Ash Barty Favored To Win Home Slam In 2022 Australian Open Odds

Written By Nicole Russo on January 11, 2022
Women's Australian Open odds

The first tennis grand slam of the year begins Monday, Jan. 17, and sportsbooks are serving up women’s Australian Open odds.

Many of the sport’s biggest names participated in smaller tournaments leading up to the big event to get in match play before the Aussie Open. That’s the case for Ash Barty, who currently sits atop the women’s singles betting odds to win her hometown slam after claiming the Adelaide International title.

The world No. 1 will face some familiar rivals on her journey, including Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek.

2022 Australian Open Odds: Women’s Singles

Ashleigh Barty
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+320
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+300
Naomi Osaka
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+600
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+550
Iga Swiatek
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+1400
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+1200
Garbine Muguruza
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+1400
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+1200
Anett Kontaveit
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+1500
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+1600
Aryna Sabalenka
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+1600
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+2000
Simona Halep
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+1600
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+1200
Paula Badosa
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+1600
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+1800
Barbora Krejcikova
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+1800
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+2200
Maria Sakkari
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+2300
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+2000

World No. 1 Ash Barty Could Finally Win Hometown Slam

Ash Barty is coming off an Adelaide International title win, but the Aussie recently announced she would be pulling out of the Sydney Tennis Classic.

This isn’t a cause for concern, however. Barty stated that she made the change to her lead-in schedule in order to focus more on the Australian Open and recover after her win.

“It’s been an extraordinary week. We’ve been able to play lots of matches in singles and doubles. We’ve had plenty of court time, which is great,” Barty told reporters.

The 25-year old would secure her third Grand Slam victory if she can pull off the win at the tournament. She currently holds two slam victories- the 2019 French Open and Wimbledon 2021.

It’s no surprise who the crowd will be rooting for, either.

Second on the odds boards sits Naomi Osaka, who recently returned to tennis after a four-month hiatus that she announced at the 2021 US Open. Osaka made it to the semis of a WTA tournament in Sydney before having to pull out with an abdominal injury. She claimed her body was in shock while making her return to the courts.

Who Is Sitting Out Of 2022 Australian Open?

Some big names decided not to make the trip Down Under this year.

For the first time since 1997, there will be no Serena or Venus Williams. Venus is recovering from a leg injury and would have had to secure a wild card spot for this tournament.

Her sister Serena, who won the 2017 Australian Open, announced she was not where she needed to be physically to compete at the event.

But the most shocking news that has come out of this tournament is on the men’s side. Novak Djokovic was granted a medical exemption to play in the tournament, but when he arrived in Melbourne, was held in isolation due to a visa mixup.

The star appealed the decision, won his appeal, and now is on the practice courts awaiting the final decision from the immigration minister.

If his visa is denied, he will not be allowed back in the country for three years. The news has caused a huge shift in the men’s Australian open odds.

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Nicole Russo is the Brand Content Strategist for TheLines.com. Previously, she covered the gambling industries in Tennessee and Indiana as a content editor for PlayTenn.com and PlayIndiana.com. She comes from the world of poker, leading the marketing efforts for online poker in Nevada and New Jersey with the WSOP. Russo also assisted with the marketing efforts for the Caesars Sportsbook launch in 2019.

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