Naomi Osaka vs. Ana Bogdan, Roland Garros R2 Preview

Roland Garros R2: preview + prediction:
🇯🇵 (2) Naomi Osaka vs. 🇷🇴 Ana Bogdan

Naomi Osaka continues her 2021 Roland Garros campaign on Wednesday when she comes up against Romania’s Ana Bogdan. Osaka will be looking to extend her 15-match winning streak at Grand Slam events and equal her best showing at Roland Garros by reaching the third round. Meanwhile Bogdan will be aiming to reach the third round in Paris for the first time having just equalled her best performance at Roland Garros by reaching the second round fort he third time.

Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during the first round of the 2021 Roland Garros Grand Slam Tournament

Osaka’s decision to skip press conferences at Roland Garros for her mental health has been the biggest story of the tournament thus far. An unfortunate distraction for Osaka, a move that has blown up in her face given all of the negative responses to her decision. The 4-time major champion dealt with the pressure well enough in her opening round win on Sunday as she defeated Maria Patricia Tig 6-4 7-6. Osaka was certainly not at her best and displayed signs of her vulnerabilities on the red clay but was just good enough in the important moments to sneak through. Meanwhile, Bogdan cruised into the second round in Paris with an easy 6-1 6-3 victory over Italian qualifier Elisabetta Cocciaretto.

Osaka was pushed by Tig in the opening round, but it never felt like Tig was quite good enough to beat Osaka, despite the Japanese players vulnerabilities at Roland Garros. Expect it to be a different story on Wednesday, Bogdan is tougher than Tig, and will ask more questions of Osaka. Bogdan has the stamina, attitude and consistent baseline game to draw Osaka into extended rallies, a situation where Osaka’s patience and movement on the red dirt will be tested. Furthermore, the continuing saga surrounding Osaka’s decision to skip press conferences is surely acting as a distraction for the second seed, the outside noise will only amplify her insecurities at this event.

Got to like Bogdan’s odds in this situation, the value is with the Romanian. Osaka is not the same player on clay, she is yet to adapt her game to this surface. Bogdan is very comfortable on clay and isn’t afraid of the big stage, the scene is set for an upset.

Tip: Ana Bogdan – 2 units @ $3.68 (Pinnacle)

St. Petersburg / Monterrey Day 1 Betting Analysis

WTAADDICT – St. Petersburg / Monterrey Day 1

St. Petersburg R1: Ana Bogdan vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich

The opening match of the 2021 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy features two players desperate for a win at this level. Bogdan has a modest 4-4 win/loss record in 2021, whilst Sasnovich has a 4-5 record this year. Both are currently hovering around 100 in the world because of their disappointing results which stretch back for a couple of years now.

I feel there is some value with Bogdan here as a slight outsider, the Romanian is the more solid and reliable of the pair, you generally know what you will get from Bogdan, the same can’t be said for Sasnovich, especially in her current state. Bogdan has lost to some tough opponents this year (Barty, Collins & Vondrousova) and is playing better than her results suggest. In a match-up where both are unlikely to be at their best, the greater consistency and margin to the Bogdan game should give her the edge in this one.

Pick: Ana Bogdan – 3 units @ $2.1 (bet365)

Monterrey R1: Leylah Fernandez vs. CoCo Vandeweghe

CoCo Vandeweghe’s return to the WTA Tour ended in 3-set loss to Mihaela Buzarnescu last week in Guadalajara, it was the American’s first competitive match in just over 12 months. It was a messy match, riddled with errors. Vandeweghe looks set for another opening round setback when she faces Leylah Fernandez in the opening round in Monterrey, another lefty, but an even better player than Buzarnescu.

Fernandez has the type of game to make life very tough for a rusty Vandeweghe. The former US Open finalist is way off her best level, she is horribly inconsistent at the moment. Vandeweghe’s backhand is a weakness, playing a lefty is a problem for her, Fernandez will use angles, different spins and paces to draw a heap of errors from Vandeweghe. Expect Fernandez to win this quite comfortably.

