Aryna Sabalenka vs Ons Jabeur
July 6, 2021 9:15 am EDT
Second seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka will face Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. The match is scheduled to be played on Tuesday July 6th, 2021 at 9:30am EST.
A very exciting match is expected as Aryna Sabalenka meets Ons Jabeur for a spot in the Semi-Finals here at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Both women have been outstanding so far and have established themselves as two of the favorites for the title here. This will be a classic encounter between power and finesse, and it should be a classic. Who will get the win and advance to their first ever Grand Slam Semi-Final?
Aryna Sabalenka is ranked #4 in the world and is the second seed here at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. The Belarusian has been outstanding on the WTA Tour over the past few seasons, but has generally struggled at the Grand Slams. She is hoping to finally break through and win her first Major, a task that was made significantly more achievable with the withdrawals of Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep. She hasn’t had the easiest path to the Round of 16 so far, with two of her three matches going to three sets, but there are not many women left in the draw that can match her skill set and on a good day, she has the firepower to dominate everyone else in this field. She should be considered the slight favorite here against Ons Jabeur, but the Tunisian has been outstanding over the past few weeks on the grass and will be extremely dangerous here.
Ons Jabeur is ranked #24 in the word and is the 21st seed here at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. JShe is a very crafty player that has a unique all around game that is very difficult for her opponents. While she has been extremely consistent on the WTA Tour she is yet to truly break out at a Major, and this feels like the year. She has been utterly dominant so far here at Wimbledon, notably defeating Iga Swiatek in the Round of 16. After Swiatek took the first set, Jabeur rebounded nicely to dominate the final two, and while she is the underdog here against Aryna Sabalenka, it is much closer than many expect. Jabeur’s finesse will certainly cause the aggressive Sabalenka a lot of trouble, and she definitely has a great chance of winning here.
This is a tough match to call, and is a match between finesse and power. Sabalenka has tremendous firepower, and on the right day can be impossible to handle. However, Jabeur is an ultra-solid player with a game built perfectly for the grass. This will almost definitely go the distance, and either woman has a chance to win, but I am going with Sabalenka to win here. Things are just clicking for her at the moment, and once she can keep the errors low, it is unlikely that Jabeur will be able to withstand the barrage of attacking groundstrokes that are coming her way. Expect three sets in the match, with the Belarusian winning a very tight match to reach the Semis at a Grand Slam for the first time.