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Marion Bartoli backs Ons Jabeur ahead of Simona Halep to win the 2022 Wimbledon

Ons Jabeur gets picked ahead of Simona Halep by former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli who had predicted the Tunisian's win all along the tournament.

Marion Bartoli and Ons Jabeur

World No. 2 Ons Jabeur is into her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final as she defeated Marie Bouzkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Jabeur has been in tremendous form this season and came to Wimbledon with a Tour title on grass as well and certainly has used the experience to inch closer to her maiden Grand Slam title.


Jabeur was a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon last year and has certainly been playing as one of the title contenders right from the beginning of the tournament. Ons had not dropped a set till her quarter-final match and has been putting in great commanding performances to inch closer to her maiden Grand Slam title. Having already become the World No. 2, the title in Wimbledon will be a big boost to her ranking and her aim of becoming the World No. 1.

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“Ons Jabeur is playing great:” Marion Bartoli

Ons Jabeur

Marion Bartoli, a former World No. 7 and currently playing in the Invitational Doubles at Wimbledon 2022 as she was the singles champion in 2013, recently talked about her pick for the title this year and who will be the two ladies fighting in the finals to take the Venus Rosewater Dish home.

“Ons Jabeur is playing great tennis. She was my pick to win the Wimbledon title. I think Simona Halep has been extremely impressive, the way she won against Badosa was really quite something. Those two should be the ones going through to the final but in this year’s championship there have been so many upsets you never know,” said Bartoli speaking with Ubitennis.

Ons will take on Tatjana Maria in the semi-finals while Halep, the former World No. 1 and Wimbledon champion in 2019, will take on Elena Rybakina with both matches scheduled on Center Court on Day 11 of the Championships this year.

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