- What: 2023 U.S. Open
- Date: August 28, 2023 – September 10, 2023
- Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, NY
- How to Watch: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, Tennis Channel, ABC
The No. 1 ranked women’s player in the world, Iga Swiatek, has held the top spot in the rankings for nearly 75 weeks. Only nine women have been ranked at the top of the game for more consecutive weeks than the 22-year-old. Swiatek, who plays out of Poland, won two grand slam events in 2022, the French Open and the U.S. Open. This year, she has one grand slam win, which once again came at the French Open. The defending champion of the U.S. Open, Swiatek looks to go back-to-back on the hardcourts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens. The last player to win consecutive U.S. Open titles was Serena Williams, who won three in a row between 2012 and 2014.
While Swiatek is the deserving betting favorite to win the 2023 U.S. Open, she faces stiff competition from some of the players who find themselves near the top of the betting odds. Some of those players are the No. 2 ranked Aryna Sabalenka, the No. 4 ranked Elena Rybakina, and the No. 6 ranked Coco Gauff.
2023 U.S. Open betting picks
Iga Swiatek is playing well this year, holding on to the No. 1 ranking for a long time. She has won three events in 2023 and reached the finals in two other tournaments. Her most recent win came at the Warsaw Open in July. She fell in the semifinals of her subsequent two events, losing to Jessica Pegula in Montreal and Coco Gauff in Cincinnati.
While that recent loss to Gauff is significant, one must remember that Swiatek is the defending champion here, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, and perhaps most importantly, she has a 7-1 advantage over Gauff in head-to-head victories.
Swiatek has been at the top for a while, and she won’t let her recent non-championship outings shake her confidence or focus on becoming a back-to-back U.S. Open champion.
The No. 2 ranked woman in the world, Aryna Sabalenka, heads into the U.S. Open with one grand slam win in 2023, the Australian Open. The 25-year-old has had some troubles since that victory. Falling in the semifinals at both the Australian and French Open. Most recently, Sabalenka lost in the round of 16 in Montreal and stalled in the semis in Cincinnati, which is to say, she is not on a hot streak heading into the U.S. Open.
On a positive note, Sabalenka opened the 2023 U.S. Open with two dominant victories, both of which came against unranked players. Still, those wins could help ease any doubts Sabalenka had entering the event and help to build her confidence. Also helping Sabalenka is that she is in a different bracket than Swiatek or Gauff.
The 19-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia, carries the hopes of the American tennis fans with her heading into the 2023 U.S. Open. Coco Gauff does not have a grand slam tournament victory to her name, but her recent win over world No. 1 player, Iga Swiatek, has some thinking that the U.S. Open will be the event where Gauff makes her breakthrough. Last year, Gauff fell in the quarterfinal of this event. The furthest she has gone in a grand slam was a final appearance at the 2022 French Open, where Swiatek downed her 6-1, 6-3.
Working for Gauff is that she has recent hardcourt wins at Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati.
Gauff’s confidence is at an all-time high for this event, and it would be foolish not to consider her when making a betting pick to win the 2023 U.S. Open.
Best Bets for the 2023 U.S. Open
It feels like a bit of a risky bet considering how well Aryna Sabalenka has played over the past year and change, but Coco Gauff is playing the best tennis of any woman on the tour right now. Her level of play and the amount of confidence Gauff has makes her the betting pick to win the 2023 U.S. Open.
Best 2023 U.S. Open betting pick: Coco Gauff to win.
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