The Melbourne tournament debuts with a difficult game for Simona Halep, and she will meet her on the first place in the last season at the US Open, the Estonian Kaia Kanepi. It is a match for the Romanians in a match that will take place on Tuesday evening, starting at 10:00 in the morning in Romania and can be watched live on Eurosport 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.
This year he played only one match against Ashleigh Barty and even despite the defeat in a minimum of sets, Simone Halep’s game was solid and his confidence is high, considering the lumbar pain disappeared.
The 33-year-old Estonia player is currently ranked 70th in the WTA standings.
In the 2018 season, he was on the US Open tournament, where he came to the finals of the finals, the Brisbane tournament, where he played quarter-finals.
He has a seat 3 in the previous season in Melbourne, but Kaia Kanepi has not played an official match at the US Open, her form being unsafe at this time.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Kaia Kanepi
Both players suffered injuries at the end of the last season, lacking a long period in the circuit, and for Simona Halep this is a good time for the US Open rematch.
Taking into account Simona’s statements about lack of back pain and confidence in the game, I consider Simona Halep the favorite of this meeting, she having a final set last season, when she played an exceptional tennis.
Even though Simona says she is playing this tour without any pressure, I’m setting a pretty long tour in this tour, despite the extremely difficult painting, and a pretty clear victory is expected in the first round to have a high morale in the next tours.
Prediction Today: Simona Halep -2.5 games