The US Open is just around the corner, and the women’s odds board features Iga Swiatek, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, Daria Kasatkina, and many others.
Iga Swiatek of Poland is the +300 favourite to win her first US Open title. Can she overcome her recent setbacks and dominate the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center draw?
Several women, including Simona Halep, Marie Bouzkova, and Daria Kasatkina, could challenge the favourite for the title. Or, could a sleeper like Naomi Osaka regain form and win her third US Open title?
Let’s look at the odds of some of these ladies!
Iga Swiatek (+300)
Swiatek is the world’s top-ranked player, having won 37 consecutive matches earlier this season. Things haven’t gone as well for the young Pole, who is now 4-4 since exiting the Round of 32 at Wimbledon.
In 2022, she has three hard court titles and three clay court events, including the French Open. Swiatek is 30-5 on the cement, with the 12th-best service hold rate (74%) and a break serve rate of 52%. (first).
Swiatek is the favourite, but she hasn’t advanced past the third round in any of her three Flushing appearances. That being said, she’ll most likely go deep in this event!
Simona Halep (+700)
Halep has made a comeback since joining forces with Serena Williams’ former coach, Patrick Mouratoglue. Her strength is her return of serve, where she ranks seventh with 4.4 service breaks per match.
Halep has an 82% win rate on hard courts this season and won the Rogers Cup WTA 1000 earlier this summer in Toronto.
She has significant difficulties playing in extreme heat and humidity. She had to withdraw from a match in Washington and from her second-round match in Cincinnati.
Her best US Open result was a semifinal appearance in 2015, but she hasn’t advanced past the quarterfinals since.
Halep is a two-time Grand Slam champ, and she could do serious damage in New York.
Naomi Osaka (+1,600)
Osaka, a two-time US Open champion, is 12-6 this season but has lost three of her last four hard-court matches. Osaka leads the tour with a 79% service hold rate and ranks 11th in aces despite playing a limited schedule. The Japanese national is ranked 48th in service breaks won per match (2.3), and if she gets hot, she could win this event.
Osaka has parted ways with longtime coach Wim Fissette and is now coached by her father. Time will tell if this pairing is strong enough to lift the cup, but a two-time champion still in her prime is worth taking a chance on!
Daria Kasatkina (+3,500)
Kasatkina won the San Jose Open and is now 7-2 on the asphalt after winning Wimbledon. She is 16-7 overall and holds serve 62% of the time, ranking 46th on tour. The Russian national earns her money with her third-best return game, breaking serve 44% of the time.
Kasatkina has three hard-court titles and advanced to the fourth round of the US Open in 2017, but she has an 8-7 record in seven main draw appearances.
Kasatkina can win this event, but should advance to the second week and is worth a shot to be putting bets on!