Top seed Ashleigh Barty’s quest for her first grand slam title on home soil continues when she faces No. 27 seed Danielle Collins in the 2022 Australian Open women’s singles final on Saturday. Born in Ipswich, Queensland, the 25-year-old Barty has reached the final of this tournament for the first time after stalling in the quarterfinals twice and semifinals once over the last three years. Collins is making her first appearance in the final of a grand slam event, as her previous best finish was a semifinal loss to Petra Kvitova in the 2019 Australian Open.
Barty vs. Collins is scheduled for 3:30 a.m. ET on Saturday. The latest Collins vs. Barty odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Barty as the -500 favorite, while Collins is a +380 underdog. There are a variety of other Barty vs. Collins 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 final 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 final odds and released his coveted best bets for Barty vs. Collins. He’s sharing all of his Australian Open picks and expert tennis analysis at SportsLine.
Ashleigh Barty vs. Danielle Collins preview
Barty has yet to lose a set in this year’s tournament and has dropped a total of only 21 games while posting six straight-set victories. The latest triumph came on Thursday, when she defeated American Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals. Barty needed only 62 minutes to advance to the third grand slam final of her career.
She was victorious in each of the previous two appearances, knocking off Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 in the 2019 French Open before outlasting Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 at Wimbledon last year. Barty is first Australian to reach the women’s final in Melbourne since Wendy Turbull, who lost to Hana Mandlikova in 1980, and hopes to become the first to win since Chris O’Neill accomplished the feat two years earlier.
Collins set up this matchup with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over the seventh-seeded Iga Swiatek in the semifinals. It was the second consecutive straight-set victory for the 28-year-old Floridian, who lost the first set of her previous two matches before rallying to advance. Collins lost each of her first three career meetings with Barty before cruising to a straight-set triumph in the second round of the Adelaide International last year.
How to make Barty vs. Collins picks
Is Barty set to win this tournament for the first time in her career, or is Collins positioned to pull off a huge upset and capture her first grand slam title? Mair has revealed his betting advice for this matchup, and it includes two plus-money picks, including one that returns around 9-1. Be sure to see Mair’s predictions and analysis before making any Australian Open 2022 picks.
Who wins Barty vs. Collins in the 2022 Australian Open women’s singles final? And which prop picks should you be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Gavin Mair’s best bets for Collins 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.