Rybakina vs. Jabeur Odds: 6/1 treble tipped for Wimbledon Women's Singles Final
After 126 matches, a couple of trillion raindrops and countless scoops of strawbs and cream, it’s all come down to this: the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final. Not only will we have a new Wimbledon champion but we will also have a new Grand Slam champion, with both CVs having that noticeable blank space from their respective careers thus far.
Wimbledon Women’s Final Tips
- Exactly 3 sets in the match @ 11/8 with bet365
- Over 0.5 tiebreaks in the match @ 7/4 with bet365
- Elena Rybakina will serve the first ace in the match @ 4/9 with bet365
Our two grass gladiators couldn’t really be any better. Ranked second in the world, and the No. 3 seed coming into the tournament, on Thursday 27-year-old Ons Jabeur from Tunisia beat Tatjana Maria 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 to become the first Arab player to make a Grand Slam final, the first African woman in the Open Era to make a Grand Slam final, and the first African woman to reach a major final since South Africa's Sandra Reynolds at Wimbledon in 1960.
Jabeur faces world number 23 Elena Rybakina (Rih-BAH-kee-nah), aged 23, who is the fourth-lowest ranked player to reach the Wimbledon final since 1984 and also the first player from her respective country to accomplish the feat (born in Russia, she has represented Kazakhstan since 2018).
Not only will these two fearless females meet on Centre Court to each compete for their debut Grand Slam title, it is also an inaugural meeting between the pair on grass. Notably it will be the first time since 2009 that both finalists are representing a non-European nation, and though it’s been visibly all hugs and pats on each side of the draw particularly in the latter stages of the competition, expect very little courtesy as the two women attempt to cement themselves into the annals of history and vie to lift the iconic Venus Rosewater Dish.
Jabeur is the outright favourite, and has won the last two of their three past meetings, and is found here odds on at around 4/6 to Rybakina’s 7/5.
In her own final-four encounter, Rybakina stunned former World number one and 2019 Wimbledon champ Simona Halep - who hadn’t dropped a single set on her way to the semi-finals - for a straight sets victory and become the youngest Wimbledon finalist since Garbiñe Muguruza in 2015.
Though Jabeur has lost only two of her last 23 grass-court matches, she has been taken to the the full three sets in her last two, and it’s not unexpected to be found again in an opponent such as an empowered Elen Rybakina, with an 11/8 (bet365) making up the first part of our bet for this to happen again.
Regardless of the result, these two women have excelled across the fortnight and either would be an extremely worthy winner to write on the Wimbledon wall.
Now, though each competitor has only been taken to a tiebreak once apiece on their 2022 All England Club adventure (and, admirably, won when they’ve gone there), AND there’s only been five set-tiebreaks in any Wimbledon women’s singles final since 2000 - wait! Wait! Please come back - I’m going to go out on a limb for my final prediction of this sumptuous Slam and expect a real grapple, a tight-affair when caution polygamously marries precision and pugnaciousness, and state there will be at least another tie break (listed as over 0.5 in the selection).
It’s happened between Jabeur and Rybakina in two of their three meetings. Therefore, a sixth tie-break set since the turn of the millennium in this particular event catches the eye at 7/4.
Rybakina has an immense serve which can be delivered at 120mph, as both Halep and her QF opponent Ajla Tomljanović found out to their detriment (particularly the latter, who saw an eye-watering 15 storm past her), and the price of 1/5 for her to produce over three aces in the final shows how valuable that skill is to her game.
But instead, backing her to serve the first ace of this match (4/9) takes our Bet Builder up to 6/1.