Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka once again head the betting at the women’s US Open this year but there could be value further down the market with American pair Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula appealing selections.
Coco Gauff to win the women’s US Open @ 8/1
Never before has Gauff won a Grand Slam title but she is on a roll right now and it could be her time to shine in an open women’s draw at Flushing Meadows.
Sloane Stephens was the last American woman to win the US Open back in 2017 and for many, Gauff represents her country’s best shot at glory in New York.
The 19-year-old previously reached the event’s final back in 2021 and was also runner-up at last season’s French Open, so it is not as though she is lacking experience on the biggest stage.
Recently Gauff made a tweak at the top with Pera Riba and Brad Gilbert making up her new coaching team and so far the change has paid off.
After her premature exit at Wimbledon, Gauff switched her focus to the hard courts and immediately made an impression at the Washington Citi Open, going the distance to claim her first WTA 500 title.
Her first WTA 1000 title quickly followed in Cincinnati as she took down Swiatek and Karolina Muchova on her way to glory and the teenager looks ready to make her mark on the Grand Slam scene.
Gauff has 11 wins and one defeat to her name on the hard courts this season and looks a value selection at 8/1 to go the distance.
Jessica Pegula @ 11/1
Another player looking to make the most of home advantage in this year’s women’s US Open is Pegula.
There is a lot of hype around Gauff but third seed Pegula is the highest-rated American in the women’s draw and has enjoyed some hard-court success herself this season.
Earlier in the month Pegula claimed the WTA Montreal title in Canada, having beaten Gauff and Swiatek en route, and she has also put in a couple of strong Grand Slam performances in 2023.
At Wimbledon, she enjoyed her best ever run, making the quarter-finals and she also reached that stage at the Australian Open and last year’s US Open.
She is yet to progress beyond the last eight of a major but if she is going to do it, New York will be the most likely place where she will buck the trend and she is a decent outside option at 11/1.