?? Rogers Cup, Montreal. QF Prediction
?? (1) Simona Halep vs. ?? (6) Caroline Garcia
Despite the fairly lopsided head-to-head record between the pair, I think Garcia has a great chance in Friday’s quarter-final in Montreal. Halep has won 4 of the previous 5 meetings between the pair but Garcia will still take confidence from her win over Halep in last year’s Beijing final and heads into this match in great form.
Garcia played superb tennis in her victory over Sharapova yesterday, some of the cleanest hitting I have seen from anyone all year, consistently strong play from Garcia. There is no guarantee that Garcia will replicate that on Friday but if she does then she will win this match. Halep played over 4 hours of tennis yesterday and must surely be somewhat fatigued heading into this match, she will be cautious not to push too hard with the U.S Open just around the corner. I think Halep could be ripe for the picking and Garcia is in good enough form to take advantage. Garcia played a controlled but aggressive game against Sharapova, more of the same is required against the world number 1.