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Australian Open Round of 32 Odds & Picks – Women’s Singles (Jan. 21)

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Jan 21, 2022 · 10:36 AM PST

Danielle Collins serving the ball during a tennis match.
Danielle Collins of the U.S. serves to Ana Konjuh of Croatia during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
  • Day two of the Round of 32 at the Australian Open continues today
  • Eight matches are on the slate
  • Continue below for match odds and a preview with the best betting value

The Round of 32 at the 2022 Australian Open continues today on Friday, January 21st. Eight more matches will be played to round out the Round of 16.

If yesterday showed us anything, it was that anything could happen. Defending champion Naomi Osaka was upset by unseeded American, Amanda Anisimova.

Continue below for all the moneyline odds of the matches being played, including a breakdown of three where we find the best betting value.

Australian Open Women’s Singles Round of 32 Odds

Matchup Odds
Clara Tauson vs Danielle Collins -115 / -105
Tamara Zidansek vs Alize Cornet +105 / -130
Marketa Vondrousova vs Aryna Sabalenka -160 / +135
Kaia Kanepi vs Maddison Inglis -340 / +260
Simona Halep vs Danka Kovinic -1800 / +950
Elise Mertens vs Shuai Zhang -380 / +290
Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina -280 / +220
Sorana Cirstea vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +180 / -220

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Clara Tauson vs Danielle Collins Prediction

Unseeded Tauson will take on 27th seed Collins tonight at 7pm ET.Β  This will be the second meeting between the two players, with Collins leading the head-to-head record 1-0. Their one and only meeting came in the Round of 64 at the 2020 French Open, where Collins won in straight sets.

19-year old Tauson had an impressive 2021, with many saying she is the future of tennis. The teenager has been able to continue the momentum into 2022, defeating her first and second round opponents in straight sets. She upset sixth seed Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-4, to earn a spot in the third round.

Collins has also been able to carry her successes of 2021 into the start of the year. She also defeated her first and second round opponents in straight sets.

Collins has more overall experience, and more experience specially here at the Australian Open. The American made it to the semifinals in 2019. But Tauson will look to make it a tight match.

Both players are strong and aggressive, and rely on their serves. But this match might just come down to experience. If Collins can minimize unforced errors, and continue to play like she has in the first two rounds, she’s the won to beat.

Best Bet: Collins (-105) OR Collins 2-0 (+170)

Tamara Zidansek vs Alize Cornet Prediction

29th seed Zidansek and unseeded Cornet will go head-to-head for the first time tonight at 7pm ET.

Zidansek has had a pretty great start to the season. She saw herself in the semifinals of the Adelaide 1 tournament, but actually withdrew due to injury. It was a topic of conversation on whether or not this was going to affect her play in Melbourne, but there has been zero indication of that. The Slovenian dropped her first set of her opening match, but has yet to drop a set since.

After Round of 32 exits in both tournaments leading up to the Australian Open, Cornet has been exceptional in Melbourne. The 31-year old has yet to drop a set, and is coming off a upset win against Garbine Muguruza, defeating the Spaniard 6-3, 6-3.

Heading into this matchup, Cornet has given more reason to believe she can move on. Her impressive win against Muguruza, and being able to brush off early round exits prior to the tournament are all pros.

These two players are somewhat of a different style of play. Zidansek is known for her strong forehand and aggressive baseline hits, while Cornet has never been one to be super dominant on offense, rather since pieces together points when she’s on the defensive side.

Best Bet: Cornet (-130 ) OR Cornet 2-0 (+135)

Marketa Vondrousova vs Aryna Sabalenka Prediction

Vondrousova and Sabalenka are no stranger to one another, as the two will go head-to-head for the fifth time tonight at 8:15pm ET. Their current head-to-head record sits at 2-2, with Sabalenka winning the past two matches.

31st seed Vondrousova has had a strong tournament so far, defeating both her opponents in straight sets, to earn her spot in the third round. In her draw, she was considered a dark horse, and she’s showing the tennis world why. Sabalenka will have a tough time against the Czech

World No. 2 and second seed, Sabalenka has had a bit of a rocky start to her 2022 Australian Open. She has seen both her matches go the distance, and have to piece together a comeback after dropping the first set both times against unseeded players.

Sabalenka isn’t actually the favorite heading into this match, and it shouldn’t be surprising. Vondrousova will have confidence off the bat, whereas Sabalenka might be a bit shaky given her start. But despite her shakiness, this isn’t going to be an easy win for Vondrousova.

But if Sabalenka gets off to another tough start, it seems unlikely she’d be able to pull off another comeback.

Best Bet: Ov 2.5 sets (+145)

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