Elina Svitolina is on her first semifinals in a Grand Slam tournament, while Simona has her 2nd Wimbledon final after her loss in 2014 against Eugenie Bouchard.Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina meet for the 8th time in her career, this time on the grass in the All England Club semifinals. The stakes are huge, with the winner going for the first time in the prestigious London tournament final.
🎾 The form of players and the latest direct results
- Last date: 15.02.2019 Halep vs Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4
- Form Elina Svitolina (last 5 games): W W W W W
- Form Simona Halep (last 5 games): W W W W W
Currently, WTA’s 8th place in the WTA standings, Elina Svitolina, is trying to get to the exceptional form last season, which led her to the 3rd place, her tennis being a very solid one.This season, it was noted in the hard season, reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the Wimbledon tournament semifinals, while Roland Garros was defeated in the third round.The Wimbledon tournament brought him the best result in a Grand Slam tournament so far, being the first semi-final of his career.
Downed to No. 7 in the WTA rankings, Simona Halep crosses a fairly bad season for his standings, with no tournament earned until this part of the season.It will surely climb the tournament after this tournament, having achieved remarkable performances so far, with important victories in players such as Victoria Azarenka or Mihaela Buzarnescu, losing a single set throughout the tournament.It is very well placed before the semi-final against Elin Svitolina, starting with the first chance on this surface against Ukrainians, players who did not have a constant season until this tournament.
🎾 Direct meetings
The two players have met so far 8 times, the score being equal, 4-4, and the last 4 matches were won by Elina Svitolina.
🎾 Advanced and statistics
Inspired by Gael Monfils, Elina Svitolina makes a sensational tournament, managing to hit the semifinals for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament just where it seemed to have the slightest chances on the grass at Wimbledon.The Ukrainian sent them home during the 10 days of the competition to Gavrilova, Gasparyan, Sakkari, Martic and Muchova, losing just 2 sets. We can say that he also had a lot of chances in the second round, suffering the injury of the Russian Gasparyan to 1-0 in sets for this, things not good at all for Svitolina at that time. But, as Simona himself said, it matters to get into the semifinals, it does not matter how, but just being there.It will be the first encounter against Halep on the grass and the 8th in the direct history of the two players. The score is favorable to the Ukrainians, who lead by 4-3.
Without much anticipation before the London tournament, Simona is slightly surprising in the semi-finals, equaling her performance in 2014 when she was eliminated by Genie Bouchard.Halep raised the level of game play to match, the second part of the quarterfinals match against Chinese Zhang being really sensational, perhaps the best tennis sequence shown by the romanian this season.Throughout the 5 games played so far, Simona lost one set in the second round against Fed Cup compatriot and colleague Mihaela Buzarnescu, but it has surpassed them in a minimum of sets, in order, Sasnovich, Azarenka, Gauff and Zhang.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Elina Svitolina vs Simona Halep
The player in Ukraine has a considerable moral advantage in front of romance, winning the last 4 straight games, but until this tournament the shape of Eline was mediocre, with no notable results. I’m counting on a balanced match between the two big-fight players, which will be decided with a high number of games, most likely in a decisive set.
Prediction Today: Simona Halep
Halep and Svitolina showed very good tennis so far in London, with the two at this time being sensitively equal. I do not think that one can be said to be the favorite and the other is an outsider, although the odds indicate that Simona is the bookmakers’ favorite for the final.
Bet Tips: Over 19.5 games