Tennis betting action heats up in the month of August, with the marquee event the 2014 U.S. Open in New York City. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are listed as the favorites on the tennis odds at the online sportsbooks to come out on top in the final major tennis event of the 2014 ATP and WTA seasons.
Djokovic is the 11/8 favorite on the odds to win the U.S. Open at Sportsbook after he won Wimbledon in July. Djokovic's last payout on the U.S. Open odds came back in 2011, when he beat Rafael Nadal in the final. Djokovic also lost in the final in 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2013.
Nadal won the U.S. Open last season and in 2010, but he'll skip the tournament this year to rest a wrist injury. Andy Murray, the 2012 U.S. Open champion, is at 6/1 odds, with 2004-2008 Sportsbook Roger Federer listed ahead of him at 5/2 odds. Stanislas Wawrinka (12/1), Grigor Dimitrov (14/1), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (20/1), and Milos Raonic (25/1) make up the second tier of contenders on those U.S. Open betting lines.
Serena Williams has won the women's draw of the U.S. Open in each of the last two years, and she's the 3/2 favorite on the U.S. Open odds at Sportsbook. Williams has won the U.S. Open a total of five times in her career, including 1999, 2002, and 2008.
Maria Sharapova - the 2006 U.S. Open champion - is at 6/1 odds to win the tournament at Sportsbook, with Simona Halep at 7/1 odds, Petra Kvitova at 10/1 odds, and Eugenie Bouchard at 12/1 odds. Bouchard has reached the semifinals at each of the last three major tournaments, losing in the final at Wimbledon to Kvitova.
Victoria Azarenka is also at 12/1, with Agnieszka Radwanska at 16/1, and Caroline Wozniacki at 22/1. Samantha Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, is back at 40/1 odds, with two-time Sportsbook Venus Williams at 33/1 odds to win the tournament that gets underway on August 25.
ATP Men's Singles US Open Odds 2014 @ Sportsbook
Novak Djokovic 11/8 Roger Federer 5/2 Andy Murray 6/1 Stanislas Wawrinka 12/1 Grigor Dimitrov 14/1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 20/1 Milos Raonic 25/1 Tomas Berdych 33/1 David Ferrer 50/1 Kei Nishikori 50/1 Ernests Gulbis 66/1 Marin Cilic 66/1 Jerzy Janowicz 100/1 John Isner 100/1 Nick Kyrgios 100/1 Richard Gasquet 125/1 Gaël Monfils 150/1
WTA Women's Singles US Open Odds 2014 @ Sportsbook
Serena Williams 3/2 Maria Sharapova 6/1 Simona Halep 7/1 Petra Kvitova 10/1 Eugenie Bouchard 12/1 Victoria Azarenka 12/1 Agnieszka Radwanska 16/1 Caroline Wozniacki 22/1 Ana Ivanovic 25/1 Angelique Kerber 33/1 Garbiñe Muguruza 33/1 Venus Williams 33/1 Sam Stosur 40/1 Sloane Stephens 40/1 Madison Keys 50/1 Dominika Cibulkova 66/1 Sabine Lisicki 66/1 Andrea Petkovic 100/1 Ekaterina Makarova 100/1 Flavia Pennetta 100/1 Lucie Safarova 100/1 Svetlana Kuznetsova 100/1 Jelena Jankovic 125/1 Alize Cornet 150/1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 150/1 Camila Giorgi 150/1 Carla Suarez Navarro 150/1 Coco Vandeweghe 150/1 Sara Errani 150/1