Pick: Leylah Fernandez – 5 units @ $1.4 (Pinnacle)

WTA 250 Guadalajara – Final Preview

WTA 250 Guadalajara – Final

(4) Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. (wc) Eugenie Bouchard

Form: Eugenie Bouchard is a totally unexpected finalist in Guadalajara. It would have seemed reasonable for the Canadian to bomb out in the opening round after arriving from France just one day before her opening match. Bouchard has played at a decent level, higher than expected, though it must be said that she has had a lot of help from her opponents to get to this stage. None of her opponents have played great tennis, in fact most of them played quite poorly. Sorribes Tormo will be a big step up in opposition for the Canadian, one that will make the Canadian work for every single point, no gifts here. Sorribes Tormo has been extremely solid all tournament and heads into her first ever WTA final fresh from an impressive straight set win over Marie Bouzkova.

H2H: Sorribes Tormo won the only previous meeting between the pair, a 7-6 6-3 victory in 2017. That match was also played on a hard court in Mexico, in Monterrey.

Analysis: I’m going to side with the Spaniard here. I don’t think Bouchard can consistently play at a high enough level to get the better of such a solid opponent, especially under pressure in a final. Bouchard hasn’t played a solid baseline player all tournament, each of her previous opponents have hit a heap of unforced errors, that isn’t going to happen here. Sorribes Tormo plays with the right mix of consistency and versatility to make life very tough for Bouchard, the odds are well and truly against Bouchard winning a 5th match in 5 days.

Pick: Sorribes Tormo – 5 units @ $1.72 (bet365)

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WTA1000 Dubai – SF Betting Analysis

WTA 1000 – Dubai – SF betting analysis

(9) Garbine Muguruza vs. (10) Elise Mertens

Muguruza and Mertens are two of the hottest players throughout the first couple of months of the 2021 season. Muguruza holds a 17-4 head-to-head record in 2021 whilst Mertens has amassed an impressive 12-1 record. The pair both enter this clash battle hardened having both come from a set down in their quarter-final victories. Muguruza overcame a red-hot Aryna Sabalenka 3-6 6-3 6-2, whilst Mertens saved 3 match points in her 5-7 7-5 6-0 win over an in-form Jessica Pegula. This will surprisingly be the first H2H encounter between Muguruza and Mertens in over 4 years, the Spaniard won that match 6-2 0-6 3-6 over an inexperienced Mertens at the US Open in 2016.

I think the slight value is with the Belgian in this semi-final. Muguruza is the rightful favourite but Mertens is very capable in this match-up, she has the right mix of power, defense and versatility to really push the Spaniard. Plus, Mertens heads into this match with essentially nothing to lose given she probably should have been out of the tournament yesterday, often players respond well to winning from match points down. Muguruza has mainly been playing fellow aggressive players in her last few events (Sabalenka X2, Kvitova, Kudermetova, Anisimova), Mertens will present a different challenge, a tougher challenge for the Spaniard, one of the best counterpunchers on tour.

Pick: Elise Mertens – 2 units @ $3.03 (Pinnacle)

Barbora Krejcikova vs. Jil Teichmann

An unexpected semi-final match-up sees Krejcikova and Teichmann both competing in their first SF at this level, a huge opportunity for both to reach a 1000 level final. Both players have stormed into the final 4 without dropping a single set. Not only have the pair not dropped a set, but they have also barely been troubled, Krejcikova has dropped just 11 games in her last 3 matches, whilst Teichmann has only once conceded more than 3 games in a set. Krejcikova easily defeated Teichmann 6-3 6-2 in their only previous meeting, a qualifying match in Ostrava late last year, there will be much more at stake on this occasion.

Key signs are pointing to a Krejcikova victory here. Can’t ignore Krejcikova’s dominant win in their only previous match, given it was also on a hard court, and not too long ago. Krejcikova has been steadily improving and seems ready to make the biggest final of her career. The Czech hasn’t deviated from her solid level all tournament. On a hard court, the consistent but aggressive flat hitting of Krejcikova wins in this match-up more often than not. Some value with Krejcikova as just a slight favourite.

