Rejoice tennis fans! The 2019 U.S. Open is here and Serena is the early betting favorite to take home the crown for the women’s side. Keep reading for more tennis odds and picks.
Women’s U.S. Open Odds & Picks
Women’s U.S. Open Betting Favorite: Serena Williams +450
Is the U.S. Open the tennis major where Serena Williams finally gets back on track? Serena has played excellent tennis in 2019. She made it to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. She made it to the finals at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, Serena lost in both major tournaments.
Karolina Pliskova knocked her out at the Australian Open. Simona Halep easily beat here at Wimbledon. At the French Open, Serena wasn’t herself at all. Sofia Kenin took her down 6-2, 5-7 in Round 3. Not closing the deal on Pliskova, Kenin, or Halep is a sign Serena’s not yet back to her old, dominant, self.
Williams also retired at the Rogers Cup. Facing Bianca Andreescu in the finals, Serena didn’t want to go on in the second set after losing the first set 1-3. Overall, she’s playing good enough tennis to be competitive. It’s hard to see Serena winning the final major of the year, though.
Women’s U.S. Open Smart Pick: Simona Halep +800
Since taking Wimbledon in mid-July, Simona Halep has failed to impress. Maria Bouzkova knocked her out in the quarterfinals at the Rogers Cup. Madison Keyes beat her 1-6, 6-3, 5-7 at the Western & Southern Open in Simona’s last tournament played.
Although Halep hasn’t dominated, she’s playing well enough to have a say at the U.S. Open. Simona hasn’t played well at the U.S. Open since making the semifinals in 2015. However, this year there’s something different about her game. She was exceptional at Wimbledon, battled Serena hard in a loss at the Australian Open, and lost in the quarterfinals at the French Open.
She can most definitely go far in Flushing Meadows. If you’re looking for a logical smart play at decent odds, Simona Halep is that play.
Women’s U.S. Open Longshot Pick: Cori Gauff +8000
The odds on Cori Gauff make her one of the most attractive overlay plays at the 2019 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. Sure, she’s only 15-years-old. And, yep, at her last tournament played, the Citi Open, Zarina Diyas knocked her out in the first round in straight sets.
But, that was Gauff’s first tournament played since her amazing run at Wimbledon. How well did Cori play in the UK? In Round 1, she beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4. In her next match, she beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-3. Then, she took out Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 in the third round.
It took Simona Halep to stop Cori Gauff’s Wimbledon run. Halep went on to lift the hardware. Her coach and manager have been smart about where she plays. Gauff should have more energy than many of her opponents. Yes, she’s a longshot, but her pure tennis ability makes her an overlay at +8000.