2023 Australian Open Women’s Odds: Field Loaded With Value Outside Swiatek

The 2023 Australian Open gets underway in Melbourne on Jan. 16, and wraps up with the men’s final on Jan. 29.

Iga Swiatek is the heavy favorite on the women’s side, with odds more than six times shorter than her closest competition. That means there’s plenty of value on a crowd of top contenders.

2023 Australian Open women’s odds

The top contenders

Iga Swiatek +175

After a dominant 2022 tennis season, Iga Swiatek will look to kick off the new year with her first Australian Open title.

She made it to the semi-finals last year but came up short, losing to Danielle Collins. From there, the 21-year-old Pole went on to win both the French and US Open. It was a sparkling season for Swiatek, who at one point compiled a 37-match win streak.

The world No. 1 has three Grand Slam titles in her young career and is the overwhelming favorite at this year’s Aussie Open.

Aryna Sabalenka +1200

Former world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka has 10 career titles but has never made it past the semis in a Grand Slam tournament.

The Belarusian reached the semi-finals at the US Open in 2022. She won the first set 6-3 against Iga Swiatek but lost the final two 6-1, 6-4 to the eventual champion.

Sabalenka is an imposing figure on the court at 6’0 and plays an aggressive style that can be dominant but also produce plenty of unforced errors.

The 24-year-old was ousted in the fourth round of the Aussie in 2021 and 2022. Could this be the year she breaks through?

Ons Jabeur +1200

It was a historic season for Tunisia’s finest, Ons Jabeur. In 2022, Jabeur became the first and only Muslim and Arab player to make the finals at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

The 28-year-old is the world No. 2 and the highest-ranked African and Arab player in WTA and ATP history. After falling just short last year, Jabeur will look to add a Grand Slam to her three career titles.

Her best finish at the Aussie Open was in 2020, when she lost in the quarters.

The dark horses

Caroline Garcia +1200

Caroline Garcia is enjoying the highest WTA ranking of her career at world No. 4. The French tennis star had a terrific 2022 season, including a semi-final appearance at the US Open.

She’ll look to carry the momentum from the last Grand Slam into the Aussie Open and make it further than Round 4 for the first time as a pro.

Garcia has 11 career titles, but the 29-year-old has made it past the quarters just once at a Grand Slam in her career.

Cori “Coco” Gauff +1400

Coco Gauff had the tennis world in a frenzy in 2019 when she became the youngest player in history to qualify for Wimbledon’s main draw at age 15. She made a splash reaching the fourth round, and followed that up with a third-round appearance at the US Open the same year.

Gauff is now 18 years old and still searching for her first Grand Slam title. The young star came close in 2022, reaching the French final before being dismantled 6-1, 6-3 by world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.

Gauff peaked at No. 4 last season and is currently the world No. 7. Her best appearance at the Australian Open was in 2020 when she was knocked out in Round 4.

Naomi Osaka +1600

It’s hard to believe that Naomi Osaka is still just 25 years old. The former world No. 1 is a four-time Grand Slam champion, including a pair of titles at the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.

Osaka has seven career titles but has slipped all the way to No. 42 in the WTA rankings. The Osaka, Japan native has been open about her mental health challenges and has taken time off recently to work on her well-being.

There’s no question that Osaka can beat anybody and is one of the most talented players in the women’s field. Can she return to form and reach her first Grand Slam final since 2021 at this year’s Aussie?

The odds are certainly ripe for the picking at the tennis betting sites.

So you’re saying there’s a chance?

Danielle Collins +3800

Danielle Collins might be getting up there in age by tennis standards, but the 29-year-old had her best Grand Slam appearance of her career in 2022 when she reached the Australian Open final.

There’s solid value on the current No. 14 player in the world.

Bianca Andreescu +3000

We all know what Bianca Andreescu can do when she’s healthy.

As a 19 year old, the Canadian shocked the tennis world by upsetting Serena Williams for her first and only Grand Slam title at the 2019 US Open. Andreescu says she feels healthy and is confident she’ll crack the top 10 again in 2023.

Previous Australian Open women’s champions

2022      Ashleigh Barty                 Australia

2021      Naomi Osaka                   Japan

2020      Sofia Kenin                       United States

2019      Naomi Osaka                   Japan

2018      Caroline Wozniacki         Denmark

2017      Serena Williams               United States

2016      Angelique Kerber            Germany

2015      Serena Williams               United States

2014      Li Na                                   China

2013      Victoria Azarenka           Belarus

2012      Victoria Azarenka           Belarus