As with Wimbledon, I decided the ladies' US Open would be very open and that supporting a small number of selections at big prices could prove profitable. I ignored leading contenders Muguruza, Pliskova and Halep. I swerved the men's event.
My pre-tournament bets were Keys, Svitolina and Stephens. During the tournament I added Makarova to the portfolio.
With Sloane Stephens beating Madison Keys in the final the stakes and returns were as follows:
1pt ew Keys 25/1 (1/2 odds 1,2). Return 13.5 points (losing finalist)
0.5pt ew Stephens 66/1 (1/2 odds 1,2). Return 50.5 points (winner)
1.5pt ew Svitolina
0.5pt ew Makarova + 0.5pt to win qtr.
(3pt hedge/cover bet)
Total stakes 10.5pt, returns 64 pts. Total profit 53.5pts.
(All above bets provided on my Twitter feed @Mikedq)