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Women's Australian Open futures: The top fliers and fades

Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal are among the many big names in action on Day 3, but we're turning our attention to other four match-ups as we look to make some money:

Emma Raducanu vs. Coco Gauff

It wasn't a guarantee that we'd see Raducanu in Melbourne, as the Brit hurt her ankle in Auckland. But she played through the pain—and cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Tamara Korpatsch. With that result in mind, how can you not play the Over here? Gauff is Top 10 player, be she has some holes in her game which Raducanu can exploit. There should be enough openings for the 2021 US Open champion to a dent on the scoreboard. LEAN: Over 19.5 Games (-150)

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The first meeting between Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu will be the highest-profile contest of the second round.

The first meeting between Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu will be the highest-profile contest of the second round.

Karolina Muchova vs. Danielle Collins

Collins' first-round performance left a lot to be desired, but she's still the defending runner-up—it's hard to see her not improving from here. Muchova, meanwhile. played very well in a 6-2, 6-1 win over Lesia Tsurenko. While Collins sprayed unforced errors in her win over Anna Kalinskaya, she at least showed that her first serve is a weapon—and she also ripped 55 winners from the baseline. Collins has the more dangerous weapons between these two, so we're backing the American. LEAN: Collins -2.5 Games (-125)

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Go to Barcelona with Zheng Qinwen

Go to Barcelona with Zheng Qinwen

She sprouts from a family’s big sacrifice—and the little seed Li Na planted in her heart.

Tallon Griekspoor vs. Botic van de Zandschulp

Griekspoor blazed through the Challenger level last year and opened 2023 with a title in Pune. Van de Zandschulp hasn't been able to find his form recently, and he faced 21 break points in the opening round. Griekspoor faced only one in his win over Pavel Kotov. He's the more trustworthy of these two players right now—and has a more complete game—making it an easy decision to roll with the Dutch Touch. BEST BET: Griekspoor To Win (-105)

Lloyd Harris vs. Marton Fucsovics

Harris played a Challenger final in Thailand on January 13, then flew over to Melbourne to play a five-set match against Lorenzo Musetti just two days later. It was impressive to see the South African find a way through in that difficult spot, and we like him to back it up. Harris is nowhere near the level that brought him to a career-high ranking of No. 31 in 2021, but he's a more dangerous server than Fucsovics. Harris is also better suited for the quick-strike tennis that this surface favors, and Fucsovics is one of the only players in the tournament that isn't well-rested enough to take advantage of his opponent's wild schedule. The Hungarian also played a grueling five-setter to open the tournament. LEAN: Harris To Win (-125)