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2024 Australian Open Women’s Championship Odds – Open Race for the Title

The 2024 Australian Open begins on January 14, 2024. The first major on the tennis calendar is always exciting, and the women’s event is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

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World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is the betting favorite at BetMGM to win the Women’s championship. Still, she has serious competition from a competitive field, including Rock Island, Illinois native Madison Keys.

Please join me as I take a closer look at the BetMGM Illinois Australian Open 2024 Future Odds and break down the field of the 2024 Women’s Australian Open.



Australian Open Odds

Iga Swiatek



Aryna Sabalenka



Elena Rybakina



Cori Gauff



Jessica Pegula



Ons Jabeur



Karolina Muchova

Czech Republic


Carolina Garcia



Belinda Bencic



Maria Sakkari



The Favorites

World No. 2 Iga Swiatek heads the betting field, and rightly so. Swiatek has won three majors already during her brief career, but her best result was a 2022 semifinal appearance. She crashed out in the fourth round in 2023, but +300 is a good price for a player with a career record of 15-5 Down Under and a 123-38 hardcourt record.

Aryna Sabalenka is having the best year of her career. The 2022 defending champion hits one of the biggest serves on tour with a forehand to match and is 36-9 this season on hard courts. +700 for a defending champion playing at a level very few on the WTA Tour have this year is enticing.

Cori Gauff is coming off the best summer of her brief career, capped off by winning her first major at the 2023 US Open. She is the top-ranked US female player and has a huge backhand and above-average serve, but her forehand needs plenty of work. She’s reached the fourth round here twice and is poised to make a deep run.

Elena Rybakina is +700, and maybe that number is a bit too low. Rybakina reached the 2023 Final and won the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Rybakina has a huge serve, but she isn’t an aggressive returner, and that might hurt her chances here in 2024.

The Contenders

American Jessica Pegula also enjoyed a great summer, winning Toronto and reaching the quarters here in 2023. Pegula has never made it past the quarterfinals in any major, and her lack of a real weapon doesn’t make her a good bet to win this tournament.

Ons Jabeur hasn’t won a major title either, but she has reached three major finals. Jabeur is an above-average server, and her return game is one of the best on tour. However, she doesn’t have the weapons or the killer instinct to raise the cup at the end of this fortnight.

Maria Sakkari is coming off a rough 2023 Grand Slam season, where she suffered first-round defeats at the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open after reaching the Round of 32 in Australia. Sakkari has one of the biggest games on tour and can beat all these girls and has. She could be a good bet at +2500.

The Longshots

Illinois native Madison Keys is a two-time semifinalist who reached the 2017 US Open. Keys has a big serve and knows how to win on a hard court as well as how to win matches in Melbourne. She is 180-122 on the hard stuff with one of the best return games in the business and could improve upon her 27-10 career Australian Open record in 2024.

Karolina Muchova is coming off a strong 2023 season. The German has compiled a 30-14 record on hard courts, reached the French Open final, and followed that up with a semifinal appearance at the US Open. Muchova’s reached the 2021 semis but hasn’t come close to that success since.

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