tennis odds US Open 2019 women
The US Open 2019 for women: Winner
US Open 2019 Women’s Singles
The US Open is traditionally the final Grand Slam tournament of the year and will be so again in 2019. One of the biggest events in tennis, the US Open has the highest prize money of all four Grand Slam events and the winner of the women’s singles will take home $3.8 million, which is fantastic.
Despite the significant amount of money on offer, it is the title of US Open winner which is the main prize and one person who knows what it takes to win this event is Naomi Osaka.
The Japanese won her first Grand Slam tournament at the 2018 US Open, defeating home favourite Serena Williams in the final. The match and Osaka’s success were somewhat overshadowed by an issue between Williams and the umpire which led to boos from the crowd.
However, Osaka did not allow it to phase her and she won in difficult circumstances. Since then, she has gone on to win the Australian Open and clearly enjoys playing on the hard court surface. Osaka is the current world number but is not regarded as the favourite to win the 2019 US Open by the bookmakers.
Osaka is the second favourite at the time of writing, with the favourite being Serena Williams.
The American legend was not at her best during the Grand Slams of 2018 yet still reached the final of Wimbledon and US Open. It was a good achievement and Williams is clearly not finished at the top of the women’s game.
The US Open is the only Grand Slam tournament Williams has failed to win since 2014 and she will be keen to add to her previous six titles at Flushing Meadows.
Additional competition is expected to come from fellow American and 2017 winner, Sloane Stephens. Much like Osaka last year, Stephens tasted her first Grand Slam success by winning the US Open and has since reached the final of the French Open. She bowed out of the quarter-final at the US Open last year but will be expecting to reach at least the semi-final stage in 2019.
If she can get to the final four, Stephens has as good a chance as any to win the 2019 US Open women’s singles.
The only other former champions expected to be in the field this year are Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova.
Kerber clearly has the best chance of these two players having won Wimbledon in 2018 and reached the final at Indian Wells this year. The same cannot be said for Sharapova, who has failed to get beyond the fourth round of the US Open since 2012.
It is unlikely the Russian is going to put up much of a challenge and players including Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, Madison Keys and Elina Svitolina are all better bets to win the 2019 US Open women’s singles title.