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2022 Wimbledon odds, women’s semifinal predictions: Tennis expert reveals Simona Halep vs. Elena Rybakin picks

Simona Halep aims to continue her run at Wimbledon on Thursday. Halep, the No. 16 seed, takes on Elena Rybakina in the second of two women’s semifinal matches. All eyes will be on London with high-end tennis on display. The match is set to begin at 10 a.m. ET in London, and the winner will advance to the final.

Halep is a -310 favorite (risk $310 to win $100) in the latest Halep vs. Rybakina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Rybakina getting +230 (risk $100 to win $230) as the underdog. Caesars sets the over-under for total games at 21.5, with Halep favored by 4.5 games. Before making any 2022 Wimbledon picks, 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.

Simona Halep vs. Elena Rybakina preview

Rybakina is the lesser-known of the two players, but the 23-year-old Kazakh is extremely talented. She made a run to the fourth round last year at Wimbledon, and Rybakina is a two-time WTA title winner. Her most high-profile victory in the tournament came against Bianca Andreescu in straight sets, with Rybakina losing only one set in the tournament. She overcame an opening set loss in the quarterfinal, showing resilience, and her serve is a dangerous weapon in any setting. 

Halep, the No. 16 seed, won the 2019 Wimbledon title. She is the only former grand slam champion remaining in the draw, also winning the 2018 French Open title. Halep enters on a 12-match winning streak at Wimbledon, and she defeated No. 4 seed Paula Badosa and Amanda Anisimova in the last two matches. Halep has not lost a set in the tournament, and she owns a 2-1 career edge over Rybakina, including a 2021 win at the U.S. Open.

How to make 2022 Wimbledon women’s semifinal picks

In addition to his full analysis, Mair has released two strong bets: a play on the outright winner and whether the match goes over or under 21.5 games. Be sure to see Mair’s picks and analysis before locking in your 2022 Wimbledon picks for the women’s semifinals

Who wins Halep vs. Rybakina in the 2022 Wimbledon women’s semifinal? And what other pick could lead to a big return? Visit SportsLine now to see Mair’s best bets for Rybakina vs. Halep, all from the famed tennis handicapper who has crushed his Grand Slam tennis picks, and find out.

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