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US Open Betting 2017 Women – Winner Odds & Predictions

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The field for the women’s US Open draw looks pretty evenly matched when you scan down the list of the main contenders. So the draw becomes all important here for your US Open tennis betting because that will be the thing which really is going to have a huge bearing on your picks here. For example, if you were thinking about backing Simona Halep or perhaps Maria Sharapova, then you are in a tough opener because they have been paired up in the highlight of the first round draw.

That’s because Sharapova comes in as a wildcard for the tournament and created this heavyweight clash that neither of them will have wanted here. But on the up side of that, the winner of that one should have a pretty clear run to the fourth round, so there is value in taking a stab on one of them to actually go deep into the tournament. The big first round match coming out of the draw didn’t really have a huge effect on the post-draw odds at the US Open betting and just to add extra confusion into things, Jo Konta could be waiting down the line in that fourth quarter of the bracket as well.

As cliched as it gets, the women’s draw is wide open and you are looking some big odds, even on the short priced front runner for the Flushing Meadows action. Here we will try and break it all down to see where the value lies.

US Open Betting 2017 Women Odds

Garbine Muguruza 4/1, Karolina Pliskova 13/2, Elina Svitolina 10/1, Jo Konta 11/1, Simona Halep 11/1, Madison keys 14/1, Angelique Kerber 20/1, venus Williams 20/1, Caroline Wozniacki 20/1, Maria Sharapova 22/1, Jelena Ostapenko 25/1, Coco Vandeweghe 25/1, petra Kvitova 28/1, Sloane Stephens 28/1, bar 40/1

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1st Quarter Winner Preview

Karolina Pliskova 2/1, Coco Vandeweghe 8/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 8/1, Svetlana Kuznetsova 10/1, bar 12/1

World number one Pliskova will be very happy with this draw. She was a runner up at last year’s US Open of course and she gets some easy games to open with back in New York. What that should allow her to do is just easier herself into the event nicely and get through the first week without breaking too much of a sweat and over-exerting herself. That’s a solid 2/1 at bet365 on her to win this quarter and it’s hard to really pull out a strong competitor. It’s a cruise to the fourth round of Pliskova and then naturally it gets tougher, of the contenders, Vandeweghe in front of her home support is more than capable of getting close.

2nd Quarter Winner Preview

Elina Svitolina 5/2, Madison Keys 9/2, Angelique Kerber 7/1, Jelena Ostapenko 9/1, Anastasia Pavlyukova 14/1, bar 16/1

This is a tricky second quarter here although Svitolina is the favourite to win it outright and she’s not unappealing. Fortunately for her she really avoids most of the real dangers in the draw. There could be a second round match against Eugenie Bouchard, but that should be pretty easy for Svitolina to handle, given her recent form at the Rogers Cup and perhaps Daria Gavrilova in the third round could be one of those tricky competitors. It’s nothing that Svitolina should be sweating over but the a fourth round match against Madison Keys may be her big test. So then you have Ostapenko, Pavlyuchenkova and Kerber and young Daria Kasatkina all smacking around for supremacy in the other half of the second quarter. That’s a tough section to touch.

3rd Quarter Winner Preview

Garbine Muguruza 6/4, Caroline Wozniacki 6/1, Venus Williams 7/1, Petra Kvitova 9/1, bar 20/1

A pretty stacked quarter here with tournament outright favourite Muguruza at 6/4 with bet365 to win it. That’s a short price on the Spaniard who really doesn’t have a tremendous, world-beating game on the hard courts at all, despite a recent decent showing in Cincinnati. Fortunately for her, and this is important, is that William and Kvitova aren’t likely to be major threats going into the second week which will help the Spaniard out, which leaves Caroline Wozniacki. The Dane reached the finals of the Rogers Cup recently, a very good run and although she was torn apart by Svitolina in the final, it suggests a bit of form on the hard court and not terrible value to win this quarter to oppose Muguruza with.

4th Quarter Winner Preview

Jo Konta 7/2, Simona Halep 10/3, Sloane Stephens, Maria Sharapova 8/1, Dominika Cibulkova 14/1, Ashleigh Barty 16/1, Shuai Peng 16/1, bar 22/1.

Where do you start with this one? This isn’t the greatest draw for Konta, but then again you look at everyone in contention in this quarter and there isn’t a better hard court player there than Konta. Her big tough challenge could be in Sloane Stephens in the fourth round. But Konta avoids the Sharapova/Halep winner until the quarter finals. Konta has a bit of prior with Halep this season, beating her in the quarter finals of Wimbledon, but she lost in the quarters of Cincinnati against her recently in two very tight sets. If that comes down to a mental battle on the big stage, then you would have to favour Konta in that one. Halep’s mental fortitude, which fairly is questionable after her missed chances at winning a Grand Slam this year, will have to be on point out of the gate against Sharapova. We are going to stick with Konta here simply because she has the hard court data to back her up, plus Halep is a bit flaky and Sharapova is just such a big unknown in this.

Outright Winner Preview

The playing field is so level in this one, but it should make for a great tournament and don’t be surprised to see early big guns fall in this one because there are a lot of good young players around like Ana Konjuh, Ashleigh Barty, Daria Gavrilova, Jelena Ostapenko, Daria Kasatkina and Katerina Siniakova which are some to watch out for.

Of course, there is a high focus on that Halep v Sharapova match up. But both are worth looking past in terms of the outright winner. Time and time again Halep has fallen short because of what appears to be a lack of mental strength when the pressure is on and there has to be question marks over Sharapova’s fitness and match sharpness. Muguruza isn’t worth the short price because of her lack of threat on the hard court so out of the front runners it’s easier to hone in on Konta, Svitolina and Pliskova. Svitolina is a future champion, no doubt, but right now with the edge in form, favouritism goes to Pliskova with a good back up bet on Konta.

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