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Wimbledon Women’s Final Picks, Predictions & Best Bets for Jabeur vs Rybakina

Wimbledon Women’s Final Picks, Predictions & Best Bets for Jabeur vs Rybakina

It’s the women’s final on Saturday, Day 13, of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships and a couple of first-time grand slam finalists will battle for their maiden title: Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and Moscow-born, Kazakhstani Elena Rybakina.

As ever, we bring you our Wimbledon predictions right here. Join us as we dive into the women’s game one last time and serve up tennis betting predictions for the 2022 Wimbledon women’s final on Saturday, July 9.

Saturday Wimbledon Women's Final Predictions & Best Bets

Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina - 8:30 AM ET

History is on the line with both Jabeur and Rybakina seeking to win a maiden grand slam title in the women’s singles final. Having started the tournament as the second overall favorite on the tennis odds board, Jabeur is now the odds-on favorite to hoist the Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday. 

The 27-year-old Tunisian is a true pioneer of Arab tennis. She became the first Arab woman to reach a grand slam quarterfinal (2020 Australian Open), break into the Top 50, win WTA Tour titles (3), break into the Top 5, and, only this week, reach a grand slam semifinal and final (2022 Wimbledon). 

The firsts keep coming, and they will continue to do so as long as the trailblazer continues on her rich vein of form. Another might come as soon as this Saturday if Jabeur comes through as the favorite.

Wimbledon Women’s Final Picks, Predictions & Best Bets for Jabeur vs Rybakina 1

Jabeur overcame Tatjana Maria in a fluctuating three-setter to book her place in Saturday’s final. It marked her second three-set match in a row after advancing into the quarters without dropping a set. The nerves are clearly getting to her with each milestone as the occasion is bigger, the stakes higher, the pressure greater and the dream of becoming a Wimbledon champion moves closer. 

Rybakina, on the other hand, absolutely crushed Simona Halep in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. If a Halep vs Jabeur final was expected across sports betting sites, the 23-year-old Muscovite didn’t get the memo. She overpowered the 2019 Wimbledon Champion Halep in just over an hour, riding her dominant serve and powerful groundstrokes to victory.  

Rybakina, not unlike Jabeur, is attempting to make history by becoming the first player to win a major for Kazakhstan. Rybakina was born and raised in Russia, still lives in Russia, and played for Russia until 2018 when the lure of better funding from Kazakhstan saw her switch allegiance. 

Depending on the chosen sportsbook or sports betting app, Jabeur is priced between -150 to -165 on the moneyline, while Rybakina is priced as an underdog with odds ranging from +128 to +135. Alternatively, games handicap betting is delicately poised at 2.5 games, juiced toward Rybakina. The total for this Wimbledon final is projected between 21.5 and 22.5 games.

History has been made. History is on the line still at the All England Club on Saturday. Jabeur brings a balanced game to court that is a mixture of power, guile and cunning style. Rybakina is a classic power player with a big serve and penetrating groundstrokes. To be fair, either player has a reasonable shot to win as evinced by the rather tight odds. Go with the favorite.

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Isla Knightley for Bookies.com
Isla Knightley
Isla, a sports journalist and betting expert, covers several sports, including the NFL, as well politics. She joined Bookies.com in 2021 after contributing to other betting sites.