2022 Early U.S. Open Betting Action: Serena Still Hot With Gamblers

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Don Shapiro
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The betting action on this year's U.S. Open should be substantial and leading the pack is Serena Williams, who recently announced her retirement from the sport.


Williams currently has 66-1 odds to take home another U.S. Open crown.

"We haven't seen Serena be competitive in a major in quite some, but people are still going to bet on her simply because of the name," Dave Mason, Brand Manager at BetOnline, said. "It's a lot like Tiger Woods in golf. The bettors are going to blindly back these legends no matter what form they're currently in. Serena's true odds should really be around 150-1, but we know we'll get action at half of that so no need to expose ourselves to greater liability."

Williams announced her intention to retire earlier this month.

"I’ve been reluctant to admit that I have to move on from playing tennis," she said.  "It’s like a taboo topic. It comes up, and I start to cry. I think the only person I’ve really gone there with is my therapist."

Williams has seen the fourth-most amount of money wagered on her ahead of the tourney behind: 1. Iga Swiatek 2. Maria Sakkari 3. Coco Gauff.

On the men's side, favorite Daniil Medvedev has taken the most money while Carlos Alcaraz and Nick Kyrgios are second and third, respectively.

U.S. Open Odds 2022 (Tennis)

Men's US Open Odds


Daniil Medvedev                     5-2

Rafael Nadal                            4-1

Carlos Alcaraz                         5-1

Nick Kyrgios                            12-1

Stefanos Tsitsipas                   16-1

Jannik Sinner                           18-1

Taylor Fritz                              20-1

Matteo Berrettini                   25-1

Borna Coric                             33-1

Felix Auger-Aliassime             33-1

Cameron Norrie                      40-1

Hubert Hurkacz                       40-1

Andrey Rublev                        50-1

Pablo Carreno Busta               66-1

Casper Ruud                            80-1

Marin Cilic                               80-1


Women’s US Open Odds


Iga Swiatek                              4-1

Simona Halep                          8-1

Caroline Garcia                       16-1

Cori Gauff                                18-1

Aryna Sabalenka                     20-1

Elena Rybakina                       22-1

Jessica Pegula                         22-1

Ons Jabeur                              22-1

Liudmila Samsonova               25-1

Belinda Bencic                        28-1

Naomi Osaka                          28-1

Daria Kasatkina                       30-1

Beatriz Haddad Maia              33-1

Emma Raducanu                     33-1

Madison Keys                          33-1

Maria Sakkari                          33-1

Paula Badosa                          33-1

Anett Kontaveit                      40-1

Amanda Anisimova                 50-1

Bianca Andreescu                   50-1

Karolina Pliskova                     50-1

Leylah Fernandez                    50-1

Petra Kvitova                          50-1

Qinwen Zheng                        50-1

Serena Williams                      66-1

Veronika Kudermetova           66-1

Bernarda Pera                         100-1

Danielle Collins                       100-1

Jelena Ostapenko                   100-1

Shelby Rogers                         100-1

Victoria Azarenka                   100-1

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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