Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Serena Williams, and Ashleigh Barty are all in action in Round 3 at the US Open on Friday, August 30. Although those highly ranked players will step onto the Flushing Meadows hardcourts, the biggest matchup should be Sofia Kenin against Madison Keys. Check out the US Open odds, analysis, and free picks for Round 3 action!
2019 US Open Women’s Round 3 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+
Elina Svitolina vs Dayana Ystremska
- 2019 US Open Odds: Elina Svitolina -181 / Dayana Ystremska +134
Svitolina is getting no love here. Sure, she’s the -181 favorite, but she’s dominated. She beat Venus Williams in straight sets in Round 2 after taking down Whitney Osuigwe in straight sets in Round 1. Elina moves on the easiest of winners.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Elina Svitolina
Sofia Kenin vs Madison Keys
- 2019 US Open Odds: Sofia Kenin +145 / Madison Keys -196
Madison Keys has looked strong. She hasn’t lost a set and heads into this matchup versus fellow American Sofia Kenin on fire. But, Kenin won’t just sit back and let Keys win. Sofia Kenin has been just as impressive as Madison Keys. Because she’s only 20, Kenin has a lot of upside. She’ll flash enough brilliance to win this match.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Sofia Kenin
Johanna Konta vs Shuai Zhang
- 2019 US Open Odds: Johanna Konta -370 / Shuai Zhang +250
Johanna Konta stepped it up in the second round. She dominated Margarita Gasparyan 6-1, 6-0. Konta should have no trouble beating Zhang. At -370, Johanna actually offers overlay odds.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Johanna Konta
Ons Jabeur vs Karolina Pliskova
- 2019 US Open Odds: Ons Jabeur +399 / Karolina Pliskova -666
Pliskova got into a groove versus Mariam Bolkvadze in Round 2. She beat her opponent 6-1, 6-4. Karolina should dominate Ons Jabeur on August 30.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Karolina Pliskova
Serena Williams vs Karolina Muchova
- 2019 US Open Odds: Serena Williams -476 / Karolina Muchova +311
Serena struggled with Cat McNally. Eventually, she got past McNally. Karolina Muchova shouldn’t be as tough to beat as Cat was. Serena rolls into Round 4.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Serena Williams
Petra Martic vs Anastasija Sevastova
- 2019 US Open Odds: Petra Martic +104 / Anastasija Sevastova -136
Sevastova is favored, but Martic has looked strong. Petra beat Ana Bogdan 6-2, 6-4 in the second round. She’s worth backing as the slight underdog here.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Petra Martic
Fiona Ferro vs Qiang Wang
- 2019 US Open Odds: Fiona Ferro +215 / Qiang Wang -303
Keep an eye on Qiang Wang. After she beats Fiona Ferro, she likely battles Ashleigh Barty on Sunday. She can get by the French Open winner. On Friday, she should easily get past Ferro.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Qiang Wang
Maria Sakkari vs Ashleigh Barty
- 2019 US Open Odds: Maria Sakkari +241 / Ashleigh Barty -344
Barty hasn’t been her usual dominant self. She struggled in Round 1 and in Round 2. Sakkari is a young player, though. So, even if Maria wins a set, Barty will pick up her game and take the win.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Ashleigh Barty
Cori Gauff vs Naomi Osaka
- 2019 US Open Odds: Cori Gauff +248 / Naomi Osaka -357
Saturday’s top matchup pits 15-year-old Cori Gauff against the 1-seed at the US Open, Naomi Osaka. Gauff was sensational to get past Timea Babos 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Osaka easily handled Magda Linette 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.
Once odds are set, Osaka will be a big favorite. The 21-year-old has finally hit her stride. She hadn’t played well since winning the Australian Open. Naomi’s at the top of her game right now. Even though Gauff has what it takes to be a tennis superstar, right now, the superstar is Naomi Osaka. She’ll beat Cori Gauff.
US Open Women’s Round 3 Pick: Naomi Osaka