BNP Paribas Open, ??? Indian Wells QF Prediction
?? (1) Simona Halep vs ?? Petra Martic
This should be a good match-up for Halep on this surface. I doubt that Martic has the weapons to consistently trouble Halep on the slow hard courts in Indian Wells. A key factor in this match-up is that Halep has far greater stamina which should become an issue for Martic at some stage. Now that Halep is into the business end of the tournament she is likely to raise her level as she seeks a second title in Indian Wells. Petra Martic will be playing in one of the biggest matches of her career and has a tendency to tighten up in these situations. Halep is stronger than Martic in most departments and is far more experienced at this level whilst also being favoured by the surface, all signs point to a Halep win.