Jabeur vs Rybakina Odds
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The women’s final has arrived at Wimbledon and the winner will be a first Slam champion.
Ons Jabeur is set to face Elena Rybakina on Saturday at the All England Club, with both women making impressive runs through to the final.
Jabeur, the world No. 2 and three-time WTA Tour champion, entered the championships as the second favorite in betting to win the title, behind only Iga Swiatek.
When the French Open champion lost her 37-game winning streak at Wimbledon, Jabeur was thrust into the favorite position. So far, she has handled this role well.
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Ryabkina has dropped just one set so far at Wimbledon, recovering from a first set loss to Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals.
Her brand of power tennis thrived on slippery, low-bounce grass courts, and quality opponents like Simona Halep and Tomljanovic had no response when Rybakina picked up the pace.
Rybakina and Jabeur have met three times before, with Jabeur winning the two most recent matches and Rybakina winning the first.
How will this game go? Let’s dive into it.
Jabeur comes into this game 11-0 on grass this season, having won 21 of 24 sets on the surface. This includes a Title at his previous tournament in Berlin.
It’s no surprise to see her compete on grass. She’s hitting her service spots, having won at least 65% of her first serves in 10 of her 11 grass-court games this season. Jabeur hits his forehand very well, controlling the baseline with this shot. When the opponents get too comfortable in the baseline, the Tunisian surprises them with a perfect cushioning.
However, the level of Jabeur, both in the first set of his quarter-final against Marie Bouzkova and in the second set of his semi-final against Tajana Maria, had completely disappeared. The margin for error in the final will be minimal and Jabeur will need to avoid those stretches strewn with unforced errors if she is to claim the title.
Rybakina peaks at the right time this season on grass. In his last three games, Rybakina has hit 82 game-winning runs against 61 unforced errors. Despite a huge ball serve, she hit 26 aces against only 1 double fault. It was against good competition in Petra Martic, Tomljanovic and Halep.
In fact, in every game in this tournament, Rybakina has won at least 73% of his first serves. But, even from the baseline, the Kazakh is dangerous. She hits her backhand with extreme confidence right now and takes advantage of every short ball she receives to take control of the rallies.
It’s no surprise that Rybakina is 21-7 as a professional on the grass.
This is each player’s first Slam final, but Rybakina was clearly the quieter player of the two in their respective semi-finals.
Rybakina has the game to get the racket out of Jabeur’s hands. She will serve big and play huge groundstrokes, preventing the Tunisian from dictating with her forehand.
Additionally, while Jabeur’s variety can move Rybakina and knock the Kazakh out of her comfort zone, she often won’t be in the front court able to hit her drop shots effectively.
Take: Rybakina ML (+128)
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