???? Roland Garros, QF Prediction
?? (3) Simona Halep vs. ?? Amanda Anisimova
Simona Halep enters her quarter-final flash with Amanda Anisimova in Paris as a strong favourite to advance to the final 4 and to go on and successfully defend her title at Roland Garros. Halep has come through some tough matches to reach the final 8 stage whilst Anisimova is yet to really be challenged as she continues to break new ground in Paris. Anisimova’s form will face its strongest challenge against Halep.
I expect Halep to be too strong for the young American. Halep has been the best performer at Roland Garros over the last 6 years. This is the fourth time within the last 6 years that Halep has reached the final 8 stage in Paris, in each of the previous times Halep has reached this stage she went on to reach the final. Expect the same to happen here.
Halep has the perfect game to take down the big-hitting Anisimova on a clay court. Halep is simply the best clay court player on the WTA tour whilst I’m still not 100% convinced by Anisimova on this surface, at least not against a top level opponent. Halep’s ability to mix up the play, defend and attack at end rage all spell trouble for Anisimova in this match-up. Halep is on a mission right now and should win this match comfortably.