Top seed Iga Swiatek (11/8 – US Open outright) believes any one of the four women left standing can win the US Open, as the competition enters the semi-final stage on Thursday.
Swiatek is the only player who has previously won a Grand Slam competition left at Flushing Meadows as the two-time French Open winner prepares to face Aryna Sabalenka (Match betting – Swiatek 1/2, Sabalenka 13/8).
Polish star Swiatek has spoken of the level her rivals are playing at and believes anyone can now go on to lift the trophy in New York City.
“I remember when I was an underdog and any match against a top player was surreal,” Swiatek said. “I think any of us can win any tournament.”
On the other side of the draw Ons Jabeur is looking to put the disappointment of her Wimbledon final defeat behind her with success at Flushing Meadows.
The 28-year-old, who beat Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals, is now looking forward to facing French star Caroline Garcia on Thursday (Match betting – Garcia 8/13, Jabeur 5/4).
“I believe in myself after Wimbledon,” Jabeur said following her win over Tomljanovic. “I know that I have it in me to win a major final.”
Over in the men’s competition, Wednesday saw big wins for both Frances Tiafoe and Carlos Alcaraz who will now meet in the semi-finals on Friday.
Tiafoe earned a 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-0) 6-4 win over Andrey Rublev, while Alcaraz had a late finish of 2.50am local time in beating Italy’s Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (0-7) 7-5 6-3.
In the other semi-final, Norway’s Casper Ruud will face Karen Khachanov after the Russian defeated Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals (Match result – Khachanov 13/8, Ruud 1/2).