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Wimbledon 2022 Women’s Final Betting Tips & Preview

Ons Jabeur is the first Arab to reach a grand slam singles final, and she plays Elena Rybakina, the first player from Kazakhstan to do the same


Ons Jabeur v Elena Rybakina

Wimbledon, Women’s Singles Final

All England Club, London

Saturday July 9, 2022, 2pm

World number two Jabeur would have been on a few people’s list to reach this final, but I’m pretty sure fellow first-time Grand Slam finalist Rybakina, ranked 23, wouldn’t.

I half-heartedly floated the idea of Jabeur (10/1) having a shot at this title in my preview, though opted to stick with hot favourite Iga Swiatek, whose remarkable run of form was ended in last weekend’s third round by Alize Cornet.

I hope there are those of you who chose to ignore my call on Swiatek and go with Jabeur.

Both herself and Rybakina have been dominant in their respective six matches.

Jabeur, the 27-year-old Tunisian, has lost two sets - one in each of her quarter-final and semi-final ties - while Rybakina, 23, has only dropped one set.

But, before looking up the odds for this final, I actually expected Jabeur to be shorter than the 8/11 bet365 are offering on her to win this final.

So I’m more than happy to suggest that price as a good bet for a player ranked more than 20 players higher by the WTA.

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Tip of the day

Ons Jabeur v Elena Rybakina - Wimbledon Women's Final

Jabeur has impressed so far and is fancied to lift the title

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At 8/11 a £10 bet would return £17.27

Wimbledon Women's Final

July 09, 2022

2:00 pm BST

Then Jabeur really would live up to her nickname, The Minister of Happiness!

Rybakina overpowered Halep - but Jabeur should cope better

Simona Halep went into yesterday’s final against Rybakina as the overwhelming favourite, but she was brushed aside, blown away - either description works - 6-3, 6-3.

However, I would expect Jabeur’s variety, her slice for example, to be an effective weapon in throwing the Kazak out of rhythm.

She should also be better served to withstand the big occasion against a player whose previous career highlights were a pair of low-level tour wins in Hobart and Bucharest in 2020 ands 2019.

Jabeur has three previous titles, two of which have come in the last few months in Madrid and Berlin, the latter on grass.

I like the 13/8 bet365 have on her to win this one in straight sets (2-0).

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Tip of the day

Ons Jabeur v Elena Rybakina - Wimbledon Women's Final

Graham fancies Jabeur to win the game in straight sets

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At 13/8 a £10 bet would return £26.25

Wimbledon Women's Final

July 09, 2022

2:00 pm BST

Early break for Jabeur could happen once more

In four out of her six matches so far, Ons Jabeur has broken serve in the first game.

It wouldn’t surprise me at all if it happened again in this final as Elena Rybakina tries to settle any nerves. Both players will have them, I accept, but I just think the Tunisian world number two will deal with them much better.

bet365 have a price of 9/4 for Rybakina to fail to hold serve in her first service game, with Jabeur taking it.

It is a bet I would be interested in taking.

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Tip of the day

Ons Jabeur v Elena Rybakina - Wimbledon Women's Final

With nerves around, Jabeur is fancied to break serve at the first attempt

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At 9/4 a £10 bet would return £32.50

Wimbledon Women's Final

July 09, 2022

2:00 pm BST

Graham Hardcastle

Graham Hardcastle

Graham Hardcastle is our resident cricket and tennis betting expert at Freebets