Ons Jabeur hitting a return to her opponent during a tennis match.

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur plays a return to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during the women’s singles quarterfinals match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

  • Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur will face each other in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open
  • This will be the fourth meeting, and second meeting this year between the two
  • Continue below for odds, preview, and our best bet analysis and prediction

The quarterfinals for women’s singles play at the BNP Paribas Open, also known as the Indian Wells Masters, will continue tomorrow, Thursday, October 14th. 18th seed Anett Kontaveit and 12th seed Ons Jabeur are set to take the court, time TBD.

Possibly the tightest quarterfinal that will be played, with Kontaveit the slight favorite at -115 to move on, compared to Jabeur’s -110. In a match that’s expected to be that close, where’s the best bet? Take a look below for the rest of the odds, a breakdown of how each player made it to this point in the tournament, and our best bet.

Anett Kontaveit vs Ons Jabeur BNP Paribas Open Quarterfinals Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
[18] Anett Kontaveit -0.5 (-125) -115 Ov 21.5 (-135)
[12] Ons Jabeur +0.5 (-115) -110 Un 21.5  (-105)

Odds as of October 13th at DraftKings.

Kontaveit Extends Winning Streak to Nine

25-year old Kontaveit extended her winning streak on Tuesday to nine straight matches, and 18 consecutive sets, when she defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-0, 6-2 in just over an hour.

Kontaveit was riding a high entering that match, as she had just defeated the defending champion Bianca Andreescu a day earlier. The Estonian went on to only lose eight points off her serve, and landed 75 percent of her first serves. Breaking her opponent five times helped contribute to the win.

Kontaveit is run hot right now, and her quarterfinal opponent, Jabeur, will not be an easy task, but it should be a great match.

Jabeur’s First Indian Wells Quarterfinals

On Tuesday, 27-year old Jabeur helped her chances to qualify for the WTA finals later this year, and booked her a spot in her second WTA 1000 quarterfinal of the season, and first here in Indian Wells. Prior to this year, Jabeur had never been able to make past the second round.

In her 6-2, 6-2 win over Anna Kalinskaya, Jabeur recorded 32 winners, and just 15 unforced errors, and didn’t get broken once. When landing her first serve, she managed to earn a point 83 percent of the time, and followed it up with 75 percent on her secord serve. When a player can turn around a record a decent percentage on their second serves, it can be very dangerous for their opponents.

Her Tuesday night win also became her tour-leading 47th win of the season, as she looks to extend that lead while taking on Kontaveit in the quarters.


This will be the fourth meeting between these two players, with Jabeur currently holding the head-to-head record edge 2-1. Their first meeting came way back in 2014, where Kontaveit snagged that win in straight sets, but Jabeur has been able to win the most recent two, including a win earlier this year.

Jabeur went on to beat Kontaveit during the Round of 64 in Cincinnati in three sets.

Anett Kontaveit vs Ons Jabeur Head-to-Head Stats

20 WTA Standing 14
25 Age 27
3 Career Titles 1
341/177 Career W/L 342/196
2 YTD Titles 1
32/14 YTD W/L 44/17
1 Head-to-Head Wins 2

Best Bet

This match could really go either way. Both players are playing at such a high level, and securing impressive wins. It seems like neither player has been truly tested this tournament. Yes, Kontaveit defeated Andreescu, but she still managed to win in straight sets. These two will most definitely be each other’s toughest opponent to date in Indian Wells this year.

Given the way they’ve played in this tournament, and their head-to-head history, the edge seems to be with Jabeur. But don’t be surprised if Kontaveit steals a set away, this will most likely go the distance.

Best Bet: Ons Jabeur 2-1 (+295)

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Hayley Graham

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