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2022 Wimbledon odds, women’s semifinal predictions: Tennis expert reveals Ons Jabeur vs. Tatjana Maria picks

Third-seeded Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria both seek their first appearance in a Grand Slam final when they face off on Thursday in a 2022 Wimbledon women’s singles semifinal match at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Jabeur made history on Tuesday, becoming the first Arabian woman to advance past the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event when she rallied for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Marie Bouzkova. The Tunisian now meets Maria, who never had advanced past the third round in a major during her career. The German also lost the first set in her quarterfinal match against Jule Niemeier but came away with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory.

Jabeur is a massive -800 favorite (risk $800 to win $100) to win in the latest Jabeur vs. Maria odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Maria is a +500 underdog. You also can pick whether or not Jabeur will cover the 5.5-game spread and how many games the match will last, as the over-under is set at 19.5 in the 2022 Wimbledon odds. Before making any 2022 Wimbledon picks or predictions, make sure you check out the expert tennis picks and analysis from SportsLine’s Gavin Mair.

Mair is the international women’s tennis expert who called unseeded Jelena Ostapenko (80-1) winning the 2017 French Open, Naomi Osaka (32-1) winning the 2018 U.S. Open, Bianca Andreescu (20-1) winning the 2019 U.S. Open, plus many other prescient calls. He also correctly backed Iga Swiatek to win the 2022 French Open in advance of the tournament.

Now, Mair has scrutinized the latest Wimbledon 2022 odds and released his coveted best bets. He’s sharing all of his Wimbledon picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

Ons Jabeur vs. Tatjana Maria preview

Jabeur made her first quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon last year as the 21st seed but was unable to get past Aryna Sabalenka, who posted a 6-4, 6-3 victory. The 27-year-old, who is the World No. 2, also reached the quarters in the 2020 Australian Open before falling to eventual champion Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-4. Jabeur breezed through the first four rounds of this year’s Wimbledon, winning each match in straight sets, before hitting a speed bump in the first set against Bouzkova in the quarters.

Maria and Jabeur have met three previous times, with the Tunisian winning qualifying matches for the 2014 U.S. Open and 2018 Beijing Open and the German posting a straight-sets victory in the Round of 32 at the 2017 Linz Open. Maria’s previous best showing in 48 Grand Slam events came at Wimbledon in 2015, when she lost in straight sets against Madison Keys in the third round. She is just the sixth woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals after turning 34 years old, joining Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

How to make 2022 Wimbledon women’s semifinal picks

In addition to his overall analysis, Mair has released a strong best bet on the Jabeur vs. Maria match. Be sure to see Mair’s picks and analysis before locking in your 2022 Wimbledon picks for the women’s semifinals.

Who wins Jabeur vs. Maria in the 2022 Wimbledon women’s semifinal? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see Mair’s best bets for Maria vs. Jabeur, all from the famed tennis handicapper who has crushed his Grand Slam tennis picks, and find out.

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