US Open Odds Women’s: Favorites, Pretenders & Longshots

Swiatek, Raducanu, Williams lead Star-Studded Cast

The countdown to the final grand slam of the year is on as the US Open is set to get underway at Flushing Meadows from Monday, Aug. 29 to Sept. 11, 2022. With US Open tennis odds for women’s and men’s single action in full swing already, we’re bringing you an in-depth look at the betting action.

In this column, we look at the US Open odds for women’s singles play. (To read about the men’s game, click here).

In the main, we’ll, highlight the favorites, pretenders and longshots of the tournament and analyze their chances along with the latest tennis odds.

If you love tennis betting or just fancy betting the US Open this year, read on for our discerning analysis below.

WTA US Open Favorites, Middleweights & Longshots

The Favorites

  • Iga Swiatek             +300
  • Simona Halep         +700
  • Elena Rybakina     +1100
  • Naomi Osaka        +1200
  • Aryna Sabalenka   +1400
  • Emma Raducanu  +1600
  • Coco Gauff           +1600
  • Carolina Garcia     +1600

The world’s best players in the women’s game have assembled at this prestigious event, promising two weeks of scintillating play in the pursuit of the championship title.

Defending Champion Raducanu

Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu is back to defend her title, but the top Briton is likely to face stiff competition even though she’s tipped amongst the Top 12 players with the odds to win the women’s US open tennis

Raducanu, priced at +1600, has struggled on form and has a big question mark over her fitness and form. She brings a losing 13-15 record to Flushing Meadows underscored by early exits over the course of the US Open series. Raducanu hasn’t won more than back-to-back matches all season long.

Swiatek, Halep Top Betting

World No.1 Iga Swiatek is the bookies’ favorite at +300 to win the US Open title, but the 21-year-old also comes into the year’s final major with question marks over her fitness. Swiatek suffered early exits in Toronto and Cincinnati.

That said, if Swiatek can tap into the form that saw her win Indian Wells and Miami and dominate the WTA Tour in the first half of the season, she can win the title here. As such, sleeping on Swiatek at a tempting +300 is probably not very wise betting the us open

Simona Halep is an intriguing choice and the only player other than Swiatek tipped in triple digits in the betting US Open odds for women’s singles.

The Romanian veteran is a two-time grand slam champion and she appears to be peaking at the perfect time following her standout title win in Toronto. So, at +700, she is certainly one of the value bets on the board.

Osaka, a Faux Favorite?

Former two-time US Open champion Naomi Osaka is in the midst of an underwhelming 2022 campaign. Although she’s 13-8 on the season, she’s riding a three-match losing streak into the US Open.

One can never dismiss Osaka out of hand. She didn’t win two US Opens and two Australian Open titles by accident. Between 2018 and 2021, she was one of the most dominant players in the women’s game.

Today, however, Osaka is nowhere near the kind of form that led to her triumphs in 2018 and 2020 at the US Open. That fact stands in stark contrast to her rather generous price tag.

Cincy Champion Garcia

Carolina Garcia is a new addition to the top of the US Open betting board, ascending to the top in recent weeks after her incredible run from qualifying to Cincinnati champion.

As unlikely as Garcia’s title-winning run in Cincy was based on her ranking then, it’s not as if she came out of nowhere. The Frenchwoman is a former World No. 4. injuries set her back in recent years. But she’s back where she belongs now, at the top of the game. Of all the favorites, she’s the player riding the biggest momentum wave right now and that makes her a tempting bet at +1600

Gauff Flying American Flag

American teenager Coco Gauff is flying the American flag at this year’s US Open. She’s the top American in the betting and a credible title threat after making her maiden grand slam final at the French Open. Whether she’s ready to take the next step this year and win a maiden title remains to be seen, but the +1600 favorite is likely to be a popular bet with domestic fans.

The Pretenders

  • Bianca Andreescu           +2000
  • Karolina Pliskova            +2000
  • Ons Jabeur                     +2000
  • Jessica Pegula                +2000
  • Maria Sakkari                 +2200
  • Beatriz Haddad-Maia     +2200
  • Belinda Bencic               +2500
  • Serena Williams             +3000
  • Leylah Fernandez          +3000
  • Petra Kvitova                 +3200

It’s a testament to the depth of the women’s game when the group of pretenders contains 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu.

For Williams, this is likely going to be her swansong tournament as she evolves out of tennis. Williams has struggled with injuries since last year and she hasn’t been able to produce her best tennis since returning to the WTA Tour at the Wimbledon Championships earlier this summer.

Elsewhere, in this group of serious contenders, there are a couple of former US Open finalists Leyla Fernandez (2021) and Karolina Pliskova (2016) and this year’s Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur. As well, last year’s US Open semifinalists Maria Sakkari, who lost to eventual champion Raducanu in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.

All these players are capable of shaking up their sections of the draw and navigating a deep run. Kvitova was a recent finalist in Cincy, so she’ll be in the best form. As well, Beatriz Haddad-Maia, who gave Halep a run for her money in the Toronto final. In addition, one can’t ignore Bencic and Sakkari as both have put up solid numbers this summer and come into the US Open on good form too.

The Longshots

  • Madison Keys                     +3200
  • Jennifer Brady                    +4000
  • Veronika Kudermetova      +5000
  • Barbora Krejcikova             +5000
  • Garbiñe Muguruza             +5000
  • Danielle Collins                  +5000
  • Victoria Azarenka              +6500
  • Sloane Stephens                +6500
  • Shelby Rogers                   +6500
  • Qinwen Zheng                  +6500
  • Elise Mertens                    +6500
  • Linda Fruhvirtova            +10000
  • Sofia Kenin                      +10000

With the women’s singles draw boasting 128 players, anyone not mentioned in the first two sections qualifies as a longshot bet. We’ve listed a few above and their corresponding tennis odds.

Linda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic is a rising star in the game. She’s the quintessential longshot to win the tournament, but she’s could be worth a flutter in the early rounds.

Qinwen Zheng is another dark horse that isn’t averse to masterminding an upset or two. Whether she can string wins together and go deep at the US Open remains to be seen.

Home favorites Shelby Rogers. Danielle Collins Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys are also players to spot. Indeed, Keys was a finalist at the 2017 US Open, losing to Stephens. Meanwhile, Collins reached the Australian Open final earlier this year. Rogers was a runner-up at the Silicon Valley Classic earlier this month.

All told, there is value to be had with these American hopefuls — if they can find form.

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