The 2023 US Open offered plenty of drama on the women's side, as defending champion Iga Swiatek lost early and opened the door for 19-year-old American Coco Gauff to secure her first Grand Slam title.
Dealing with massive expectations ever since she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon as a 15-year-old in 2019, Gauff lived up to the hype by capturing her first major title in New York City.
Gauff beat now-world No.1 Aryna Sabalenka in the final, after the Belarusian had battled past Madison Keys in a three-set semi-final thriller.
What will the 2024 event do for an encore? It’s still a year away, of course, but the odds are already out, so let’s take a look at the outright odds to win the US Open women’s singles title in 2024.
|What||2024 US Open, women's singles|
|Where||USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York|
|When||Monday, August 28 - Sunday, September 10, 2023|
|How to watch||ESPN|
|Odds||Iga Swiatek +300, Aryna Sabalenka +400, Elena Rybakina +600, Coco Gauff +800|
Current outright odds: +300
Iga Swiatek was the top seed and favored to go back-to-back in New York, but her title defense came to a surprising end with a fourth-round setback at the hands of Jelena Ostapenko.
That dropped the 22-year-old out of the No.1 ranking, but the general consensus is that she remains the best player on the WTA Tour - and not just on clay.
Swiatek has won four Grand Slam titles, including three of the last seven. It’s no surprise that she is favored to lift the trophy next year in New York.
Current outright odds: +400
Aryna Sabalenka came within a set of winning her second major title. The reigning Australian Open champion took the first set of her US Open championship match against Gauff, but she could not get across the finish line.
Gauff bounced back and treated the home crowd to a dramatic 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 triumph. Nonetheless,
Sabalenka climbed from No.2 to No.1 in the world thanks to her runner-up performance, in addition to Swiatek’s unsuccessful title defense.
As the odds suggest, it would be no surprise if the 25-year-old goes one step further in New York next time around.
Current outright odds: +600
Elena Rybakina grabbed her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2022, which at the time was somewhat of a surprise, but has since been confirmed to be no fluke.
The Kazakh has established herself as a consistent force at the top of the game and her 2023 results include a runner-up showing at the Australian Open.
Rybakina’s US Open and overall hard-court summer was derailed a bit by a shoulder injury, but there is no reason to think she won’t return to winning ways throughout next season.
Current outright odds: +800
There has been pressure on Gauff ever since she was just 15 years old and that grew in advance of the US Open after she won titles right beforehand in both Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati.
The Atlanta native and Florida resident established herself as one of the favorites going in, and to say that she delivered would be an understatement.
Still a teenager, Gauff figures to only get better and better.
It’s hard to think that she will still be fourth choice by the time the 2024 festivities at Flushing Meadows roll around, so it could be wise to back her right now for a successful title defense.
Current outright odds: +1200
Jessica Pegula and Gauff form one of the best doubles pairings in the world and for a while it seemed like Pegula would be the first of that duo to secure a Grand Slam singles title, instead that distinction went to Gauff.
Pegula has reached the quarterfinals of six majors, all since the start of 2021. However, the daughter of Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has never gotten over that hump and it may be becoming a bit of a mental hurdle - not unlike that for Andrey Rublev on the men’s side (0-9 in slam QFs).
Still, it feels like only a matter of time before she puts it all together at a Grand Slam and that is why she is among the top five 2024 US Open favorites.