Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina prediction, odds & betting tips
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Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina prediction, odds & betting tips

Ons Jabeur was our pre-tournament tip to win the women’s singles at Wimbledon and we’re sticking with her in the final against Elena Rybakina.

With both players competing in their first grand slam decider, nerves could be frayed, but the Tunisian is backed to battle through.

She is fancied to prevail 2-0 at 2.4 in our initial Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina prediction.

Ons Jabeur Odds

There has never been a female singles winner of a grand-slam event from an Arab country or Africa, but Jabeur is on course to break new ground in SW19.

The fact that this final will fall on the first day of Eid al-Adha, known as the “festival of sacrifice”, could be seen as a good omen for her bid to make history.

After easing through the early rounds, the 27-year-old had to show her mettle when falling behind versus Marie Bouzkova but responded superbly to take the next two sets 6-1.

Some pundits suggested that Jabeur displayed signs of feeling the pressure during a 6-2 3-6 6-1 win over Tatjana Maria in the semi-finals.

However, to us it appeared that the Tunisian was so comfortable and confident of victory that she could even gift her “barbeque buddy” the middle set and a consolation game in the third.

Jabeur certainly looked at ease in her post-match interview and declared: “It feels amazing really. The kind of result I was hoping for.

“Now one more match, one more step to continue and hopefully get the title.”

Reflecting on the clash with Eid al-Adha, she added: “It’s going to be special celebration, maybe after having my own barbecue maybe.

“We’ll have to enjoy it and hopefully we’ll enjoy it in positive vibes.”

Jabeur can sometimes confuse even herself, given the wide array of shots at her disposal, but the third seed is taken to ultimately work things out.

Looking at the 1.87 for the favourite to win at least three more games than her opponent.

Elena Rybakina Odds

Moscow-born Rybakina dodged the All England Club’s ban on Russian players, imposed in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, having switched to represent Kazakhstan four years ago.

The 23-year-old brushed aside questions of her nationality, stating: “I’m playing tennis, so for me, I’m enjoying my time here.

“I feel for the players who couldn’t come here, but I’m just enjoying playing here on the biggest stage, enjoying my time and trying to do my best.”

Her decision to switch allegiances in order to receive more funding has paid dividends for both parties, as the world number 23 became the first Kazakh player to reach a grand slam final.

Rybakina crept under the radar, despite posting fine wins over proven performers such as CoCo Vandeweghe, Bianca Andreescu, Qinwen Zheng and Ajla Tomljanovic.

However, there is no chance of Jabeur underestimating her opponent after she beat former champion Simona Halep 6-3 6-3 in the semis.

Halep had blitzed her way past seeded opponents Paula Badosa and Amanda Anisimova and was a clear favourite for that match, but Rybakina stormed through.

It must be noted, though, that the below-par Romanian could not buy a first serve and was hampered by nine double faults.

If Jabeur brings her A-game, with all its delightful variations and deft drop shots, we still believe she is a cut above.

Let’s add 6.25 for our selection to win the opening set 6-3 to our Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina betting tips.

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