Pick: Barbora Krejcikova – 3 units @ $1.78 (Pinnacle)

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WTA Dubai Day 4 – Betting Analysis

WTA 1000 – Dubai – Day 4 betting analysis

(6) Belinda Bencic vs. Anastasia Potapova

Bencic is being underrated by the bookmakers once again. I would rate Bencic a comfortable favourite in this match-up. Bencic made a bad start to the season, probably why she is being underrated, but Bencic has started to turn things around, a run to the final in Adelaide a few weeks ago has kick-started a form reversal. Bencic claimed a hard-fought 3 set win over Veronika Kudermetova in her opening match of the tournament, a very similar opponent to Potapova, in terms of playing style. Potapova is a streaky player, she is capable but probably only wins in a match-up like this 2 out of 10 times at this stage of her young career. Bencic likes these matchups, she absorbs and redirects pace extremely well, she had the perfect practise for this match-up yesterday against Kudermetova. Bencic easily defeated Potapova in their only previous meeting, a 6/2 6/1 win in Toronto in 2019. Bencic is a former champion in Dubai, having won the event two years ago, a classy player, starting to gain momentum, willing to back her strongly in these circumstances.

Pick – Belinda Bencic – 10 units @ $1.8 (bet365)

Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Barbora Krejcikova

Kuznetsova hasn’t been making much noise lately but that is beginning to change, a pair of notable wins for the Russian sees her enter this match with momentum on her side. Kuznetsova came from 3-5 down in the deciding set to beat Wang Qiang in the opening round before upsetting the top seeded Elina Svitolina from a set down. In this type of form Kuznetsova is very much capable of defeating Krejcikova.

Pick: Svetlana Kuznetsova – 2 units @ $2.37 (bet365)
(2) Karolina Pliskova vs. Jessica Pegula

Pegula is in great form, no doubt, but all good things must come to an end. Pliskova has consistently been in the top 10 for reason, she is usually successful against these types of players, that wasn’t the case when the pair met last week in Doha, Pegula won easily, hence why the American heads into this match as the favourite. However, things are unlikely to play out the same way here. Pliskova is a former champion in Dubai and usually plays well at this event, she will be determined to avoid back-to-back defeats to Pegula and is good enough to adjust and get it done here, worth a shot at these odds.

Pick: Karolina Pliskova – 2 units @ $2.3 (bet365)
(3) Aryna Sabalenka vs. (15) Anett Kontaveit

Sabalenka made an unconvincing start to the tournament in her win over Alize Cornet, her level has seemingly dropped over the last few weeks where she lost a couple of matches in a row in disappointing fashion. Kontaveit is quietly building a solid run of form, highlighted by a big win over an in-form Jennifer Brady in Doha last week. Kontaveit has claimed a pair of comfortable straight set wins this week and is very much capable of beating Sabalenka if she is slightly off her game, which seems to be a likely enough scenario.

Pick: Anett Kontaveit – 2 units @ $2.62 (bet365)

Dubai Day 3 – Betting Analysis

WTA 1000 – Dubai – Day 3 betting analysis

(2) Karolina Pliskova vs. Anastasija Sevastova

Sevastova holds a 2-1 head-to-head record over Pliskova and looms as a tricky first-up opponent for the second seed in Dubai. Pliskova’s form over the last few months and even going back over the last year has been not been convincing, consistently losing in matches where she is favoured to win. This could be another one of those matches. Sevastova’s versatile game is problematic for Pliskova, that has proven to be the case in the past. Sevastova won their most recent meeting in straight sets, that was back in 2017 on clay in Madrid, a while ago but it highlights the problems Pliskova can have here. Sevastova’s recent from has been bad, but she has recently shown some signs that she could be turning things around, it is the Latvian who heads into this match with nothing much to lose, which could also work in her favour.

