The 2023 Australian Open is poised to be one of the most exciting sporting events this winter, and this rings true for not only the men’s side but the women’s side as well.
Hometown hero Ashleigh Barty won the 2022 Australian Open over Danielle Collins in surprising fashion. With the 2023 field having tons of parity, it could be anyone’s title.
Read on for my Australian Open Women’s tournament predictions.
Australian Open Women’s Field
The women’s side of the 2023 Australian Open has plenty of top-tier competitors vying for the title, and all of them are capable of winning.
While 21-year-old Iga Świątek is a clear-cut Australian Open Women’s odds favorite, worthy competitors like Naomi Osaka, Caroline Garcia, and Aryna Sabalenka all pose massive threats.
This grouping of four does not even include Ons Jabeur, who will be coming off of a 2022 season for the ages.
Coco Gauff is widely considered to be a dark horse to win the 2023 Australian Open due to her outstanding skill level at just 18 years old.
Collectively, the field this year is absolutely outstanding despite the absence of Serena Williams. It was rumored that Williams could be eyeing a comeback at the 2023 Australian Open, but those rumors have since been silenced.
Let’s take a look at some of the most important stars to watch at the Australian Open this year.
Australian Open Women’s Players To Watch
Iga Świątek (+175) at Caesars Sportsbook
Świątek is a current darling in the tennis world due to her relative youth combined with her overwhelming success.
In 2022, Świątek was a semifinalist at the Australian Open but took home Grand Slam titles at both the French Open and U.S. Open. The pair of titles in 2022 brought her career total to three.
- See our full report on Australian Open 2023 men’s odds.
Ons Jabeur (+1200) at Caesars Sportsbook
Jabeur is a veteran at this point, but that did not stop her from putting together a very successful 2022 season. The Tunisian star finished as a finalist at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
Coco Gauff (+1200) at Caesars Sportsbook
Gauff is the youngest competitor in the women’s field this year as has been the case for the past few years. Gauff is still looking for her first career Grand Slam, but many believe it could come in this year’s event.
Australian Open Women’s Final Prediction
Naomi Osaka defeats Aryna Sabalenka
Osaka is, at minimum, a top-two player in the field this year. However, there are often outside influences that restrict her from capitalizing on her talent.
Osaka won the Australian Open in both 2019 and 2021 and will look to continue the trend.
Sabalenka is a worthy opponent who is one of the most underrated players in tennis overall.
She has not had any real past success at the Australian Open, but she has finished as a semifinalist at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open (twice) over the past two years.
Australian Open Women’s Final Betting Tip
Naomi Osaka (+850) at Caesars Sportsbook
Osaka is this grand slam event’s most undervalued competitor right now. At +850, the line does not come close to encapsulating her true talent level.
It’s an easy tennis pick of the day.
While there is something that can be said about her volatility, balking at a price this good is negligent. Osaka has the experience necessary to win this event and has a track record that includes a pair of Australian Open victories on it.
Back Osaka to upset Świątek, who oddsmakers have pegged with 36.4% implied odds to win the event. Go where the value is with this one.