Betting on US Open Women’s outrights is different from picking the winner of an individual match. Because the tournament field starts with a field of 128 players, studying the bracket to determine a player’s potential path to the final round is crucial to betting success. If one of the more dominant players has a series of challenging opponents along the way, it could be tougher for them to advance through the tournament.
The top 32 players at the US Open Women’s event are seeded after qualifiers, then the remaining 96 unseeded players are randomly assigned throughout the bracket. Because of the element of randomness, savvy bettors will pour over the fixtures to determine the most favorable route to the finals.
The qualifying round is a dividing line for odds on the US Open Women’s outrights winner. Prior to qualifiers, odds tend to be more favorable for the bettor because the tournament bracket is not yet known. Once the field is drawn, betting odds will change accordingly, so to maximize potential profits, betting well in advance tends to yield higher payouts.
Conversely, though the payout may not be as high, bettors do stand a higher chance of a win if they wait until after the field is set. Also, bettors can continue to wager as the US Open is underway, but again, the odds will change and payouts may not be as favorable.