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Sofia Kenin’s US Open Odds Shorten to 25-1 After Semifinal Showing at Cincinnati Masters

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Aug 20, 2019 · 6:22 AM PDT

Sofia Kenin has heated up recently, is she due for more success at the US Open? Photo from @WorldFastNewz Photo By @talkfootballhub (Twitter)
  • Sofia Kenin has reached two semifinals in the past two weeks ahead of the US Open.
  • Kenin has show confidence on all playing surfaces.
  • She has beat two world No 1s this summer.

Sofia Kenin has become a bit of a dark horse as of late with some great showings at both the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Masters this past week. The 20-year old has seen her US Open odds reach an all time best at +2500. Just last week she was at +4100, and last month +6600.

2019 US Open Women’s Singles Odds

Player 2019 US Open Open Women’s Singles Odds
Serena Williams +350
Simona Halep +700
Naomi Osaka +800
Ashleigh Barty +1000
Angelique Kerber +1400
Bianca Andreescu +1400
Karolina Pliskova +1400
Petra Kvitova +1600
Elina Svitolina +1800
Sloane Stephens +1800
Sofia Kenin +2500

*Odds taken 8/19/19

Twenty and No. 20

When the WTA rankings came out on Monday, Kenin accomplished her highest ranking to date at No. 20. This ranking is well deserved after an incredible showing the past two tournaments at both the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Western and Southern Open in Ohio.

This summer Kenin has beat two No.1s in Naomi Osaka, just recently at the Cincinnati Masters, as well as Ashleigh Barty earlier at the Rogers Cup.

Kenin’s Konsistency

The more matches we see Sofia play, the more consistent she seems to get. We’ve been able to see that a single shot to win the game isn’t how she plays, so she keeps her cool and tries to stay solid and consistent.

Kenin’s consistency has also come no matter the surface she’s playing on. This summer she beat Serena Williams at the French Open on clay, had a title run at the Mallorca Open on grass, and has reached the semifinals in her last two events on hard-court.

US Open Darkhorse

After Sofia Kenin’s run at the Western & Southern Open this past week, we’ve seen her average US Open odds shorten dramatically from +6600 last month to +2500 now. But if there value in betting her to win the US Open, or even to make a deep run?

Although this is not her first US Open, she made history a few years ago.

She’s not quite at the point to be a top contender for the US Open title, especially with how deep the field looks at the moment with fellow Americans Madison Keys coming off a win at in Cincinnati, Sloane Stephens always a contender at Ashe after winning the title in 2017, and Serena Williams lurking.

Without the draw officially announced yet, we can’t see who waits in Kenin’s path, but she’s as good a longshot as any player in the field to go on a run and provide the bettor with some bang for their buck.

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