WTA 2023 Australian Open Odds and Betting Predictions (January 16-29)

WTA 2023 Australian Open Predictions and Tips

Women’s tennis heads to Melbourne this week for a fortnight of jam-packed tennis action. The first Grand Slam of the year always promises to entertain, and this year is no different, with multiple players entering the tournament in red-hot form and eager to win. We break down all of the odds on the Australian Open and suggest the best bets to place over the next fortnight.

WTA Australian Open 2023: Event Details

This time last year, few would have suspected what was about to happen with Poland’s Iga Swiatek going on a 37-match winning streak. The 21-year-old will be looking to pick up one of the two Grand Slams she was unable to win last year and is well placed to do so as the No.1 seed. However, she will face tough competition from Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff, and Belinda Bencic, who all head into the Australian Open in fine form.

Tournament: Australian Open 2023, Year-opening WTA Grand Slam Event
Format: 128-woman singles draw
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
Date: Monday 16 January to Sunday 29 January

Latest Australian Open 2023 WTA Odds

Ahead of the first ball being served this week, here are the outright winner Australian Open odds for those who are interested in doing some betting:

  • Iga Swiatek to win @ 3.20 (11/5)
  • Aryna Sabalenka to win @ 7.50 (13/2)
  • Jessica Pegula to win @ 11.00 (10/1)
  • Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia to win @ 13.00 (12/1)

Looking at the Aus Open odds 2023, it’s clear that Iga Swiatek is the favorite to win this tournament in the bookies’ eyes. The World No.1 is more than double the odds of her next closest rival, Aryna Sabalenka, at 7.50 (11/5). Jessica Pegula is not far behind on 11.00 (10/1), as are in-form players Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia, who sit on 13.00 (12/1) to win the Australian Open.

Understanding the Women’s Australian Open

Women’s tennis is alive and well at the moment, and this year’s Australian Open should demonstrate that. The 111th edition of this tournament will be no different from the others in a sense. As the first Grand Slam of the year, it’s always a benchmark event to see how hard players trained in the off-season and what changes they may have made.

With 2000 ranking points and the prestigious title of being a Grand Slam winner on the line, expect the 2023 Australian Open to be hard-fought. Here’s how the tournament has unfolded over the past five editions:

  • 2018 – Caroline Wozniacki defeated Simona Halep
  • 2019 – Naomi Osaka defeated Petra Kvitova
  • 2020 – Sofia Kenin defeated Garbine Muguruza
  • 2021 – Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady
  • 2022 – Ashleigh Barty defeated Danielle Collins

Naomi Osaka is the only player to prove the odds of Australian bookmakers and win the AO twice in the past five years. With the Japanese player not participating due to pregnancy this tournament, and the defending champion Ashleigh Barty having retired, many women will fancy their chances of winning over the next fortnight. Can Iga Swiatek start the year the way she means to continue and claim another Grand Slam title?

Free 2023 WTA Australian Open Betting Tips

Any fans wanting to do some online tennis betting this week can follow our expert’s picks below, which are based on the latest stats and analysis ahead of the Australian Open:

Iga Swiatek to Win @ 3.20 (11/5)

When Ashleigh Barty retired in early 2022 after winning the Australian Open, something of a void opened up in women’s tennis. After Barty had been so dominant, who would step into the void she left? Twelve months on, that question has been answered well and truly, with 21-year-old Swiatek dominating women’s tennis post-Barty.

Conditions in Australia should suit Swiatek well, who loves playing on fast hard courts. When the World No.1 plays her natural game, she’s virtually unbeatable – and news from her camp during the off-season is that Swiatek will be sticking to what has worked well in the past and not making any major changes to her game. Expect much of the same from Swiatek in 2023, meaning the Pole is an excellent chance of winning the Australian Open. With odds of 3.20 (11/5), this is an excellent bet to take.

Iga Swiatek vs Belinda Bencic Final @ 23.00 (22/1)

In terms of who Swiatek may meet in the final, we say Belinda Bencic has a great shot of making it that far. While Swiatek may be the hottest thing in women’s tennis over the last year, Switzerland’s Bencic is the hottest player of the last week. The World No.10 steamrolled her way to her sixth career title at the Adelaide International 2 last week, obliterating Daria Kasatkina in the final 6-0, 6-2. The Swiss player is playing excellent tennis this season, which also saw her dominate the in-form Caroline Garcia en route to her title.

Seeding 12th in the Australian Open, Bencic will likely have to navigate a Round of 16 match against Aryna Sabalenka, one of the WTA’s other in-form players. Do this, and she’ll be rewarded with a quarterfinal against World No.2 Ons Jabeur. While her path won’t be easy, there’s every chance that Bencic will carry on her hot form from last week and make a deep run in the Australian Open, only falling at the final hurdle.

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Madison Keys to Win @ 34.00 (33/1)

America’s Madison Keys is another WTA player in hot form so far this season, having strung together an undefeated run that helped the United States win their first-ever United Cup title. Keys won five out of five matches at the tournament, including 10 of 11 sets. Her form at the mixed year-opening event surprised even the best tennis predictions.

Last year, the 27-year-old made a deep run all the way to the Australian Open semifinals. Can she go a few steps further this year and win the whole tournament? Australia has classically been kind to American WTA players, and with the kind of form Madison Keys is currently in, there’s a strong chance she’ll be able to upset Jessica Pegula in a quarterfinal. Of course, it will likely lead to a winner-takes-all semifinal against Iga Swiatek. With a return of 34.00 (33/1), this is a long but lucrative shot.

Best WTA Predictions Based on the Latest Australian Open 2023 Odds

  • Iga Swiatek to Win @ 3.20 (11/5)
  • Iga Swiatek vs Belinda Bencic Final @ 23.00 (22/1)

The odds to win the Australian Open 2023 point heavily towards Iga Swiatek picking up yet another Grand Slam trophy. We tend to agree with the bookies here and say that Swiatek will likely prevail in Melbourne – but not before some of the WTA’s in-form players, such as Belinda Bencic and Coco Gauff, give her a run for her money. Tune in this Monday to watch all the action from down under.

Content Writer

Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and predictions here at BetZillion.

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