- The third round of the Australian Open will begin tonight for women’s singles play
- Six matches will be played this evening
- Take a look below for match odds and three betting previews
The third round of the 2023 Australian Open will begin tonight for those in women’s singles play. The first, third and seventh seed will all be playing in the six matches that will happen before midnight eastern time.
Australian Open Odds – Women’s Singles Third Round (Jan 19)
| Barbora Krejcikova vs Anhelina Kalinina
|-150 / +120
| Jessica Pegula vs Marta Kostyuk
|-330 / +250
|Kateryna Baindl vs  Jelena Ostapenko
|+175 / -230
|Elena Rybakina vs Danielle Collins
|-150 / +120
|Iga Swiatek vs Cristina Bucsa
|-2500 / +1000
|Bernarda Pera vs Coco Gauff
|+360 / -550
Odds as of January 19th at Caesars Sportsbook.
Iga Swiatek, who will be going up against Cristina Bucsa in the third round, continues to be the heavy favorite to win the tournament. Her 2023 Australian Open odds have be steady at +225.
 Barbora Krejcikova vs Anhelina Kalinina
This is technically the second time these two will have gone up against one another, but their first meeting was a qualifying match back in 2018 at the French Open. Krejcikova did win that in three after dropping the first set, but that won’t have much sway in this match.
The two are set to face each other tonight at 7pm ET at the Rod Laver Arena.
Both players have breezed through their first two opponents in this tournament. Kalinina most notably ended Petra Kvitova’s Aussie Open run to earn her spot in the third round. The Ukrainian made her Australian Open debut last year, not making it out of the first round, so she’s already surpassed her best showing.
Krejcikova will be coming into this match the more experienced. And the key is that she’s healthy. Last year she struggled with injury that ultimately impacted her season, but she’s been steadily moving through the tournament, looking to do better than her quarterfinal showing last year.
Best Bet: Krejcikova 2-0 (+145)
Kateryna Baindl vs  Jelena Ostapenko
This is going to be the fourth meeting between Baindl and Ostapenko, and Baindl leads the head-to-head with a 3-0 record. Now, their first meeting was all the way back in 2014, so do a couple matches almost a decade ago really mean anything today? Their most recent match up was in 2018 in the round of 128 at the French Open.
The two are set to take the court at 1573 Arena tonight at 10pm ET.
Despite what their head-to-head record shows, Ostepenko has the edge here. Baindl is coming into the match after blowing through her first two opponents, while Ostepenko did take a harder route in her second round match. But the 25-year old Latvian is playing better tennis at the moment. Out of the two of them, she is the one that’s grown the most since their encounters five plus years ago.
Best Bet: Ostepenko 2-1 (+310)
Elena Rybakina vs Danielle Collins
Rybakina and Collins will go head-to-head for the third time tonight at 10pm ET from Kia Arena. Their current head-to-head is split at 1-1, with Rybakina having just evened that out earlier this month at Adelaide #1. The two played each other in the round of 32, where Rybakina won in three after dropping the first set.
So far in the tournament, Rybakina looks like she’s barely been tested, having breezed through her first two opponents. Collins, on the other hand, has had both her matches go the distance, with her last one going to a few tiebreaks. She even found herself celebrated a bit early.
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This match could go either way, with both players having such a strong offensive game. We can see that Collins is playing with a brace on her knee, so keep an eye on that as she continues to spend more time on the court.
Over 2.5 sets (+140)