Shenzhen Open R1 Prediction
(1) ?? Simona Halep vs ?? Nicole Gibbs
Simona Halep should begin her 2018 season with a comfortable victory. I expect this to be a one-sided score. This is a really bad match-up for Gibbs, the American is solid and consistent from the baseline but coming up against Halep, she will struggle to find answer’s against the world number 1. Halep does everything better than Gibbs, the American has no weapons that can hurt Simona. Notably, Caroline Wozniacki thrashed Gibbs 6-1 6-0 in Auckland last year, I think it will be a similarly difficult task for Gibbs against Halep where she will face the same problems. A focused Halep will win this easily.