- 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|
*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.
— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) August 20, 2019
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.
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.
Sofia Kenin: youngest player in women's singles draw at the US Open (age 16). She wasn't born when Serena Williams made her US Open debut.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 31, 2015
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.