 Swiatek, No. 7 Gauff No. 11 Badosa, No. 13 Collins, No. 17 Ostapenko, No. 22 Rybakina, No. 25 Bouzkova, No. 29 Zheng
- Dangerous Floaters: Siniakova, Raducanu, Muchova, Niemeier
Swiatek and American teenager Gauff fall into a loaded first quarter that is littered with minefields on the path to the quarterfinals. Before either of these two top favorites can look ahead to a potential showdown in the final eight, they must navigate a successful course.
The 21-year-old Pole will be tested in the first round by dangerous floater Julie Niemeier. In the R64, Swiatek will face the winner of Panna Udvardy and Camila Osorio. Then, Maria Bouzkova is the highest-seeded threat that could challenge Swiatek for a spot in the fourth round. Other R32 opponents include former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu or a couple of qualifiers.
Things could get tricky for Swiatek in the R16, where she could face Danielle Collins. The American ended Swiatek’s run at the 2022 Australian Open in the semis. Other potential fourth-rounders include Wimbledon Champion Elena Rybakina and dangerous floater Karolina Muchova, amongst several others.
Gauff begins her campaign against an accomplished singles and doubles player, Karolina Siniakova. The second round could see either Emma Raducano or Tamara Korpatsch. In the R32, the highest seeded threat that could emerge to challenge Gauff is Qinwen Zheng. The R16 could serve up a clash with 11th seed Paula Badosa. Other challengers include No. 17 seed Jelena Ostapenko or American Catherine McNally, among others.
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Second Quarter: Pegula, Sakkari Lead Charge
- Top Seeds: No. 3 Pegula, No. 6 Sakkari, No. 10 Keys, No. 15 Kvitova, No. 20 Krejckova, No. 24 Azarenka, No. 28 Anisimova, No. 32 Teichmann
- Dangerous Floaters: Fruhvirtova, Tomljanovic, Kenin, Dart.
American hopeful Pegula leads the charge in the second quarter alongside Maria Sakkari. If things fall in line with the seeding, Pegula and Sakkari will meet in the quarterfinals.
Pegula’s immediate corner is loaded with potential stumbling blocks. While she opens against Jaqueline Cristian in the R128, she could face qualifier Brenda Fruhvirtova, an up-and-comer from the Czech Republic, or Aliaksandra Sasnovich. The R32 could serve up a clash against American Amanda Anisimova, who is a promising talent that has yet to fulfill her potential.
In the R16, No. 15 Petra Kvitova ranks as the most likely opponent to challenge Pegula for a spot in the quarterfinals. But No, 20 Barbora Krejickova and dark horse Coco Vandeweghe.could shake things up before then.
Sakkari kicks off her tournament against Yue Yuan in the R128. Qualifier Diana Shnaider or Kristina Kucova will emerge in the R64. The biggest threat in the third round could come in the form of No. 32 Jil Teichmann, though dangerous floater Liu Zhu or Harriet Dart could emerge as a surprise contender.
The R16 is loaded with possibilities, from two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka to 2020 Aussie Open champion Sofia Kenin, Aussie Alja Tomljanovic and American veteran Madison Keys.
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Third Quarter: Kasatkina, Garcia Headliners
- Top Seeds: No. 4 Garcia, No. 8 Kasatkina No. 9 Kudermetova, No. 16 Kontaveit, No. 19 Alexandrova, No. 23 Zhang, No. 27 Begu, No. 30 Pliskova
- Dangerous Floaters: Cornet, Fernandez, Townsend, Martic, Linette
Garcia starts her bid against qualifier Katerine Sebov, but things will get tougher in the second round with a matchup against the winner of Leylah Fernandez vs Alize Cornet. Then, Irina-Camelia Begu looms as a potential R32 opponent. But Saisai Zheng, Lucie Bronzetti, and Laura Siegemund could also emerge to challenge Garcia.
In the R16, Ekaterina Alexandrova or Anett Kontaveit could give Garcia a run for her money in the bid to advance into the quarters. Surprise challengers could feature Mayar Sherif, Magda Linette, and Taylor Townsend, to name a few.
Kasatkina comes into the Australian Open in questionable form, which makes her vulnerable to the early upset. Certainly, she got no favors from the draw, falling into a section that includes Karolina Pliskova as a potential third-round challenger. Compatriot Veronikia Kudermetova and China’s Shuai Zhang loom as potential obstacles in the R16.
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Fourth Quarter: Jabeur, Sabalenka Featured
- Top Seeds: No. 2. Jabeur, No. 5 Sabalenka, No. 12 Bencic, No. 15 Haddad-Maia, No. 18 Samsonova, No. 21 Trevisan, No.26 Mertens, No. 31 Kanepi
- Dangerous Floaters: Vondrousova, Fruhvirtova, Stephens, Giorgi, Muguruza, Rodgers
Arguably, the fourth quarter of the draw is loaded in talent, quality, championship pedigree, and young up-and-coming talent. That’s going to make it challenging for both Jabeur and Sabalenka to reach the quarterfinals, never mind their favorable odds as two of the top-five best bets to win the tournament.
Jabeur’s opening clash is a tricky one against Tamara Zidansek. Then, in the R64, she will face the winner of Marketa Vondrousova vs Alsion Riske-Amritraj. Veteran Kaia Kanepi is the highest seed slated to emerge in the R32. However, dangerous floater Linda Fruhvirtova is a potential surprise challenger in this section.
Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad-Maia is the highest seed that could challenge Jabeur for a spot in the quarterfinals. Liudmila Samsonova is another top seed that could face the Tunisian trailblazer at this stage. Sleepers that lurk in this section include former US Open champion Sloane Stepehens and veteran Donna Vekic.
Sabalenka takes on Tereza Martincova in the first round. Should she overcome the plucky Czech, she’ll take on the winner of Shelby Rogers vs. qualifier Arianne Hartono. The R32 could see Sabalenka face Elise Mertens, the highest seed in this section. However, two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza is coasting under the radar as a potential third-round opponent.
In the fourth round, the possibilities are vast and include in-from Belinda Bencic, Martina Trevisan, power player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Camila Giorgi, and American Madison Brengle, among others.