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2022 Australian Open odds, quarterfinal predictions: Proven tennis expert reveals Barty vs. Pegula picks

Top seed Ashleigh Barty continues her quest for her first career title in the tournament when she takes on the No. 21 seed Jessica Pegula in the 2022 Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinals on Tuesday. A native of Australia and the world No. 1, Barty rolled past Amanda Anisimova in the fourth round, needing just 74 minutes to post a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Pegula advanced by upsetting the fifth-seeded Maria Sakkari, 7-6 (7-0), 6-3. The winner will move on to face the winner of the quarterfinal match between Barbora Krejcikova and Madison Keys.

Barty vs. Pegula is scheduled for 3 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The latest Pegula vs. Barty odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Barty as the -700 favorite (risk $700 to win $100), while Pegula is a +450 underdog. There are a variety of other Barty vs. Pegula picks on the board such as total match games, with the over-under set at 19.5. Before making any 2022 Australian Open women’s quarterfinals picks, you need to check out the 2022 Australian Open predictions and betting advice from elite tennis handicapper Gavin Mair.

A renowned women’s tennis handicapper, Mair 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 quarterfinals odds and released his coveted best bets for Barty vs. Pegula. He’s sharing all of his Australian Open picks and expert tennis analysis at SportsLine.

Ashleigh Barty vs. Jessica Pegula preview

Barty is appearing in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fourth consecutive year but looking to advance for just the second time. The 25-year-old’s only victory in the round came against Petra Kvitova in 2020, when she posted a 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 triumph. Barty is vying for his third career grand slam title after winning the 2019 French Open and Wimbledon last year.

Barty has steamrolled past the competition in Melbourne thus far, recording four straight-set victories and losing a total of only three games over her first two matches. She had a fairly easy time getting past Pegula in their only career meeting, as she registered a 6-3, 6-3 victory in the first round of the 2019 French Open.

Pegula’s road to her second career appearance in a grand slam quarterfinal was more difficult than her opponent. The 27-year-old American lost her first set of the tournament before rallying to defeat Anhelina Kalinina 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5, then bested Bernarda Pera 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. Pegula went on to beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz and Sakkari but needed to win first-set tiebreakers in both matches.

How to make Barty vs. Pegula picks

Is Barty set to reach the semifinals for the second time in three years, or is Pegula positioned to pull off another upset? Mair has released confident picks on the winner, as well as advice on match betting for the 2022 Australian Open. Make sure you check out Mair’s predictions and analysis before making any Australian Open 2022 picks of your own for the women’s quarterfinals.

Who wins Barty vs. Pegula in the 2022 Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinal? And what match pick should you be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Gavin Mair’s best bets for Pegula vs. Barty, all from the acclaimed expert who has called three long-shot winners of Grand Slam women’s titles since 2017, and find out.

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