Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Tennis

Handful of Brits win big after placing early bets on Emma Raducanu to win the US Open

, Handful of Brits win big after placing early bets on Emma Raducanu to win the US Open

A HANDFUL of lucky punters are celebrating after betting on 499/1 outsider Emma Raducanu to win the US Open.

Betfair saw one win £1,870 with just a £3.74 stake at the longest odds.

Some lucky punters celebrated Emma Raducanu’s win last night as they placed early bets on the 18-year-old winning the US Open

The bookmaker also recorded a bet of £20 at 200-1, landing the tennis fan £4,020.

Another supporter backed Emma before a ball was served at the US Open with a £20 bet at odds of 190/1, pocketing £4,000 with Ladbrokes.

And one Londoner who placed a £10 each way bet on the teen at odds of 250/1 bagged £3,770 with BoyleSports.

In Birmingham, another lucky punter won £1,000 with a £2.50 each way bet at 250-1 with William Hill.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Sam Rosbottom, of Betfair, said: “Just one fan had the foresight to bet on Raducanu at her longest odds of 499/1, with a handful of supporters backing the British star at 200/1 early in the tournament.

“It’s safe to say the days of her entering a major as such an underdog look over for now.”

Ladbrokes said: “The best result for grassroots British tennis was absolutely the worst result for British bookmakers.”

Punters are already predicting the teen ace will romp to victory at Wimbledon.

As of yesterday, over 70 per cent of all bets on next year’s winner have been on the 18-year-old British sensation.

Raducanu could also steal a march on a host of Olympic gold medallists in the race for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Many bookies believe the tennis ace, who had been 1000/1 to win it before the US Open, is now odds-on favourite.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Formula 1

LEWIS HAMILTON could be sensationally handed LAST year’s world title after rival Max Verstappen’s Red Bull team were engulfed in a cheat storm. Red...

Premier League

FORMER Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has rejected an offer to take over at Bayer Leverkusen, according to reports. The German was sacked by the...

Boxing

CHRIS EUBANK Jr and Conor Benn share famous fathers and a love of supercars. The pair go head-to-head at The O2 on October 8...

Tennis

RACHEL STUHLMANN has sent fans into a frenzy with her latest snap. The 26-year-old tennis influencer is aiming to become the sport’s answer to...

Premier League

FIKAYO TOMORI has revealed his frustrations in the battle to get off the England bench. But the AC Milan defender is the first to...

Boxing

JOHN FURY claims that Eddie Hearn cost Anthony Joshua £100million by failing to get a contract signed for AJ to fight son Tyson. Hearn,...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook