Australian Ashleigh Barty is the odds-on favorite to win the 2022 Australian Open, and for the third year in a row is ranked No. 1. Barty is the defending Wimbledon champion and will be out to win her third Grand Slam championship. She also claimed the 2019 French Open title, and is 4-0 this year after winning the Adelaide Tournament last week. Barty may be the favorite on Caesars Sportsbook at +275, but a number of other players will be poised to take advantage if she stumbles.
Before you bet, you NEED to see whom Gavin Mair picked. A renowned women's tennis handicapper, he has cashed in huge in the past. In the 2020 French Open, Mair picked Iga Swiatek to win (-163) and win in straight sets (+140), and he was right on both counts.
He also called unseeded Jelena Ostapenko (80-1) winning the 2017 French Open, Naomi Osaka (32-1) winning the 2018 U.S. Open and Bianca Andreescu (20-1) winning the 2019 U.S. Open.
Now, Mair has broken down the latest 2022 Australian Open women's odds from Caesars Sportsbook and released his coveted best bets.
In a huge shocker, Mair is fading Barty, because of the bright lights in her home country.
"The big question mark is whether or not Barty can handle the pressure of claiming the big one in her homeland," Mair told SportsLine. "Last year she felt the pressure of tabloid media expectancy, which resulted in an uncharacteristic meltdown in form whilst leading by a set during her quarterfinal match against Karolina Muchova."
Mair has locked in his best bets, and they include two long shots. He's especially high on a player who has "elite level hard-court data." You NEED to see his picks and analysis before you make any 2022 Australian Open picks of your own.
Who wins the 2022 Australian Open? And which long shots are must-backs? ... Join SportsLine right now to see Gavin Mair's best bets for the 2022 Australian Open women's bracket, all from the acclaimed expert who has called long-shot winners of three Grand Slam women's titles since 2017!