WATCH: With the WTA season in the rearview, Zach Cohen looks ahead to Aussie Open futures

Caroline Garcia won the WTA Finals in Fort Worth on Monday, marking the end of the season on the women’s side. That means that the next big event that we’ll be betting on is the 2023 Australian Open. And while we’re still a ways away from diving into some tennis in Melbourne, there is some value to be had when looking at the futures board right now.

With that said, here is an early look at betting the first major of 2023:

Iga Swiatek Good Value at +190

Swiatek went out in the semifinals in Fort Worth, but it’s hard to get down on her. She just turned in one of the best seasons in the history of the sport, going 67-9 with eight titles, including two Grand Slams. The 21-year-old now gets some time to rest and work on her game before heading to Australia, where she’s looking to improve on a run to the semifinals last year. We like her to show up hungry for a victory and she’ll be our biggest pre-tournament play, as she is head and shoulders above the rest of the women on tour.


Swiatek, the US Open champion, and Garcia, the WTA Finals champion, will certainly be title contenders in Melbourne.

Swiatek, the US Open champion, and Garcia, the WTA Finals champion, will certainly be title contenders in Melbourne.

Caroline Garcia Another Threat To Win At +1400

The Frenchwoman just turned in a remarkable bounce-back season, finishing it off by winning the WTA Finals. Momentum will be on her side despite the fact that she has roughly two months to try and avoid cooling off before going to Melbourne. Winning a major is absolutely on her mind and we like her chances of competing for one right off the bat. She’ll just need to avoid facing Swiatek, who beat her in straight sets in Fort Worth—despite the Pole struggling out the gate in that match.

Keep An Eye On Maria Sakkari (+2400) and Amanda Anisimova (+3800)

Sakkari made it to the semifinals in Fort Worth, which makes it a little surprising that she’s getting such favorable odds. She definitely has what it takes to win her first major in 2023, and doing so in Melbourne isn’t out of the question. She’s one of the fittest players in the sport and can handle the conditions in Australia. And she knows what it takes to beat her tops peers, which means she has the confidence required to get the job done.

As for Anisimova, this is just a player that seems poised to break through sooner or later. She has a complete game and can genuinely go toe to toe with anybody when it comes to power from the baseline. She just needs to continue to improve between the ears, as she can be her own worst enemy at times. But at these odds, it’s worth sprinkling a little something on her win the tournament.