Simona Halep’s debut in the simple season in the current season will have him in Adelaide against australience Alja Tomljanovic, in a match that announces a balanced and very spectacular one.
◾️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.
◾️Without any notable results in the second part of the year, Simona Halep was eliminated in the group stage at the Champions Championships in Singapore, the last tournament of the year.
◾️The 26-year-old Australian player is currently ranked 54th in the WTA rankings, the highest ranking being 39th place in April.
◾️The best result of the previous season was recorded in Hua Hin, in February, when he reached the final act of the Thai tournament, being defeated by Dayana Yastremska, while in the Asian hard season he reached the semifinals in Zhengzhou.
◾️Last week he took part in the tournament in Brisbane, being defeated in the second round, while in the first round in Adelaide he passed at least sets of Yulia Putintseva, a redoubtable opponent on this surface.
▪️The two players have met so far 3 times, all the matches being won by Simona, but the 3 matches needed each decisive set date.
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Form Ajla Tomljanovic
▫️Australian of Croatian origin, Ajla Tomljanovic, 26, 52nd in the WTA hierarchy, is present at the inaugural edition of the WTA Premier tournament organized in Australia, in Adelaide, after the elimination suffered in the finals of Brisbane ▫️International, following the defeat suffered in three sets, score 4-6, 7-6 and 1-6 against Caroline Pliskova.
▫️In his debut at the Adelaide International, in the sixteenth round, Tomljanovic passed, after two hours of play, in a minimum of sets, score 7-6, 6-2 by Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, 37th WTA.
▫️Former world number one, Simona Halep, currently in 4th place in the WTA standings, is debuting in Australia in the new year, from the number two favorite position to the trophy won by the organizers of Adelaide International, a competition with total prizes worth over. 840000 dollars, at the first edition.
▫️Simona returns to the circuit after an end of year characterized by modest evolutions, all culminating with the elimination suffered since the phase of the Champions Tournament group, in Shenzhen, where she won a single match, even in the company Biancai Andreescu, Canadian of Romanian origin, 6th place.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▪️The 39th WTA is the best ranking in the hierarchy for the player born in Zagreb.
▪️He has lost both direct meetings so far.
▪️Although he has played 4 finals, he has no WTA title.
▪️He has won 31 of the 61 matches played in 2019, on all surfaces.
▪️He committed 234 double mistakes in the WTA competitions held in 2019.
▪️For more than two years, he held the position of leader of the WTA rankings.
▪️He also participated in the double competition, with Raluca Olaru, but they gave up 1-2 in the sets in front of the pair Kveta Peschke / Demi Schuurs.
▪️Throughout his career he has won no less than 19 WTA trophies, the last one even on the grass at Wimbledon, last summer.
▪️Over the years he has played another 17 WTA finals.
▪️On the hard, he has prevailed in 21 of the 34 matches played in 2019.
Football Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Alja Tomljanovic
Simona Halep has always had problems returning to the circuit after a long pause, and against Aljena Tomljanovic there is no easy match announced, the Australian being a constant presence around the 50th place. Considering the previous direct duels, I expect a new match balanced between the two, even if the Romanian starts with the first chance. I will thus rely on a solid replica from the Australians, who has the support of the host audience.
Bet Tips: A. Tomljanovic +4.5