Heading into the 2012 Women’s US Open Singles Championship there are a large number of contenders. Women’s Tennis has been incredibly open in the last two seasons with seven different women winning the last seven grand slam tournaments. The openness of the women’s draw means that there is some excellent value available at Online Sportsbooks.
The favorite for the event is the fourteen time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. Williams is currently in exceptional form having won her fifth Wimbledon title as well as the Olympic gold medal in the last month. She has an excellent record at the US Open and is always a contender at any Grand Slam event she turns up to healthy. There don’t appear to be any question marks over Williams’s health, heading into the tournament, so she is the clear pick to win and deserved favorite. She is currently at odds of -105 ($1.95) at SBG Global.
Maria Sharapova has returned to her best form in 2012. She won her first grand slam, since 2008, at the French Open and was a finalist at the Australian Open. Sharapova won the silver medal at the London Olympics, so she is taking decent form into the event. The one question mark hanging over Sharapova is her recent history at the US Open. Since winning the tournament in 2006 she has failed to get past the fourth round. However, Sharapova has shown a new drive and maturity in 2012 and at +600 ($7) at SBG Global is quiet good value.
Belarusian Victoria Azarenka won her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open earlier this year. She has been the most consistent performer on the WTA tour in 2012 and is currently ranked number 1 in the world. Azarenka has generally struggled at the US Open and has never made it past the third round of the tournament. It is difficult to see Azarenka bowing out before the second week in 2012. She is currently priced at +600 ($7) at SBG Global.
Last year’s US Open winner Sam Stosur has had a disappointing 2012. Stosur was expected to take her game to the next level, after breaking through for her maiden grand slam title in 2011, but has struggled for consistency throughout the season. Her record at the grand slams has been particularly poor, being knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open and the second round of Wimbledon. However, when she is on her game Stosur is probably the best player on the women’s tour. Her power is unmatched, even by Serena Williams, and if she can find form in New York she could prove very difficult to beat. She is currently available at odds of +2000 ($21) which is excellent value for a player of Stosur’s talent.
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