Pick: Anastasija Sevastova H2H – 3U @ $3.75 (bet365)
(6) Belinda Bencic vs. Veronika Kudermetova

Bencic wins in this match-up more often than not, I believe… she is a class above Kudermetova and always has been. Granted, the H2H advantage is actually in favour of Kudermetova, but I think that is misleading. Bencic is more solid and usually does well in these matchups against big, flat hitters. Bencic absorbs and redirects pace better than just about anyone on tour, that comes in handy in this match-up against Kudermetova who strikes the ball very hard and flat. Bencic made a slow start to the year but showed signs of a form reversal with a run to the final in Adelaide. Bencic is a former champion in Dubai, winning the tournament in 2019, a surface that suits her game well. Surprised to see Kudermetova starting as the favourite here.

Pick: Belinda Bencic H2H – 6U @ $2.1 (bet365)
(12) Marketa Vondrousova vs. Cori Gauff

Gauff is consistently overrated by bookmakers, it has been that way for a while. The value almost always with her opponent, good value with Vondrousova here who should be able to get the job done. Vondrousova is a smart player and is starting to find some good form, she has the solid, versatile game to pick on the weaknesses of Gauff. Vondrousova has a great return of serve, previously ranked at the very top of the tour, while the Gauff serve is very vulnerable, this could be a key factor in this match-up with Vondrousova continually putting pressure on the Gauff serve.

Pick: Marketa Vondrousova H2H – 6U @ $1.8 (bet365)

(3) Aryna Sabalenka vs. Alize Cornet

Sabalenka has lost 2 matches in a row, a position she isn’t used to these days. Sabalenka therefore comes into this match under a bit of pressure, a tough opponent awaits her. Cornet is an awkward opponent for Sabalenka, drop shots, slice, different spins and paces will be used by Cornet to try and draw errors from Sabalenka. Cornet has a history of pulling off surprises in these types of matches and seemingly has a decent chance here with Sabalenka playing her first match of the tournament after receiving a bye in the opening round. Worth a shot at these odds.

Pick: Alize Cornet H2H – 3U @ $5 (bet365)

^ based on a 10-unit betting system.

Petra Kvitova vs. Garbine Muguruza, Doha Final Preview

🇶🇦 Qatar Total Open, Doha – Final Preview + Prediction:
🇨🇿 (4) Petra Kvitova vs. 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza

Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza go head-to-head in Saturday’s Qatar Total Open final, a rematch of the 2018 championship match in Doha. It was Kvitova who emerged victorious in Qatar in 2018 and in each of their last 4 meetings. However, it is Muguruza who has been one of the most consistent performers in 2021 and therefore enters this clash as the favourite despite her poor record in this match-up.

Kvitova and Muguruza arrived in Doha in contrasting form. Kvitova had a disappointing Australian summer, defeated by Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the Melbourne warm-up event before losing to Sorana Cirstea in the second round of the Australian Open. Conversely, Muguruza arrived in Doha fresh from a strong showing in Australia, but with unfished business to attend to. The Spaniard reached the final in the Melbourne summer series event, losing to Ash Barty, before reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open, succumbing to eventual champion Naomi Osaka from double match point up. Both Kvitova and Muguruza have overcome difficult opponents on route to the final this week, both are in great shape heading into Saturday’s finale.

Petra Kvitova’s route to the final:
R1: BYE
R2: def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 6-3
QF: def. Anett Kontaveit 6-3 3-6 6-2
SF: def. Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-4
Garbine Muguruza’s route to the final:
R1: def. Veronika Kudermetova 6-2 7-6
R2: def. (3) Aryna Sabalenka 6-2 6-7 6-3
QF: def. Maria Sakkari 6-3 6-1
SF: def. (8) Victoria Azarenka WALKOVER

Kvitova holds a 4-1 head-to-head record over Muguruza. It was Muguruza who won the first meeting between the pair, a 3-set win at the WTA Finals in 2015, Kvitova has won all 4 matches since then, the last 3 were all on a hard court, 2 in straight sets, but most recently a 3-6 6-3 6-4 win in the Doha final in 2018.

Expecting a tight, high quality final. Muguruza’s recent form is stronger but Kvitova has the head-to-head edge. I’m going to side with Muguruza here, she has been impressive over the last month and I don’t believe this is necessarily a bad match-up for the Spaniard despite the negative head-to-head record. If anything, Muguruza should enjoy playing a lefty, her strong backhand gives her an edge in these matchups. Muguruza has shown in recent times that she has the game to handle top level, powerful opponents, a win over the red-hot Sabalenka this week and almost beating Naomi Osaka in Melbourne are proof of that. Kvitova’s form is still questionable despite her run to the final this week, playing an in-form Muguruza is a big step up in opposition.

Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to defeat Petra Kvitova in 3 sets

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Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin, Roland Garros Final Preview

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?? Iga Swiatek vs. ?? (4) Sofa Kenin

After a whacky couple of weeks in Paris we are left with a blockbuster championship match at Roland Garros when Iga Swiatek comes up against Sofia Kenin. Swiatek has stormed into her first major final without dropping a set, the Pole’s dominance throughout the last fortnight means she will enter this final as the favourite. Kenin has been here before, the reigning Australian Open champion has overcome some stern tests in Paris and has her eyes set on a second major title in 2020. This will be the first career meeting between the pair, who will prevail?

Iga Swiatek’s pathway to the final:

R1: d. (15) Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-2
R2: d. Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1 6-4
R3: d. Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2
R4: d (1) Simona Halep 6-1 6-2
QF: d. (Q) Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1
SF: d. (Q) Nadia Podoroska 6-2 6-1

Sofia Kenin’s pathway to the final:

R1: d. Ludmilla Samsonova 6-4 3-6 6-3
R2: d. Ana Bogdan 3-6 6-3 6-2
R3: d. (Q) Irina Bara 6-2 6-0
R4: d. Fiona Ferro 2-6 6-2 6-1
QF: d. Danielle Collins 6-4 4-6 6-0
SF: d. (7) Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5

Iga Swiatek has been dominant, the 19-year-old hasn’t dropped more than 4 games in a single set on route to the final. The Pole has conceded an average of just under 2 games per set all tournament. It should be noted that the last 8 women who reached a major final having not dropped more than 4 games in a set went on to lose in the final, a record that dates back to 1978. It should also be noted that Swiatek enters her first Grand Slam final on the back of facing 2 qualifiers in a row, that’s surely not ideal preparation for a maiden Grand Slam final, especially considering neither of those opponents tested Swiatek in the slightest.

Sofia Kenin is the only woman to reach 2 major finals in 2020, the American hasn’t been as dominant as Swiatek on route to the final in Paris, but she has overcome some strong opponents and tough situations. Most notably Kenin was able to overcome a red-hot Fiona Ferro in the fourth round, from a set down, in front of a vocal French crowd. Kenin booked her spot in the final with a tough straight set win over Petra Kvitova, a significant win given how well the American played in the tight moments against a proven champion.

I’m going to side with Sofia Kenin. History is against Swiatek, with good reason. Swiatek simply hasn’t been tested all tournament, there have been no tight moments for the Pole. In her first major final, against a major champion, this will be tight, there will be pressure, totally unpredicted territory for the teenager. Can she del with the pressure? We don’t know. Kenin is mentally tough, she has proven that all year, a 16-1 record at Grand Slam events in 2020, including a huge with over the top seeded Ash Barty in Melbourne and a win from a set down in the Australian Open final against Garbine Muguruza. Kenin can work her way through tough situations, as she has in Paris where she has come through 4 three set matches, twice from a set down. Kenin has the complete game: power, versatility, great movement, and most importantly a champions mentality, expect the American to be too strong here.

Prediction: Sofia Kenin to defeat Iga Swiatek in 2 sets

Elina Svitolina vs. Caroline Garcia, Roland Garros R4 Preview

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A blockbuster fourth round clash at Roland Garros on Sunday sees the 3rd seeded Elina Svitolina come up against a resurgent Caroline Garcia. It is Svitolina who heads into this clash as the favourite despite holding a problematic 1-3 head-to-head record against the Frenchwoman. Garcia has already beaten a couple of seeded opponents on route to the round of 16 and will have her eyes set on another big scalp on Day 8.

