A difficult duel is announced for Simona Halep in the inaugural round of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, the Romanian to meet American Jennifer Brady, in a re-edition of last year’s game in Toronto.
◾️The American player currently ranks 49th in the WTA rankings, the highest career ranking, being in a significant growth of form.
◾️On the hard side he got the best results of his career, and last season was highlighted in the North American tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati, respectively in the tournament in Beijing.
◾️The current season started him excellent, reaching the quarterfinals in Brisbane, where he came from the qualifying phase, but was defeated by Czech Petra Kvitova.
◾️After a consistent 2019 season, with the Wimbledon supreme title winning, Simona starts the new year from the 4th position in the WTA standings.
◾️Besides the trophy in London, the Romanian also stood out in the Madrid tournament, where she was defeated in the last act by Kiki Bertens, while in Miami she reached the semifinals.
◾️This week, Simona took the pulse of returning to the circuit, defeating Ajla Tomljanovic in Adelaide, but in the quarterfinals she was very clearly defeated by Aryna Sabalenka, a very valuable player, especially on this surface.
✔️The two players have met so far only once, last year in Toronto, and the match was a very balanced one, Simona defeating the American in the tiebreak of the decisive set.
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▪️It is for the third time attending this competition. In 2017, at the first appearance, the best performance was achieved, stopping just in round 4.
▪️Otherwise, he was disappointed, being only once present on the main board, two years ago, and last year he failed to even pass qualifications.
▪️In the current season it started very well, with 5 consecutive victories followed by a defeat at Brisbane, where it was eliminated in quarters, by Kvitova.
▪️He is only 24 years old and has a much lower level of experience than romance, but not the maturity in the game that is needed to succeed in such major competitions.
▪️The season started with a big question mark in regards to it. If in Adelaide he passed Tomljanovic in the first game in the minimum, he also gave way in the next round, with Sabalenka.
▪️He played 3 times here at the Australian Open, and the best result he achieved two seasons ago, when he fought in the final with Wozniacki, losing then in the decisive set.
▪️Now it is evolving again under the guidance of Daren Cahill, breaking up several times in the past to resume collaborations later.
▪️She is a speed player, likes fast exchanges and is now trying to become the world number one, but she will have to win the title for such a result.
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✔️The two players met only once, in the previous season, on the Toronto hard.
✔️On that occasion, Simona prevailed, but the match was a contested one, the Romanian managed to win in extremis, in a decisive set.
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◾️American Jennifer Jennifer Brady, 24, 49th in the WTA standings, returns to the main table of the Melbourne Grand Slam after a year of absence, stopping in the third round of the qualifications of the previous edition, then defeated, in two sets , 3-6, 4-6 by Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia.
◾️The tennis player born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, impressed in Brisbane, the first competition in 2020, where, coming from the qualifications of the tournament he ticked a presence in the quarter-finals, his ascension was stopped by Czech Petra Kvitova, 8th place WTA, in front who gave up 4-6, 2-6.
◾️Former world number one, Simona Halep, a finalist of the edition disputed two years ago, is present for the tenth time in her career on the main panel of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
◾️In 2019, the Romanian lost in three sets, score 1-6, 6-4 and 4-6 in front of Serena Williams, thus being eliminated prematurely from the competition, in the sixteenth stage of the final.
◾️Only two official parties supported Simona in the new year, both at Adelaide International, a tournament that same year entered the international circuit.
◾️If in the sixteenth the player born in Constanta passed 6-4, 7-5 Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, in the eighth she had a much more difficult mission in the company of Arynei Sabalenka, 12th place WTA, the game ending after May good one hour game, with 4-6, 2-6 in favor of the sportswoman from Belarus.
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◽️She also participates in the double competition, alongside her compatriot Caroline Dolehide.
◽️In the double hierarchy ranks 50 WTA.
◽️So far, it has not passed the sixteenth round of the competition.
◽️Throughout his career he has won 4 ITF trophies, the last one in the summer of 2016 in Granby, Canada.
◽️In 2019, he played 64 games, on all areas, winning 39 of them.
◽️Twice was present in the quarter finals of the Australian Grand Slam, in 2014 and 2015.
◽️Has no less than 19 WTA trophies, the last one won in the UK, on the grass at Wimbledon.
◽️Throughout his impressive career, tennis coached again by Darren Cahill played another 17 WTA finals.
◽️He made 140 double mistakes last year.
◽️Simona has lost only 13 of the 34 matches played on the hard surface in 2019.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Jennifer Brady vs Simona Halep
Usually, the debut of Simona Halep in a Grand Slam tournament is a difficult one, but now, meeting a player in a considerable growth and taking into account the direct match played last year, the Romanian will start this extremely fitting match, trying to take the lead from the first ball.
He will try to annihilate the strength of his opponent, especially knowing the lack of American on the backhand side.
I think Simona will get an important victory in this first round of the Australian Open, without too many problems.
Prediction Today: S. Halep -3.5 games