Karolina Pliskova, Naomi Osaka, the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, Elina Svitolina, and Ashleigh Barty all made it to the second round of the 2019 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. Elina takes on Venus in the top matchup on Wednesday. Check out the US Open odds, analysis, and free picks for the 10 of the most intriguing battles in Round 2!
2019 US Open Women’s Round 2 Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: August 26 – September 8
- Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY
- Surface: Hard
- TV: ESPN /ESPN2 / ESPN+
- Live Stream: ESPN+
Ana Bogdan vs Petra Martic
- 2019 US Open Odds: Ana Bogdan +164 / Petra Martic -222
The 28-year-old Martic is a really good tennis players. She has a 24-12 singles record this year. Ana Bogdan will play hard. She just won’t get by Petra on Wednesday.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Petra Martic
Karolina Pliskova vs Mariam Bolkvadze
- 2019 US Open Odds: Karolina Pliskova -1428 / Mariam Bolkvadze +626
Pliskova, the 3-seed at Flushing Meadows, struggled with Tereza Martincova in her first round match. It took Karolina 4 sets to get by Martincova. 21-year-old Mariam Bokvazde played well enough to get a look here. Although Pliskova should win and is the pick, if you want to take a shot, back Bokvazde, who probably doesn’t know she’s not supposed to beat her elders.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Karolina Pliskova
Margarita Gasparyan vs Johanna Konta
- 2019 US Open Odds: Margarita Gasparyan +283 / Johanna Konta -416
Margarita Gasparyan has a better chance of upsetting Johanna Konta than the +283 odds indicate. She can get the job done on August 28 just like she did on Monday when beating Priscilla Hon in 3 sets.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Margarita Gasparyan
Ashleigh Barty vs Lauren Davis
- 2019 US Open Odds: Ashleigh Barty -666 / Lauren Davis +400
Barty, the 2-seed, bounced back after a 1-6 first set loss to Zarina Diyas to win the next two sets and stamp her ticket to Round 2. Barty should beat Lauren Davis. However, Davis is worth taking a shot on here because she looked great when beating Johanna Larsson 7-5, 6-2 on Monday.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Lauren Davis
Fiona Ferro vs Kristina Mladenovic
- 2019 US Open Odds: Fiona Ferro +125 / Kristina Mladenovic -166
A couple of French tennis stars take to the hardcourts on Wednesday when Mladenovic battles Ferro. Mladenovic upset Angelique Kerber in the first round. Ferro easily beat Dario Gavrilova. Ferro gets the nod here because Kerber made Kristina work for the win.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Fiona Ferro
Venus Williams vs Elina Svitolina
- 2019 US Open Odds: Venus Williams +124 / Elina Svitolina -166
The most competitive match on the women’s side in Round 2 pits Serena’s older sister against Elina Svitolina. Svitolina, the fifth seed, looks primed to dominate Venus on Wednesday. Williams will give it her all, but she’s got 15 years on the 24-year-old Elina Svitolina. Elina takes this.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Elina Svitolina
Caty McNally vs Serena Williams
- 2019 US Open Odds: Caty McNally +765 / Serena Williams -1999
Serena had no issues getting by Maria Sharapova in Round 1. She’s a major favorite to take down Caty McNally on August 28. McNally, a 17-year-old American player, could surprise Serena early, but she doesn’t have enough experience to actually upset the best women’s tennis player in history.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Serena Williams
Laura Siegemund vs Sofia Kenin
- 2019 US Open Odds: Laura Siegemund +505 / Sofia Kenin -999
If you want to lay the odds, go for it. Kenin is the most logical winner in the second round on the women’s side. She’s been in great form and faces a 31-year-old opponent who needed 3 sets to escape the first round.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Sofia Kenin
Madison Keys vs Lin Zhu
- 2019 US Open Odds: Madison Keys -999 / Lin Zhu +508
Keys dominated Misaki Doi. She figures to dominate Lin Zhu on Wednesday. This, like Kenin, should be a slam dunk play.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Madison Keys
Naomi Osaka vs Magda Linette
- 2019 US Open Odds: TBA
Once odds are set, Naomi will be a big favorite to beat Magda Linette. In the last head-to-head, Osaka beat Magda 6-4, 6-2. That match was in 2019. When they battled in 2018, Linette came out ahead: 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Does Linette have any shot on Thursday? She does because she thoroughly beat Astra Sharma in Round 1 while Osaka needed 3 sets to get by Anna Blinkova.
US Open Women’s Round 2 Pick: Magda Linette