Australian Open: Day eight bets

  • Last Updated: January 20 2013, 17:27 GMT

Our very own Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing their tips for each day's action at the Australian Open.

Sloane Stephens: Taken to win by both Andy and Barry
Sloane Stephens: Taken to win by both Andy and Barry

Here are their thoughts on Monday's play:

Andy Schooler,

Sloane Stephens to beat Bojana Jovanovski 2-0 at 4/5

Stephens, who saw off Laura Robson in the last round, is one of the rising stars of the tour and the teenager, already ranked inside the top 30, is yet to drop a set in Melbourne. A strong serve and forehand combination is likely to prove too much for the limited Jovanovski and a straight-sets win looks there for the taking.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Svetlana Kuznetsova to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-0 at 11/4

Richard Gasquet to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at 13/8

Kuznetsova, Azarenka, Stephens & Williams all to win at 9/4

Seppi to win 3-1 & Murray to win 3-0 at 9/2

I'm not convinced by Tsonga's current form and the direction his game is going in, while Gasquet already boasts a winning head-to-head record against his compatriot.

I also foresee a slight upset in Kuznetsova beating Wozniacki, but all of the other favourites should progress.

  • All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to his chosen charity, Cancer Research.

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