In the quarter finals of the Wimbledon 2021, World No. 4 and the 2nd-seeded Aryna Sabalenka will be up against World No. 24 and the 21st-seeded Ons Jabeur.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Ons Jabeur : Match Details
|Match||Aryna Sabalenka vs Ons Jabeur|
|Date||6th July, 2021|
|Venue||Wimbledon, Great Britain|
Aryna Sabalenka vs Ons Jabeur : Preview
Aryna Sabalenka reaches her first-ever Wimbledon quarter-final as she registers her 8th win at Wimbledon. Sabalenka was up against Elena Rybakina in the 4th round and won the match 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in 1 hour and 49 minutes to make it into her first-ever Grand Slam quarter-final.
Sabalenka won her 1st and 3rd round matches In straight-sets but had to battle it hard in the 2nd and 4th round clashes which she won in 3-sets. The Belarusian had a close encounter against Rybakina winning 94 points to Rybakina’s 81. Both players hit 10 aces each in what an evenly contested match on the No. 3 Court.
Ons Jabeur also advances in her first-ever Wimbledon quarter-final after defeating 2020 French Open winner Iga Swiatek in a highly contested 4th round match on the No. 2 Court. Jabeur almost looked certain to win the 1st set but a good late comeback by Iga saw the Polish youngster win the 1st set. Ons later made a strong comeback demolishing Swiatek.
Jabeur won the tie 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in 1 hour and 41 minutes to complete an incredible comeback in a tightly contested match. This will be Jabeur’s 2nd ever Grand Slam quarter-final after reaching the last-8 of the 2020 Australian Open as well.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Ons Jabeur : Head to Head
This will be the third career meeting between the duo and 1st meeting on Grass having previously met on Clay and Hardcourts. This will be their 2nd meeting of the year, having also played against each other in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Tennis Open. While Sabalenka won their 2021 clash, Ons had won their 1st ever meeting. The head-to-head is currently tied at 1-1.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Ons Jabeur : Prediction
Sabalenka has a career Grass record of 22-13 and is 6-2 on Grass for the season. She has an overall season record of 33-10 and has been in great form throughout the season. Jabeur on the other hand is 52-17 on Grass in her career and has a season record of 33-11.
With both players having an equal number of wins in nearly the same number of matches, it will be difficult to predict who will win the clash as both of them have staged good comebacks and have the potential to swing the match either way. However, looking at the numbers and Jabeur’s more experience on Grass, it seems that she will be the one to advance into the semi-finals.
Prediction: Ons Jabeur to win in 3-sets.