The world’s best tennis players will soon converge on New York City for the final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open.
Iga Świątek is the defending champion and will enter as the favorite, seeking her second career US Open title and fifth Grand Slam. The rest of the newly-anointed “big three” will take aim at her spot, as will an up-and-coming young American.
Let’s get into how the field shakes out.
US Open Women’s Winner Odds
Tennis odds used for this Grand Slam report are current as of Thursday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. ET at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Now for the lines on who will win the 2023 US Open women’s tournament:
- Iga Świątek (+240)
- Aryna Sabalenka (+475)
- Coco Gauff (+700)
- Elena Rybakina (+800)
- Jessica Pegula (+1000)
- Karolina Muchová (+2000)
- Markéta Vondroušová (+2000)
- Ons Jabeur (+2500)
US Open Women’s Favorite
Iga Świątek (+240)
It’s pretty much been business as usual this season for Świątek, who has compiled a 53-9 record with four titles already in 2023.
She took home the French Open in the spring, but she sputtered at the other two Slams this season with a fourth-round exit in Australia and a shocking quarterfinal defeat at Wimbledon.
She was also eliminated in the semifinal stage of each WTA 1000-level event leading up to the US Open, but Świątek is still worth recommending as your tennis bet of the day.
US Open Women’s Field
The “big three” has been rudely invaded upon by American Jessica Pegula, who comes into this tournament as the third seed.
Aryna Sabalenka is the No. 2 seed in the field after a run to the semifinals here a year ago and a first-ever major title in Australia.
Elena Rybakina, in the midst of a roller-coaster season, is the No. 4 seed.
US Open Women’s Contenders
Aryna Sabalenka (+475)
It’s hard to get a read on Sabalenka at the moment, but as has been the case in the last five or so Grand Slams, she’s a major player.
The Belarusian has made the semifinals here in back-to-back seasons and really should have reached the final last season. Her nerves got the best of her then, and they got the best of her at Wimbledon and the French Open as well.
We say it all the time, but it feels like the only thing in Sabalenka’s way is Sabalenka.
Coco Gauff (+700)
Considered by many to be the likeliest champion after Świątek, Coco Gauff enters this tournament on what seems like the run of her life.
Still just 19, the American has made some drastic improvements to her forehand since beginning to work with coach Brad Gilbert and has been a winning machine in August.
She won the title in Washington, and after losing a tough three-setter to Jessica Pegula in the quarters of Montréal, she won her first career WTA 1000-level title in Cincinnati the next week.
Her opponent in the semifinal? None other than Świątek.
Jessica Pegula (+1000)
Pegula is the only woman who’s been able to beat Gauff this hardcourt season, and she’s also one of the few this season who has toppled Świątek as well – taking her out en route to her first-ever WTA 1000-level title in Montréal.
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That would seem to put her right in line with Gauff, yet there’s a disparity in their pricing. Pegula fell to Świątek in a back-and-forth match here in last year’s quarterfinals.
US Open Women’s Sleepers
Karolina Muchová (+2000)
Does she count as a sleeper? It sure feels like it. There’s not much fanfare surrounding Muchová given her game isn’t particularly flashy and just features consistent ballstriking, but she’s one of the best in the world right now.
The Czech followed up her run to the French Open final with a decent hardcourt season, taking a set off of Świątek in Montréal and reaching the final in Cincinnati, where she was defeated by Gauff.
Danielle Collins (+6500)
For the baseball fans out there, Collins is a lot like Giancarlo Stanton. She’s awfully inconsistent and rarely wins enough in a season to be ranked high enough to reflect her ability.
When she gets hot, though, look out.
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Collins looked nearly unstoppable here last year until running into Sabalenka in the fourth round, and she’s once again looking just as dangerous in recent weeks. She’s overpowered some excellent players in the runup to the tournament, going 6-2 – with both losses coming to Świątek.