The first match of the return to the circuit for Simona Halep announces one extremely difficult against the host favorites, Ashleigh Barty, a player in good shape at this time. The match between the two players will take place in the morning, around 5:30 pm and can be watched live on Digisport programs.
- Simona, aged 27, is currently ranked 1st in the WTA standings of the Simple Sample.
After an exceptional 2018 season, the best of his career, with Roland Garros’ first Grand Slam victory and other major winning tournaments in the WTA Premiere category.
He suffered a back injury to the end of the year with a possible disc herniation, which made Simona suffer a series of defeats in Asian tournaments.
The match against Ashleigh Barty will be the first of the season, the Romanian announcing that he is at full capacity before the start of this tournament.
- The 22-year-old Australian player is currently ranked 15th in the WTA standings.
The previous season was a consistent one for Ashleigh Barty, with many tournaments disputed and some notable results that climbed to the highest position of his career.
The current season started very well at the Hopman Cup, where he won victories against Alize Cornet and Garbina Muguruza, while in the first round of Sydney he passed Jelena Ostapenko in two sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Ashleigh Barty
The match is expected by everyone, especially by the Romanian fans, to evaluate Simona’s game form, meeting a player in good shape with consistent results in this season’s debut.
Taking into account the direct meeting score, in which she has not lost any set in front of Australians and the craving for a long break, Simona Halep will try to play her best tennis for a good form before the Australian Open.
I will bet on a solid match made by Simona Halep, who will be able to take at least one set in front of the talented Ashleigh Barty, and if he is on a good day, he can win the game, with much needed matches played before the tournament from Melbourne.
Prediction Today: Simona Halep +1.5 sets