Latest Australian Open Tennis Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions 2022 – Women’s Draw

A look at the Women's Draw for Australian Open Tennis Betting 2022. Home favourite Ashleigh Barty heads the market for Grand Slam success

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We look at the latest Australian Open Tennis Betting Odds and tips for the Women’s Draw in Melbourne. The draw for the tournament was made on Thursday and now the players can start to plot a chart through the tournament.

For this Australian Open Tennis betting preview, we look at some of the key contenders who are heading into the action, plus sizing up some of the underdogs.

From the British perspective, there will be high hopes on the shoulders of young Emma Raducanu. But it is Aussie home favourite Ashleigh Barty who is the favourite to land the Slam title.

US Open Tennis Odds Outright Winner

Ashleigh Barty 11/4
Naomi Osaka 6/1
Garbine Muguruza 10/1
Iga Swiatek 10/1
Simona Halep 12/1
Anett Kontaveit 12/1
Paula Badosa 16/1
Elena Rybakina 16/1
Barbora Krejcikova 16/1
Aryna Sabalenka 16/1
Cori Gauff 20/1
Victoria Azarenka 25/1
Emma Raducanu 25/1
Maria Sakkari 25/1
Leylah Fernandez 33/1
40/1 bar
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

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When & Where is the Australian Open 2022?

The tournament, which is the first of the four Grand Slams to be played in the calendar year, runs from January 17th – 30th 2022.

While qualification rounds have gone on before that, those are the dates for the action in the main draw.

As usual, the Australian Open is being played at Melbourne Park with its famous blue courts.

There is a new arena being used for the first time, as the new Kia Arena becomes the fifth show court at the event.

Who is the reigning Australian Open Champion?

Naomi Osaka won the 2021 Australian Open with a fairly straightforward victory over America’s Jennifer Brady.

That was the second Australian Open title for Osaka, having claimed the 2019 title against Petra Kvitova.

Very interestingly, the way that the Australian Open 2022 draw has panned out, Osaka could meet the current World Number One Ashleigh Barty in the Fourth Round.

That’s something to potentially look forward to. Reigning champion Osaka is seeded 13th for the 2022 Australian Open.

She is low down the seedings after having taken a break from the game for four months.

Osaka is a current quote of 6/1 to land her third Australian Open at this year’s event* (odds recorded 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January at 888Sport)

The 2022 Australian Open Betting Favourite

It is Australia’s very own Ashleigh Barty who is the 11/4 favourite in Women’s Australian Open tennis betting* (odds recorded 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January at 888Sport).

Barty’s home Slam title has evaded her so far, but the former French Open and current reigning Wimbledon champion is expected to be right in the thick of things at the 2022 event.

Barty has been to at least the quarter-finals in each of the last three appearances at the Australian Open.

The best finish from that sequence a semi-final exit in 2020.

The Australian native finished the 2021 end of year rankings as the top player for the third consecutive year.

She will probably make her presence felt, and again, there could be that intriguing 4th Round match for her against Naomi Osaka.

Barty has already won a 2022 WTA Title.

She stormed the field at the Adelaide International 1 earlier this month, beating three other top-ten seeds along the way.

That could be quite the ominous sign for the rest of the Australian Open field.

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Emma Raducanu Australian Open Odds

Britain’s Emma Raducanu is a quote of 25/1 to win outright in Australian Open Tennis Betting odds* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

After her stunning US Open title last year on what was just her second Grand Slam appearance, it’s going to be all eyes on the young Brit.

Can she back it up? Raducanu has struggled to get any momentum going since that title win at Flushing Meadows over Leylah Fernandez.

She has changed coaching staff since then as well.

Raducanu did enter the WTA Sydney event as a warm-up ahead of the 2022 Australian Open.

But Raducanu was quickly unravelled by Elena Rybakina 6-0 6-1 in the opening round.

This will be the Australian Open debut for Raducanu who is seeded 17th. She faces 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens in the opening match at the Australian Open.

