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Australian Open Women's Outright Odds

Aryna Sabalenka claimed her first Grand Slam title at the 2023 Australian Open and she is among the fancies to challenge for glory in Melbourne this year.

Belarusian Sabalenka edged Kazakh Elena Rybakina in a classic three-set showdown to be crowned champion, before backing that effort up by reaching the semi-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon and then losing in the US Open final.

However, at 5.50 she has to settle for second place in the outright market, with world number one Iga Swiatek at the head of the list at 3.25.

What2024 Australian Open
WhereMelbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
WhenSunday 14th - Saturday 28th January 2024
How to watchNine Network, Stan Sport
OddsIga Swiatek 3.25, Aryna Sabalenka 5.50, Elena Rybakina 6.00, Coco Gauff 7.00

Iga Swiatek

Current odds - 3.25

Swiatek may be world number one and may already have four Grand Slams titles to her name, but to some pundits she still has plenty to prove.

Three of her four majors have been won on the Paris clay and last season her triumph in Paris was the only time she went beyond the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam.

Her record in Melbourne is consistent but not outstanding, with her best showing a semi-final appearance in 2022, while she has gone out in the fourth round in the other tree of the last four years.

In 2023 she was unlucky to face Wimbledon winner Rybakina in the fourth round, with the Kazakh down at 22 in the seedings, so Swiatek doesn’t have too much to worry about from that early exit.

The Pole needs to summon up the hardcourt form she showed in 2022, when she not only made the Melbourne semis, but also went on to take the US Open title at Flushing Meadows.

Aryna Sabalenka

Current odds - 5.50

Sabalenka will head to Melbourne as the defending champion and on the back of a run of five Grand Slams in a row where she has made at least the semi-finals.

Her powerful serve and follow-up groundstrokes work well on hardcourts and her consistency makes her a strong contender at every Grand Slam, whatever the surface.

The main concern for Sabalenka and her team is the fact that she has lost in five Grand Slam semi-finals as well as the 2023 US Open final, leaving her Australian Open triumph as her lone success to date.

She was a set up in her 2023 SW19 last-four loss to Ons Jabeur and in a similar position in the US Open final against Coco Gauff a few months later - she needs to convert those situations into victories.

Elena Rybakina

Current odds - 6.00

Rybakina sprang to prominence in the English summer of 2022 when she became a Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon, taking out Simona Halep and Jabeur in the semis and the final.

However, she has found it hard to back that up with further deep runs at Grand Slams, although she did reach the final in Melbourne in early 2023, before losing out to Sabalenka after taking the first set against the Belarusian.

The rest of her campaign was disappointing as she lost in the third round at both the French Open and the US Open, while her Wimbledon title defence ended in the quarter-finals against Jabeur.

Going into this year's Aussie Open, Rybakina will have been given a big confidence boost with her dominant straight-set win over Sabalenka to claim the Brisbane International title.

Rybakina will be hoping that success in Brisbane leads her on to better things in Melbourne over the coming weeks.

Coco Gauff

Current odds - 7.00

Coco Gauff comes into the first Grand Slam of 2024 on the back of becoming a major champion for the first time at the US Open, although she has never gone beyond the fourth round in Melbourne.

Her triumph at Flushing Meadows and a French Open final appearance in 2022 are the only times she has gone beyond the quarter-final stage, but you have to remember that Gauff is still only 19.

Gauff comes into the Aussie Open in promising form, having successfully defended her Auckland Classic title after coming from a set down to defeat Elina Svitolina.

The American is certainly one to keep an eye on in Melbourne and for the rest of 2024.

Naomi Osaka

Current odds - 26.00

At her peak Naomi Osaka dominated on hardcourts as she won both the Australian and US Opens on two occasions, but more recently she has taken time away from the game and also gave birth to her first child in July last year.

She has made it known that she intends to compete in Melbourne this time around and she can take inspiration from her previous Aussie successes in 2019 and 2021.

Just how prepared she will be for the challenge remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that at her best she represents a major hurdle for any opponent to overcome.

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