The tip for the match Simona Halep vs Irina Begu, which will be played on Wednesday, after 12 o’clock, in the second round at Roland Garros, you can read at the end of the analysis.
Simona, world number 2, easily beat Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spain, 70) in the first round, 6-4, 6-0.
Irina (72 WTA) eliminated Jil Belen Teichmann (Switzerland, 54), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
It’s very cold in Paris, it was 13 degrees Celsius, and Halep said it’s hard to play tennis in such conditions.
It will be, however, 16-17 degrees on Wednesday.
Simona Halep: Team form, news and statistics
Simona is going through an incredible shape. She has 15 unbeaten matches in a row in 2020, of which the last 11 on slag, she winning the last 3 tournaments in which she participated: Dubai in February, Prague in August and Rome in September!
In the first round match, with Sorribes Tormo, it was harder, entering the game at 2-4 in the first set.
From here he took no less than 12 balls in a row, ending the match with 6-4, 6-0!
It was a good training and I think Simona will raise her level even more, from match to match.
The first service came from the first game, it no longer needs running in: a percentage of 81%!
“Mentally it’s difficult to play with someone from the same country, but when I enter the field everything changes.
It’s even more difficult with Irina because we are friends, she is a special person.
Simona’s goal is, clearly, to win Roland Garros at this edition.
Irina Begu: Team form, news and statistics
Irina passed in the first round a better ranked player, the Swiss Teichmann, after a pretty good game.She managed to stay in position and not fall mentally, as she did many times, when her opponent equalized her in sets.
Begu had a good season, culminating with that semifinal in Prague, in the company of Simona.
And he didn’t play badly in that match.
In the last tournament in which she participated, in Rome, Irina arrived on the table after two victories in the qualifications and then passed a round, being clearly defeated by Johanna Konta, 6-0, 6-4.
“We are the same generation, we played together many times.
I remember the selections, I remember when I played right in Mamaia, I think a final, an ITF tournament, at the Idu club.
There were many matches, I have beautiful memories “, said Irina Begu in a video conference in Paris.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Simona Halep vs Irina Begu
There were 5 direct matches for seniors, all won by Halep.
Begu took only one set in the 5 confrontations, in Madrid, in 2016.
They also met twice in the juniors, when there were also Simona’s victories.
The last confrontation between the two was played on August 15 this year, in the semifinals in Prague, when Simona won after a very balanced first set: 7-6 (2), 6-3.
Halep and Begu meet for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Irina Begu
I rely primarily on the last direct match, in Prague, when Irina played very well, especially in the first set, lost in the tie-break.
It was 7-6, 6-3 for Simona. I think that even now, still on the slag, Begu will try to give a good reply.
For the bet to be a winner, we need the outsider to win at least three balls in one set and two in the other, ie a 6-3, 6-2.
Bet Tips: +7.5 Begu handicap balls