On Thursday morning, after 06.30 hours, the second women’s semifinal of the Australian Open 2020 is scheduled, between Simona Halep (3 WTA) from Romania and Garbine Muguruza (32 WTA) from Spain.
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◾️For 6 years in the top 10 WTA, Simona will climb next week again in second place in the WTA standings.
◾️Romanca seems more confident than ever in the possibility of obtaining a 3rd Grand Slam title, his game being at the highest level of his career.
◾️Simona’s impressive series in this tournament continued with the victory in the quarterfinals against Estonience Anett Kontaveit, which she overcame with a clear 6-1 double.
◾️The 26-year-old, originally from Venezuela, but representing Spain, is trying to elevate her position in the standings, currently occupying the 32nd position in the WTA standings.
◾️World leader in 2017, Iberian tennis did not impress in the previous season, except the Monterrey tournament, where he managed to win his trophy.
◾️Garbine Muguruza seems to regain his form with a few seasons when he won in major tournaments, managing to beat players like Elina Svitolina or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in these two weeks.
The two players have met up to 6 times so far, the score being 4-2 in favor of the player from Spain, but the last match was held at Roland Garros 2018, when Simona prevailed in minimum sets.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
◽️World number three, Simona Halep, is just one step away from her second career final in ◽️Melbourne, where she is present for the tenth consecutive year on the main table of the Australian Open.
◽️A year ago, tennis in our country stopped in the sixteenth round, eliminated in three sets, score 1-6, 6-4, 4-6 by Serena Williams.
◽️Prepared by the couple Darren Cahill / Artemon-Apostu Efremov, Simona managed an impeccable journey in the current edition of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, imposing herself in front of Jennifer Brady, Harriet Dart, or Yulia Putintseva.
◽️In the eighth, the former world number one passed with a 6-4 double of Belgian Elise Mertens, 17th place WTA, and in the quarter-finals phase, after 50 minutes of play, with 6-1, 6-1, Estonian Anett Kontaveit, 31st WTA.
◽️Garbine Muguruza, Iberian tennis player of Venezuelan origin, currently 32nd in the WTA standings, made a successful start in the new season, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 against Chinese Xinyu Wang, 153th WTA, in the Shenzhen Open, but he subsequently gave up, with 4-6, 3-6 in front of the world number 28, Ekaterina Alexandrova, in the phase of the semifinals of the competition equipped with total prizes worth over 650000 dollars.
◽️Present for the eighth time on the main table of the Australian Open, Muguruza surpassed on his way to the semifinals of the competition of players like Shelby Rogers (2-1 in sets), Ajla Tomljanovic, 52nd place WTA (also 2-1 in sets) , or Elina Svitolina, the 5th place in the world.
◽️In the eighth, the Caracas-born athlete prevailed in the minimum number of sets, with a 6-3 double against the Dutch Kiki Bertens (10 WTA), and in the quarters she needed an hour and a half to defeat her with 7-5 and 6- 3 on Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 30th place WTA.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▪️Simona has already climbed a position in the WTA rankings, debuting in the new year from the 4th place in the hierarchy.
▪️It is for the second time in his career when he passes the quarter-finals of the Australian Grand Slam.
▪️Last year he was awarded a single WTA trophy, the Wimbledon Grand Slam.
▪️During the five matches played in Melbourne, he didn’t give up a single set.
▪️63.8% is the percentage of points earned by Simona on the first service, at the beginning of the competitive year.
▪️In 2017 he took the chair of the world ranking, but ended the year in the second position of the hierarchy.
▪️It is for the first time that it surpasses the phase of the quarter finals of the competition.
▪️5 of the 7 trophies awarded during his professional career were conquered on the hard surface.
▪️He managed 43 aces and made 15 double mistakes during the 12 matches played earlier this year.
▪️He lost only two of the 6 duels played in Simona Halep’s company.
🎾The latest information before playing betting odds Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza.
◾️If it is to find an attribute for Simona’s game so far, it is dominant. He won all matches in the minimum set, although he also met top opponents.
◾️In the quarterfinal duel, Kontaveit passed with great ease, giving up only 2 games. Basically, we would not exaggerate if we stated that Anett was just a training partner for romance.
◾️He has a very high level of play in high-slam tournaments. He managed to win Wimbledon last year and is now aiming for victory here in Melbourne.
◾️She meets the strongest opponent so far, but her game recommends her for victory, given her excellent morale.
◾️He had two heavy matches in the first rounds, against Rogers and Tomljanovic, needing both sets of decisive set to prevail.
◾️After these two matches he found his rhythm, so he managed to get past the minimums of Svitolina, Bertens and Pavlyuchenkova.
◾️In the quarterfinal game he managed to control almost all the exchanges of balls, he won almost 50% of the points disputed on the return, showing a very effective offensive game.
◾️She is aware that she will meet candidate number 2 in the title here, so she will give the first serious test only in the semifinals, against Halep.
🎾Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza direct meetings.
▪️The two killers know each other pretty well, because they have been opponents 5 times.
▪️The score of the series is led to the Iberian limit, 3-2, all 3 wins coming on the hard.
Football Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza
Simona Halep’s game looks better than ever, full of confidence and with lots of winning shots during the meetings.
Despite the fact that the Iberian crosses an excellent form in this tournament, I consider that Simona’s level of play is too high even for this, appearing to be unstoppable in this tournament.
Despite a balanced match, I expect the Romanian to get the qualification in the last act, being the main favorite to win the trophy at the Australian Open.
Prediction Today: S. Halep
I bet on a minimum of 6 breaks between these two players in great shape.
Both impressed at the return chapter, succeeding match by match to get many break balls on the services of their opponents, converting the opportunities come at the right time.
Simona’s second ball is very vulnerable, and there Iberian will have her chances.
On the other hand, Garbine has a lower frequency at the first service and generally makes several double mistakes.
In the last direct match, Halep obtained 6 breaks and Muguruza 2, playing only 2 sets.
Bet Tips: Over 5.5 games lost on their own service