Iga Świątek enters her first US Open title defense on a bit of a cold streak, for her standards, and with that, there are several players who have gained palpable momentum heading into the final Grand Slam of the year.
Let’s break down the best ways to bet on the women’s field at the 2023 US Open.
US Open Women’s Winner Prediction
Coco Gauff (+700)
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At this point, we’ve got some Coco Gauff fatigue. Considering she broke through at just 15 years of age, it’s easy to forget she’s still just 19 and improving with every season she plays on tour.
Gauff’s forehand, long considered the lone thing keeping her from a maiden grand slam, has started to look better this summer.
She’s started to work with Brad Gilbert and the payoff has been immediate, leading her to her first career 1000-level title in Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago. She took out Świątek en route to the final and will enter the US Open brimming with confidence.
With Świątek looking a little human these days, and the rest of the “big three” sleepwalking into the tournament, Gauff’s breakthrough has never felt closer, making this my tennis bet of the day.
US Open Women’s Contenders
Tennis odds used for this grand slam report are current as of Saturday, Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. ET at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Here’s how the top US Open favorites rank:
- Iga Świątek (+240)
- Aryna Sabalenka (+475)
- Coco Gauff (+700)
- Elena Rybakina (+800)
- Jessica Pegula (+1000)
- Karolina Muchová (+2000)
- Markéta Vondroušová (+2000)
- Ons Jabeur (+2500)
It’s hard to say there is an abundance of real contenders for one of the top prizes in tennis. Of course, the “big three,” comprised of Świątek, Aryna Sabalenka, and Elena Rybakina will be players here. Jessica Pegula and Gauff are both coming off of a 1000-level win and will surely have something to say here as well.
🎾 Get the full picture in our US Open Women’s Odds & Draw.
US Open Women’s Best Bet
Liudmila Samsonova (+5500)
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I do think Gauff or Świątek will win this tournament, but neither has much value at their respective prices. However, Samsonova is playing some excellent tennis at the moment and will find herself in the right section of the draw here.
Pegula and Caroline Garcia are the headliners of her quarter, and while Pegula has a fair shot at winning this whole thing, she will avoid Świątek or Gauff until the final if she makes it there.
Samsonova got incredibly hot on the hardcourts leading up to the Open last year, and she’s once again started to look like the cash cow she was a season ago. Samsonova has now won eight of her last 11 matches and made the final of Montreal, where she lost to Pegula.
While that loss was lopsided, and her next match was another disappointing defeat, playing twice in one day and then having to get back out there just days after her marathon week surely had something to do with it.
She’s got just as good of a shot as anyone outside of the top players.
US Open Women’s Sleeper Bet
Danielle Collins (+6500)
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Collins is always dangerous on hardcourts considering she hits one of the biggest balls on tour, and with the US Open switching to the men’s tennis ball for this competition, that should make her a real threat to anyone in the field.
🎾 See the top men’s sleeper in our US Open Men’s Predictions & Best Bets.
Collins arguably produced one of the best levels in the field a year ago, falling to Sabalenka in a hotly-contested fourth-round encounter. The Belarusian was playing the best tennis out of anyone at the tournament and deserved to win it all, so it’s hard to say Collins’ showing was anything but impressive.
The American hasn’t had the best season, but with a quarterfinal appearance in Montreal – and a near-win over Świątek which would have marked the second of her career – she’s heating up at the right time.