Simona Halep vs. Belinda Bencic, Dubai QF Prediction

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Simona Halep will be out to continue her recent run of good form when she takes on Belinda Bencic at the quarter-final stage of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday evening. Halep is rightfully a strong favourite heading into this match, however there is one concern for the former number 1 heading into this match.

Halep is in great form. The Romanian has won 10 of her last 12 matches and is seemingly full of confidence right now. However, it has been a long couple of weeks for Halep after she helped guide Romania past the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup then reached the final in Doha, now she is eyeing another deep run in Dubai. Fatigue is undoubtedly a factor but I think Halep is playing well enough to get through an opponent like Bencic without it being too much of an issue. Halep does everything better than Bencic and is clearly a class above, she should again be able to get through this one without it getting too physical.

Prediction: Simona Halep to defeat Belinda Bencic in 2 sets