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Clara Tauson v Ons Jabeur: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Tunisian world number eight Ons Jabeur is a three-time Grand Slam runner-up and she will be hoping that she can call upon those past experiences in her French Open fourth-round clash with Clara Tauson.

None of those major finals have come in Paris, with two of those runner-up efforts coming in back-to-back years at Wimbledon, but Jabeur did reach the quarter-final here last season.

In fact, this is the fourth time that the Tunisian has made the fourth round of the French Open whereas unseeded Danish youngster Tauson is featuring at this stage of a Grand Slam for the first time.

Tauson is currently the world number 72, although the 21-year-old is a precocious talent who is capable of climbing up the rankings in the coming seasons.

Jabeur is rated a slight favourite at 4/6, with Tauson a 6/5 chance to send the eighth seed crashing out.

Clara Tauson v Ons Jabeur betting tips and predictions

Ons Jabeur to win - 4/6

While Tauson is a player of immense potential and one day capable of challenging for Grand Slam silverware, this looks a tough ask for her against a seasoned professional such as Jabeur.

Tauson has dealt particularly well with a tricky set of opponents and her victories over 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and 2020 runner-up Sofia Kenin show she can not be taken lightly.

But both of those players are inconsistent and in patchy form, whereas Jabeur rarely fails to deliver on the biggest stage.

The Tunisian is a three-time Grand Slam runner-up and she was a quarter-finalist in the French capital last season, when she narrowly lost out in a three-set epic with Beatriz Haddad Maia.

This is the fourth time she is appearing in the last 16 on the Parisian dirt whereas this is the furthest Tauson has ever gone in a Grand Slam event, with her losing to Elina Avanesyan in the third round last year.

That all suggests that Jabeur should be too streetwise for the 21-year-old Dane, who has been using the Challenger Tour to build up some confidence.

So the eighth seed looks to represent excellent value at 4/6 and she did win 6-4 6-4 in the only previous meeting between these players, although that came on a hard court nearly four years ago.

Jabeur has dropped only one set on her way to the fourth round and her 6-4 7-6 win over the dangerous Leylah Fernandez last time out shows that she is in excellent form.

The Tunisian is a five-time winner on the WTA Tour, with two of those successes coming on the clay, so she should be able to advance to the quarter-final under these conditions.

Ons Jabeur over 4.5 breaks of serve - 5/6

Breaks of serve are a common occurrence in the women’s game and there should be plenty between two players that like to play on the front foot.

With that in mind and Jabeur fancied to prevail, taking her to break the Dane five or more times makes plenty of appeal, especially with three sets a strong possibility.

In Tauson’s last two matches, she has been broken eight times with Ostapenko stealing her serve six times and Kenin doing so twice.

But considering Tauson defeated Kenin 6-2 7-5, it is impressive that the American even managed to break her, showing that Jabeur should get plenty of joy if she stays patient.

Jabeur has broken serve 13 times across her three matches and there is every hope she can break the Dane five times or more, something which should be assured if the contest goes the distance.

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Clara Tauson v Ons Jabeur odds

Clara Tauson - 6/5
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