The 2022 Australian Open starts on Monday and we have betting predictions for the women’s draw.
It’s always a wide-open affair in the women’s draw, but bookmakers have two players at single-figure odds. Australia’s Ash Barty and Naomi Osaka headline the betting.
There is excellent value available for punters to snap up.
2022 Women’s Australian Open Preview
2022 Australian Open Women’s Winner – Ash Barty
It’s tough to bet against the flying Australian, who gets her best chance to win the Australian Open for the first time.
She hasn’t played her best tennis in Melbourne, but given the off-court problems with Naomi Osaka, this tournament is Barty’s to lose.
Her form coming into the 2022 Australian Open has been rock-solid and the world’s best female player could establish her dominance on the hard courts.
She often gets tripped up by players that take the pace off the ball. That’s our only worry, but given the court conditions, she shouldn’t have problems creating her own pace.
Punters get $3.75 for Barty, which is a value price. We priced her around $2.85, so take the value and back the local hope.
Bet: Ash Barty @ $3.75 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2022 Australian Open Women’s Value Pick – Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka didn’t show much at the Adelaide International, but punters shouldn’t look into that loss too much.
She was a top seed when losing in the opening round of both Adelaide tournaments, but she clearly wasn’t trying to put much effort in.
The Belarussian showed her class when making the semi-final of the U.S. Open, so he’s good enough to make deep runs in Grand Slam events.
Bookmakers have let her odds drift to $26, which is an incredible price for one of the world’s best players. She could make a mockery of those odds, so keep an eye on her.
Bet: Aryna Sabalenka @ $26 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2022 Australian Open Women’s Longshot – Danielle Collins
The American always goes under the radar but she’s better than advertised and conditions suit.
She has made several deep runs in big tournaments, so she’s no stranger to the big stage. Despite not winning any tournaments, but has the ability to overcome that hurdle.
Collins can get feisty on the court, which works against her, especially in the Melbourne heat. However, if she plays within herself, the $51 is worth taking.
We priced her at $31, so punters get value odds and this tournament is prime for an upset.
Bet: Danielle Collins @ $51 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Australian Open Players to Watch
There are always some quality players to bet on throughout the tournament. They might not win the Australian Open, but punters can make good money in the early stages.
We like the chances of 2021 U.S. Open Finalists Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez. Raducanu has been poor since winning the Grand Slam, but we’re putting that down to off-court issues and not having a fulltime coach.
The media believes her opposition has figured her out, which has resulted in numerous defeats. However, she’s still learning and should be given another chance.
Fernandez is another teenager who made a deep run, so she has every chance of providing punters with good value in the early stages of the Australian Open.
We would also include Maria Sakkari on your ticket at $34. She is a powerful Greek player who is always competitive against the world’s best. She should enjoy the hard surface and let the ball come to her racquet, so include her at juicy odds.
Our last player is Belinda Bencic. She has teased punters for years, but it could be her time to shine. Bookmakers have her at $67, so take the value.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.