US Open betting handicappers and fans will recall that Serena was the 2008 winner with the US Open odds to make for a total of 3 career wins in the event.
Serena Williams is the number one ranked player in the world of women’s tennis this year with a record of 25-4 and total prize money of over $4.2 million. The highlight for her this year was her fourth career win at Wimbledon, which is her second consecutive title at the All England Club.
Last year’s US Open champion on the women’s side was Kim Clijsters, who defeated Caroline Wozniacki. Clijsters is ranked 8th in the world and has won the US Open twice in her career while also having one runner up finish. He has a record of 22-5 with over $1 million in prize money and 2 titles coming at Brisbane and Miami.
Wozniacki is ranked 4th in the world and has an overall record of 30-13 with over $957,000 in winnings and 1 title at Ponte Vedra Beach.
The second ranked women’s tennis player in the world is Jelena Jankovic, who has a record this year of 32-12 with total winnings of over $1.5 million. Her lone title in 2010 was at Indian Wells. She made the semi finals in the French Open.
The other Williams sister, Venus, is ranked 4th in the world but questions have begun to surface about her future as a top shelf player as she has not been particularly effective this year and is becoming something of a tennis gambling overlay that offers less value as time goes on.
Venus has an overall record of 33-6 with $2.2 million in winnings and 2 titles. She was the winner at Dubai and Acapulco but lost in the round of 16 at the French Open and lost badly in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
She was the winner of the 2000 and 2001 US Open and last won a major in 2008 at Wimbledon. She is now 30 and faces the prospect of trying to keep up with many younger stars.
The Williams sisters will likely be favorites in the doubles, however, as they won the US Open doubles tournament last year.