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Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka the Favorites for Aussie Open Title

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William West, Getty. Pictured: Ashleigh Barty practices ahead of the Australian Open.

Click for full Australian Open women’s odds as of Thursday morning via FanDuel.
Ashleigh Barty+280
Naomi Osaka+600
Iga Swiatek+1100
Garbine Muguruza+1100
Simona Halep+1400
Anett Kontaveit+1500
Barbora Krejcikova+2000
Paula Badosa+2100
Elena Rybakina+2300
Aryna Sabalenka+2300
Maria Sakkari+2500
Coco Gauff+2500
Leyleh Fernandez+2500
Victoria Azarenka+3000
Petra Kvitova+3000
Emma Raducanu+3000
Ons Janeur+3000
Jessica Pegula+3800
Belinda Bencic+3800
Sofia Kenin+4800
Angelique Kerber+4800
Amanda Ansimova+4800
Elise Mertens+5500
Danielle Collins+5500
Viktorija Golubic+5500
Veronika Kudermetova+5500
Ana Konjuh+5500
Donna Vekic+5500
Elina Svitolina+7000
Marketa Vondrousova+7000
Clara Tauson+7000
Madison Keys+8500
Kristina Kucova+8500
Daria Kasatkina+8500
Tereza Martincova+8500
Kristina Mladenovic+8500
Jasime Paolini+8500
Yulia Putintseva+8500
Nadia Podoroska+8500
Andrea Petkovic+8500
Alison Riske+8500
Liudmila Samsonova+8500
Anastasija Sevastova+8500
Jil Teichmann+8500
Martina Trevisan+8500
Lesia Tsurenko+8500
Dayana Yastremska+11000
Ekaterina Alexandrova+11000
Irina-Camelia Begu+11000
Zarina Diyas+11000
Marta Kostyuk+11000
Kaia Kanepi+11000
Rebecca Peterson+11000
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova+11000
Tamara Zidansek+11000
Vera Zvonareva+11000
Caroline Garcia+13000
Anastasia Potapova+13000
Alison Van Uytvanck+13000
Heather Watson+18000
Petra Martic+18000
Marie Bouzkova+18000
Clara Burel+18000
Alize Cornet+18000
Sorana Cirstea+18000
Oceane Dodin+18000
Kirsten Flipken+18000
Anna Li+18000
Greet Minnen+18000
Bernarda Pera+18000
Shelby Rogers+18000
Arantxa Rus+18000
Mayar Sherif+18000
Sara Sorribes Tormo+19000
Astra Sharma+24000

World number one and Aussie Ashleigh Barty is listed as the favorite to win her home slam at +280 following the release of the main draw, in opening odds released by FanDuel.

Naomi Osaka, the two-time Australian Open champion who recently started playing on tour again following her brief absence from the sport, is the second-favorite at +600, while Iga Swiatek and Garbine Muguruza are both listed at +1100.

If both players are able to progress to the fourth round, that’s where Osaka and Barty will meet. The blockbuster showdown would be great viewing for tennis fans, but it’s probably not where either player would want to face the other.

The full draw can be found below.

Australian Open women’s singles draw (pdf view)

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Emma Raducanu, the reigning US Open champion who became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title in the open era and overcame major odds in doing so is listed at 30-1. Though she opened as the third-favorite to win the tournament at +650 in the fall of 2021, her odds have become much longer due to her regression in form.

It’s easy to understand why that’s occurred, as the teenager had an enormous weight put on her shoulders, but it has been rough sledding as of late for Radcuanu. She most recently lost to Elena Rybakina 6-0, 6-1 in the Sydney International.

There are 22 players listed with odds of 50-1 or shorter to win the tournament, and the other finalist and fellow teenager from the US Open, Leylah Fernandez, is listed at 25-1.

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