Simona Halep vs. Elina Svitolina, Rome Final Prediction

?? Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Final Prediction
?? (1) Simona Halep vs. ?? (4) Elina Svitolina

This is an even match-up and should be an exciting final but I’m going to give the slight edge to Svitolina here.

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine celebrates after winning the semi-final of the 2018 Internazionali BNL d’Italia Premier 5 tennis tournament

Firstly the H2H series favours Svitolina, the Ukrainian holds a 3-1 record over Halep and had a huge lead in the match that she lost at Roland Garros so it could easily be 4-0. Svitolina is generally very good against fellow counter-punchers whilst the same can’t always be said of Halep. Secondly, I think Svitolina is playing the slightly better tennis this week, at her best Svitolina has looked extremely good and she played a new-flawless match yesterday to beat a red-hot Kontaveit in straight sets. Thirdly, It is Svitolina who is slightly more consistent and reliable, Halep has a tendency to randomly play a poor match, especially at this stage of a tournament, Svitolina almost always gives the same high level, Svitolina is more trustworthy.

Prediction: Elina Svitolina to defeat Simona Halep in 3 sets