Serena Goes for Seven as US Open Women Tennis Betting Odds Favorite

2018 US Open Women’s Singles

Although Serena Williams has six career US Open titles her last one was three years ago.  Yet she opened as the Tennis Betting Odds favorite to win lucky number seven this year.  Meanwhile 2017 winner Sloane Stephens is a sixth choice with gamblers heading into play.  Certainly, Williams is chalk based in large part due to name recognition.  After all a marquee brand sells with bettors, especially casual ones that rarely bet tennis.  More emphatically Williams is ranked 20th in the current WTA race rankings.  Which goes to show just how powerful her brand actually is.

2018 US Open Women’s Singles

Date and Time:  August 27, 2018 through September 9, 2018

Location:  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

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History of the Women’s US Open

The US Open Women’s Singles began in 1887 with the Open Era starting 50 years ago.  In sum Serena Williams is tied with Chris Evert with six Open Era titles.  Further, Evert holds the record of four consecutive US Open championships.  Williams herself won three in a row from 2012 through 2014.  Additionally, Angelique Kerber was 2016 champion with Flavia Pennetta winning in 2015. To begin with 1978 the US Open is played on a hard surface.  What’s more, main court Arthur Ashe Stadium seats 23,200.  That is the largest tennis venue seating capacity in the world.

Simona Halep

A clear difference with the Tennis Betting Odds is Simona Halep.  To begin with Halep leads the WTA Championship rankings by nearly 1400 points.  Despite the fact she has dominated the race she is the third betting choice for the US Open.  Subsequently second choice Angelique Kerber is in second place for the WTA Championship.  Third place Caroline Wozniacki had to withdraw due to injury. Following this in the standings are Petra Kvitova, Elina Svitolina, and Sloane Stephens.

Halep’s Success

Simona Halep finally won her first major at the French Open earlier this year.  Previously she lost the final at the Australian Open.  Summing up her best effort at the US Open was a quarterfinal in 2015.  Halep was bounced in the first-round last year.

Serena Williams

In view of Williams’s appearance in the Wimbledon finals is her offshore bookmaker favorite status.  Despite the fact she took time off for pregnancy her run at Wimbledon garnered respect.  Nonetheless Williams has not performed consistently well for the past couple of years.  Williams last Grand Slam win was the 2017 Australian Open.  Also, of note was that it was her seventh Australian Open championship.

Angelique Kerber

Most important of all Angelique Kerber won Wimbledon earlier this season.  Commencing with her 2016 Australian Open title she has three career Grand Slam championships.  Accordingly, she was 2016 US Open champion.

Garbine Muguruza

In like manner Garbine Muguruza is a two-time Grand Slam winner.  To show Muguruza won Wimbledon in 2017 and the 2016 French Open.

Matchup to Watch

To begin with Williams is an overlay with the Tennis Betting Odds.On the contrary Kerber is in good form and knows how to win the US Open.

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Summing up Angelique Kerber is the best bet on the board.

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