WTA 2023 Adelaide International 2 Betting Odds & Predictions (January 9-15)
Tennis is on a collision course for the Australian Open in a week’s time, but not before a few more tournaments are played this week. One of these is a repeat event in Adelaide, where a bizarre scheduling quirk sees back-to-back WTA 500 tournaments played at the same venue in Memorial Drive Tennis Centre. Despite the Groundhog Day vibes, there’s still plenty of exciting betting action to be had as players engage in their final tune-up prior to the year’s first Grand Slam.
2023 Adelaide International 2: Event Details
A bevy of last-minute withdrawals have seen Caroline Garcia rocketed to the head of the pack at the WTA Adelaide 2 this week. The World No.4 leads a draw of six past Grand Slam champions, which could have been even more laden with strong players, had Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula, and Ons Jabeur all not withdrawn over the weekend. While Garcia is well placed to continue her good form this year, she will receive stiff competition from the likes of Barbora Krejcikova and Liudmila Samsonova along the way.
|Tournament:||WTA Tour 500, 30-woman singles draw|
|Venue:||Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia|
|Date:||Monday 9 January to Sunday 15 January 2023|
2023 Adelaide 2 (WTA) Odds
For those who want to bet on 2023 WTA Adelaide, here’s a look at the women’s Adelaide 2 outright betting odds 2023:
- Caroline Garcia to win @ 4.33 (10/3)
- Barbora Krejcikova to win @ 6.50 (11/2)
- Liudmila Samsonova to win @ 7.50 (13/2)
- Belinda Bencic to win @ 9.50 (17/2)
- Elena Rybakina to win @ 9.50 (17/2)
There are plenty of new betting sites in Australia, but they all indicate similar odds for the outright winner of the WTA Adelaide 2 tournament this week. Caroline Garcia is head and shoulders above the rest of the field, sitting on 4.33 (10/3) as the favorite to win in Adelaide. Barbora Krejcikova and Liudmila Samsonova are a few points behind as the second and third favorite contenders, with Belinda Bencic and Elena Rybakina tied in fourth at the online bookies.
Understanding the WTA 2023 Adelaide International 2
You’d be forgiven for rubbing your eyes and thinking you’ve read this article already. For the second week in a row, the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide hosts a combined ATP 250 and WTA 500 event. This scheduling oddity is courtesy of the new United Cup tournament taking place in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, which sees the Sydney International no longer occurring.
This will be the third occurrence of the WTA tournament in Adelaide and just the second time it has been played alongside a second Adelaide tournament the week before.
Here’s how the results have played out in Adelaide recently:
- 2020 – Ashleigh Barty
- 2021 – Iga Swiatek
- 2022 (1) – Ashleigh Barty
- 2022 (2) – Madison Keys
- 2023 (1) – Aryna Sabalenka
With Aryna Sabalenka having won the WTA Adelaide 1 last week and neither Iga Swiatek nor Ashleigh Barty present in this year’s Adelaide 2 tournament, who will take the initiative and gain some valuable momentum heading into next week’s Australian Open?
WTA 2023 Adelaide International 2 Predictions
For those looking to bet on tennis, here are our top two expert picks ahead of the first ball being served at the WTA Adelaide 2 tournament:
Caroline Garcia to Win @ 4.33 (10/3)
To say that World No.4 Caroline Garcia is well-placed to win the WTA Adelaide 2 is an understatement. To start with, the 29-year-old is in hot form. She ended the year in 2022 by winning the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, downing Aryna Sabalenka in the final 7-6, 6-4. Then, after the off-season, she returned to Australia and already built a 3-0 record for the season, winning both of her singles and one doubles game representing France at the United Cup.
Secondly, Caroline Garcia has suddenly gone from the fourth-highest-ranked woman in this tournament to the top. Over the weekend, Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, and Jessica Pegula have all pulled out of the event, rocketing Garcia into the No.1 seed position and significantly boosting her chances of winning. Combine form with a little bit of luck, and betting on Garcia to win is a fine choice this week.
Winner to Come From the First Quarter @ 3.00 (2/1)
One betting option to consider this week is to spread the risk factor a little bit. Rather than taking the outright odds for Carolina Garcia to win, for slightly lower odds, you can bet on her quarter of the draw to produce a winner.
Ultimately, this still produces a healthy 3.00 (2/1) return but includes the likes of No.8 seed Belinda Bencic and Garbine Muruguza. Switzerland’s Bencic is the current World No.12 and fourth favorite in the bookies’ odds, while Spain’s Muruguza is a two-time Grand Slam champion. Casting the net across this entire quarter to produce a winner is a conservative yet relatively lucrative bet.
Bonus Predictions for 2023 Adelaide International 2
Those who like to take more of a stab in the dark rather than making a stats-based decision will want to consider our bonus prediction for the WTA Adelaide 2 this week:
Garbine Muguruza to Win @ 34.00 (33/1)
It’s a long shot, but Garbine Muguruza is a quality player. Five years ago, she was the No.1 player in the world, winning both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2016 and 2017. Admittedly, the Spanish 29-year-old has been patchy of late, last playing in the San Diego Open, where she had a first-round withdrawal. Ranked No.55 in the world, Muruguza is unseeded for the Adelaide tournament and will play the eighth seed Belinda Bencic in her opening match.
The question is whether Muruguza is able to reclaim some of her form from years gone by. It’s no doubt that the former World No.1 has the belief and ability to tear through this quarter of the draw, eliminating Bencic and Garcia to make a deep run in Adelaide. Should she do so, the odds are lucrative at 34.00 (33/1) if the Spaniard wins the whole event.
2023 WTA Adelaide International 2 Betting Tips
- Caroline Garcia to Win @ 4.33 (10/3)
- Winner to Come From the First Quarter @ 3.00 (2/1)
The final events take place this week before all eyes switch to tennis’s first Grand Slam of the year in Australia. Players are seeking to claim valuable form and have final tune-ups ahead of the Australian Open, and have one last chance to do so at the Adelaide 2 tournament this week. Caroline Garcia sits in the box seat to win, with the French player in fine form and benefiting from some late withdrawals. Can she hold off the rest of the draw for a victory here? Tune in this week to find out.