Simona Halep vs Beatriz Maia Haddad, Wimbledon R2 Preview

Wimbledon ???? Day 3, R2 Match Preview:
(2) ?? Simona Halep vs ?? Beatriz Maia Haddad

Roland Garros runner-up Simona Halep will continue her 2017 Wimbledon campaign on Wednesday with a second round clash against Beatriz Maia Haddad. Halep rocketed through her opening round clash on Monday and will be a strong favourite heading into her second round match against Beatriz Maia Haddad. The Brazilian claimed her first ever Grand Slam main draw victory by defeating Laura Robson in straight sets and will face her greatest ever test when she faces the second seeded Simona Halep on day 3 of the championships.

Grass has generally been considered Halep’s least successful surface, nevertheless Halep has had a couple of good runs at SW19 and have proven she is capable of competing for the Wimbledon title. Halep made the semi-finals in 2014 and the quarter-finals last year. Halep made a strong start to her 2017 campaign, easily accounting for Maria Erakovic 6-4 6-1. Beatriz Maia Haddad also cruised through her opening round match, beating Laura Robson 6-4 6-2 to secure her first ever win in the main draw of a Grand Slam.

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This will be the first career meeting between Halep and Maia Haddad. This looks like a straightforward prospect for Halep who is clearly a couple of levels above the Brazilian. Maia Haddad has a big game, a big serve that could make this match competitive. Ultimately, Halep has far too much class, variety and experience and should come through this match pretty comfortably.

Prediction: Simona Halep to defeat Beatriz Maia Haddad in 2 sets

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