Ons Jabeur is through to the quarterfinals of the 2022 Wimbledon Champions, underscoring her favorable odds as a top contender to win her maiden grand slam title at the All England Club.
Jabeur, currently ranked World No. 2, was installed as the second favorite behind World No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the Wimbledon tennis betting markets at BetUS. And falling into a favorable second half of the Wimbledon Women’s single’s draw only added to her betting value.
Now, with Swiatek crashing out of the tournament early, Jabeur is the bookmakers’ favorite to win. It’s a lot of pressure for a player that has never made a major semifinal before, never mind won one of the coveted four grand slams on the WTA calendar.
So, can Jabeur live up to expectations? Read on as we preview Jabeur’s quarterfinal match against Czech Marie Bouzkova on Tuesday. Let’s check the latest Tennis news, stats, injury reports, and Tennis odds for Jabeur vs Bouzkova. We’ve plenty of Tennis Picks and predictions for you to consider.
2022 Wimbledon Women’s Outrights
- Ons Jabeur +175
- Simona Halep +200
- Amanda Anisimova +500
- Elena Rybakina +800
- Julie Neimeier +1100
- Marie Bouzkova +1600
- Alja Tomljanovic +1600
- Tatjana Maria +2200
Jabeur On Cusp of First-Ever Semi
The 27-year-old Tunisian is enjoying a standout season, winning titles in Madrid (clay) and Berlin (grass) and climbing up to a career-high ranking of World No.2.
Jabeur was seeded third for Wimbledon and tipped as the second favorite on the tennis odds board at +800. Now that she’s the highest seed remaining in the women’s single’s draw, and one of the best grass-court players still alive in the tournament, bookmakers have cut her betting online odds to +175 to win the coveted title.
Jabeur reaches the last eight without dropping a set. She defeated Mirjam Bjorklund, Katarzyna Kawa, Diane Parry, and Elise Mertens to punch her quarterfinal ticket.
On balance, Jabeur’s draw was rather favorable with a couple of qualifiers to challenge her in the first two rounds and an unseeded opponent in the third round.
Her first seeded opponent was No. 24 Mertens. The Belgian gave Jabeur a run for her money in Sunday’s round of R16 slate. She was even up in the first set and had chances to win it before Jabeur rallied. Tale told, Jabeur persevered in straight sets, 7-6 (9) 6-4.
What a fight! What a battle ❤️🙏 🗣 Quarterfinals!! Yalla!! 💪 pic.twitter.com/1JkOaRpyVV
— Ons Jabeur (@Ons_Jabeur) July 3, 2022
Bouzkova’s Cinderella Slippers
The 23-year-old Czech didn’t register on anyone’s radar ahead of the Wimbledon Championships. Why would she? Previously, her best run at the grand slam level was reaching the second round, accomplishing the milestone in 2022 at the Australian Open and French Open, respectively.
Every so often there is a surprise package at the grand slams, a player that nobody saw coming. World No. 66 Bouzkova is that player here. The quintessential underdog on a Cinderella run at the All England Club.
Bouzkova reaches the last eight with some big wins under her belt. She upset No. 7 seed Danielle Collins in the first round and No. 28 seed Alison Riske in the third round. In between, she beat Ann Li as well.
In the last 16, Bouzkova took out in-form Caroline Garcia, who was coming off a title at the Bad Hamburg Open. Bouzkova defied the tennis odds and stunned the highly favored Frenchwoman in straight sets on Sunday.
Marie Bouzkova is a Wimbledon quarterfinalist!
She beat Caroline Garcia with a stunning performance, 7-5 6-2 ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/JtjTiFYxix
— Mario Boccardi (@marioboc17) July 3, 2022
Ons Jabeur vs Marie Bouzkova Head-to-Head
This is the first meeting between Jabeur and Bouzkova on the WTA Tour.
Ons Jabeur vs Marie Bouzkova Tennis Betting Verdict
Interestingly, Bouzkova is not the only player to have donned Cinderella slippers at Wimbledon. The second quarterfinal in the bottom half of the draw features another unlikely matchup between two longshot contenders – Tatjana Maria and Julia Niemeier.
It’s more likely than not that Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarussian players impacted the draw unfolding in this unexpected way. For these unlikely beneficiaries, such as Bouzkova, it’s an amazing opportunity and an experience that they won’t forget.
Bouzkova, quite rightly, is the considerable underdog going into the quarterfinals with Jabeur. BetUS tips the Czech rising star at +290 to win outright.
It will take something extraordinary for Bouzkova to defeat Jabeur. The Tunisian is playing inspired tennis and her form is peaking at the perfect time. (Fun fact:, Jabeur leads the WTA Tour with the most wins over the last two seasons, one more than Swiatek.)
82 – Ons #Jabeur is the female player with the most wins in the WTA Tour over the last two seasons (82, one more than Iga Swiatek – 48 in 2021 and 34 in 2022). Super.@WTA @WTA_insider #Wimbledon2022 #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/RpJZsXmgRk
— OptaAce (@OptaAce) July 3, 2022
Jabeur, priced at -350 on the moneyline to win, is probably the smart play here. However, the value bet may be on the games handicap.
This is a high-stakes match with the prestigious Wimby semifinal on the line. One hopes both these ladies will bring their A-game and deliver a worthy contest. As such, Bouzkova to cover at +4½ is tempting.