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine in action during the third round at the 2020 Roland Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament

Elina Svitolina has now won 7 matches in a row on the red dirt in France. The world number 5 arrived in Paris fresh from winning her 15th title in Strasbourg. The third seed didn’t have things easy through the first week at Roland Garros, a 7-6 6-4 win over Varvara Gracheva was followed by a 6-3 0-6 6-2 victory over Renata Zarazua. Svitolina booked her spot in the round 16 in Paris for the 4th time with a hard-fought 6-4 7-5 win over the 27th seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Caroline Garcia has flipped the script on her poor from in the lead up to her home major. Garcia started the tournament with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 upset victory over the 17th seeded Anett Kontaveit before getting the job done against Aliaksandra Sasnovich with a 7-6 6-2 win. Garcia booked her spot in the round of 16 at Roland Garros for the 3rd time with another upset win, a 1-6 6-4 7-5 win over the 16th seeded Elise Mertens. Garcia now has an opportunity to equal her best run at a major by reaching the quarterfinals, just as she did in Paris in 2017.

Caroline Garcia of France in action during the third round at the 2020 Roland Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament

Caroline Garcia has won the last 3 matches between the pair, interestingly Garcia won all 3 matches despite losing the opening set in a tiebreaker. The most recent match between the pair was in Stuttgart in 2018, Garcia won 6-7 6-4 6-2. Garcia also won a couple of tight matches over the Ukrainian at the later stages of 2017 in Beijing and at the WTA Finals.

I’m going to side with Svitolina despite her negative record against Garcia. Svitolina was beaten by Garcia’s absolute best tennis in their 3 previous matches, all of which took place in favourable conditions for the Frenchwoman at a time where Garcia was in career best form. On this occasion a heavy clay court will give Svitolina more opportunity to get into extended rallies and to grind down her opponent. The conditions also give Svitolina more of an opportunity to pass Garcia at the net. Svitolina has defeated several big hitters over the last few weeks, wins over Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina and Ekaterina Alexandrova are great preparation for the heavy hitting for will face against Garcia. Svitolina is too solid to make the same mistake for the 4th time in a row.

Prediction: Elina Svitolina to defeat Caroline Garcia in 3 sets

Simona Halep vs. Iga Swiatek, Roland Garros R4 Preview

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Simona Halep and Iga Swiatek will meet at the round of 16 stage at Roland Garros for the second year in a row. Halep thrashed Swiatek 6-1 6-0 in 2019 and will be a strong favourite to claim another commanding when they meet again 12 months later in Paris. Halep is the form player on tour, whilst Swiatek is a player on the rise, an interesting match-up, has Swiatek improved enough to pull off the upset?

Simona Halep of Romania in action during the third round at the 2020 Roland Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament

Simona Halep has won 17 matches in a row. The top seed stormed through the opening week in Paris without dropping a set, a 6-4 6-0 win over Sara Sorribes Tormo, followed by a 6-3 6-4 win over Irina-Camelia Begu eased Halep into the tournament. The reigning Wimbledon champion produced an extremely impressive performance to secure her spot in the round of 16 when she smashed Amanda Anisimova 6-0 6-1 in less than hour, avenging her shock loss to the American at the quarter-final stage of last year’s event.

Iga Swiatek is into the round of 16 at a major for the third time, a promising record for the 19-year-old. Swiatek also cruised through the first week in Paris without dropping a set. The Pole started the tournament with a 6-1 6-2 win over the 15th seeded Marketa Vondrousova before beating Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1 6-4. Swiatek booked a rematch with Halep thanks to a commanding 6-3 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard. Clay is the Pole’s preferred surface, a surface she will win many matches on over the next decade.

Iga Swiatek of Poland in action during the third round at the 2020 Roland Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament

The only previous match between the pair was Halep’s 6-1 6-0 victory at Roland Garros last year.

I’m going to side with Halep here. Halep absolutely overwhelmed Swiatek 12 months ago in Paris and heads into this match in top form. Swiatek has undoubtedly improved over the last 12 months, but not enough to seriously challenge the top seed when they meet again on Sunday. Swiatek doesn’t have the power to consistently hit through Halep and she doesn’t have the consistency or stamina to outlast the Romanian from the baseline. Halep is too solid at the moment.

Prediction: Simona Halep to defeat Iga Swiatek in 2 sets