Australian Open Women’s Singles Top 16 Seeds

1. Ashleigh Barty
2. Aryna Sabalenka
3. Garbiñe Muguruza
4. Barbora Krejčíková
5. Maria Sakkari
6. Anett Kontaveit
7. Iga Świątek
8. Paula Badosa
9. Ons Jabeur
10. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
11. Sofia Kenin
12. Elena Rybakina
13. Naomi Osaka
14. Simona Halep
15. Elina Svitolina
16. Angelique Kerber

Key Contenders in the Australian Open Betting

For the next part of our Australian Open Tennis Betting preview for the 2022 Grand Slam, we look at some of the other prominent players in the draw.

Garbine Muguruza 10/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, who won last year’s WTA Finals is always a danger in a Grand Slam draw. She is coming in as third seed as well. The closest that Muguruza came to landing the Australian Open title was a runner up to Sofia Kenin in the 2020 Final.

Barbora Krejcikova 16/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

One of the breakout stars of the WTA in 2021 was Barbora Krejcikova. The Czech Republic player landed her first career Slam title by winning the French Open. She followed up with an excellent quarter-final finish at the US Open and will pique tennis betting interest.

Iga Swiatek 10/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

Iga Swiatek, the 2020 French Open winner, is a player who looks like she can only go forward in Grand Slams. She reached at least the fourth round of all four Slams in 2021. It wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see the young Polish player kick on further. This will be Swiatek’s fourth appearance in Melbourne and will look to break past the 4th round at least for the first time.

Anett Kontaveit 12/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

There was no player in hotter form down the back stretch of last season than Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit. She took her game to a whole new level winning four WTA titles, breaking the World Top 10 for the first time and finishing as runner up at the WTA Finals.

Aryna Sbalanka 16/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

One of the best players on the WTA who just can’t seem to get over the line to land a Grand Slam title is Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. Is that just a matter of time for Sabalenka, who is ranked second for the Australian Open? She was definitely on the up in the Slams last year, falling in the semi-finals of Wimbledon and then the US Open.

Our betting prediction:
Aryna Sabalenka

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* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)


Some underdogs to watch at AO 2020

Simona Halep 12/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

Simona Halep took a minor title in a Melbourne event earlier this month. That was a reasonable return to action for her. Halep’s 2021 year was pretty much ruined by injury. The former world number one has a good record at the Australian Open, having made at least the quarter-finals in five of the last eight attempts.

Paulo Badosa 16/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

The young Spaniard Paula Badosa was one of the breakout stars on the WTA last year. She’s one to keep an eye on in Australian Open betting. Badosa could get a few rounds under her belt and she won Indian Wells last year.

Maria Sakkari 25/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

Greek star Sakkari is fifth seed at the Australian Open and reached the semi finals of the French Open and the US Open. She was expected to win both of those matches, but couldn’t pull her game together when it mattered most. Sakkari’s a dangerous player in the draw though.

Elena Rybakina 16/1
* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

Another of the young stars on the WTA is Elena Rybakina whose best Slam result last year was a quarter final at the French Open. Rybakina cracked the Top 15 last year as well. She withdrew from the second round of the recent WTA Sydney event after demolishing Emma Raducanu in the first round.

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Australian Open Tennis Betting Predictions

The women’s draw looks to be wide open, but the clear front runner is Ashleigh Barty at 11/4* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

The fact that she has already gone out and collected a title in 2022 puts an even brighter light on her.

Barty may well be tough to knock over and is an obvious shortlist selection.

There is now a very deep field of good youngsters knocking around the WTA at the moment and one of the best is Iga Swiatek.

She looks composed beyond her years and she could be one to really kick on in Melbourne.

Also bringing big appeal is Anett Kontaveit given the astonishing form that she produced at the end of 2021. She has to be worth a look.

But for the top value pick, Aryna Sabalenka from at quote of 16/1 looks a very good fit* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT, 13th January 2021 at 888Sport)

Her deep runs at Wimbledon and the US Open suggests that she’s a growing force in the Slams and could threaten to improve on her fourth-round exit at last year’s Australian Open.