Australian Open Open Odds, Previews For All Singles & Doubles Finals: Sabalenka Opens as Women’s Favorite
Robert Prange/Getty. Pictured: Aryna Sabalenka.
As the first Grand Slam of the tennis season comes to a close at the Australian Open, finals matches are fast approaching.
While the women’s and men’s singles championships will highlight the slate for tennis fans, there are three doubles titles up for grabs, and each of them present unique storylines and players.
Read on for the Australian Open odds and previews for each finals match across the singles and doubles draws in Melbourne.
Odds and data updated as of Jan. 27, 9 a.m. ET.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Mixed Doubles Final: Rohan Bopanna/Sania Mirza (-140) vs. Luisa Stefani/Rafael Matos (+115)
8 p.m. ET
Sania Mirza is an Indian tennis player that has built a career as one of the greatest doubles players of all time. She originally announced her planned retirement in 2022, but injuries didn’t allow her to play the events she wanted to, and thus she came to the 2023 Australian Open.
While Mirza fell in the first round of the women’s doubles draw, she and her partner, Rohan Bopanna will take on the Brazilian team of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos in the final.
Winner: Stefani/Matos (+115)
Saturday, Jan. 28
Women’s Singles Final: Aryna Sabalenka (-140) vs. Elena Rybakina (+120)
3:30 a.m. ET
Both Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina have been dominant en route to the final of the Australian Open.
Sabalenka is still seeking her first Slam title, at least in singles. She has two doubles majors to her name, but this is the first final of a singles draw that she’ll be playing.
Sabalenka hasn’t dropped a single set thus far, getting pushed to a tiebreaker just once.
Rybakina took home the Wimbledon title in 2022, though she wasn’t granted any rankings points from the victory due to the WTA’s withdrawal of points following the Lawn Tennis Association’s decision to ban Russians from playing at Wimbledon.
This would feel extra sweet for Rybakina, who has deservedly felt disrespected after winning the sport’s most prestigious tournament.
If one thing is for sure, this is just about as good as a final matchup can get.
Winner: Aryna Sabalenka (-140)
Men’s Doubles Final: Hugo Nys/Jan Zielinski (-130) vs. Jason Kubler/Rinky Hijikata (+110)
4:45 a.m. ET
It feels like 2022 again, as Australians that both made their names in singles have absolutely torn up the doubles draw together.
Though Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata don’t have the name-appeal of Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis — who won the doubles draw in 2022 — the duo have tremendous talent and chemistry.
They’ll square off with two veterans, Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski, in the final. Kubler and Hijikata have already taken out the No. 1, No. 8 and No. 6 seeds, while Nys and Zielinski have beaten the No. 2 and No. 13 seeds.
The veterans come in as a slight favorite ahead of the Aussie pair.
Winner: Kubler/Hijikata (+110)
Sunday, Jan. 29
Women’s Doubles Final: Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova (-460) vs. Shuko Aoyama/Ena Shibahara (+370)
1:30 a.m. ET
It’s certainly no surprise seeing the No. 1 seeds Krejcikova/Siniakova here. The pair have won three of the last four Grand Slam titles together and are a dominant force.
For Aoyama/Shibahara, an upset victory over the American pair of Jessica Pegula/Coco Gauff saw them through to the final, but it’s an uphill battle for the trophy as they face the best doubles team in the world.
Men’s Singles Final: Novak Djokovic (-450) vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas (+360)
3:30 a.m. ET
Speaking of dominant forces, Novak Djokovic has already won nine Australian Open finals and comes in to this match at -450, having dropped just one set en route to the final.
It’s not the first time you can say that for a Djokovic Slam run. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the man that stands in his way. The Greek is looking for his first major title, though he did have a two sets to love lead on Djokovic in the 2021 French Open final.
In that instance, Djokovic did what he normally does and rattled off three comfortable sets for the title. Will we see something different this time around?
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