Shenzhen Open, R2 Prediction
(1) ?? Simona Halep vs ?? Ying-Ying Duan
I think Halep will win this match pretty comfortably. Halep’s ability to absorb and redirect the pace of Duan will put the Chinese woman under great pressure. Halep is clearly the far more consistent player and will win the majority of baseline exchanges. Duan will need to keep the rallies short and stay on the front foot. I don’t think Duan is capable to executing her game consistently enough against this opposition to cause Halep any real harm. Halep will pounce on fragile second serve of Duan and will have her own chances to diacetate. Halep should set up an exciting quarter-final clash with Sabalenka.