After a remarkable victory against the real Bianca Andreescu in the opening match of the Champions Tournament, Simona Halep or will meet for the 10th time the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, starting to recover after the defeat suffered in Singapore two seasons ago.

Simona Halep

▪️After an unconvincing start to the game against Biancai Andreescu, he managed to save a match ball in the second set and prevailed after a long game of 3 sets, proving superior physical strength of the Canadian player.
▪️Simona, after unconvincing results from the last part of the season, went down to 5th place in the WTA standings, but is likely to climb in the event of a success in this tournament.
▪️He managed to win his second career Grand Slam of the season, following unconvincing tournaments, culminating in withdrawals from Asian tournaments, but in this tournament he did not accuse any physical pain.

Elina Svitolina

▪️Currently 8th in the WTA standings, Elina Svitolina did well in the first game against Karoline Pliskova, which she defeated in minimum sets, but the sets were extremely balanced and contested, the first set ending in tiebreak.
▪️This season he was noted in the hard season, reaching the quarterfinals in Toronto, respectively in the semifinals of the Wimbledon tournament, while at Roland Garros he was defeated in the third round.
▪️This year’s US Open is the best Grand Slam tournament for Elina, managing to win all previous matches in minimum sets, and the last notable result was the quarter-finals in Beijing.

🎾Direct meetings

The two players have met so far 9 times, the score being 5-4 in favor of Simona Halep, the last game being won by the Romanian this year at Wimbledon, and in the matches in the room, Simona leads by 2-1.

  • Simona Halep: Player form, news and statistics
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◽️Simona (28 years old) played exactly 150 minutes against Biancai Andreescu, in a very complex fight, both in sport and in the psychological one.
◽️Coach Darren Cahill’s contribution to the momentum was essential, and the Wimbledon champion managed to overturn the field strength report.
◽️Halep has been very efficient in converting break chances, registering a 75% percentage. Surprisingly, the former world leader finished the game with more aces and fewer double mistakes than the Canadian.
◽️In total he collected 23 directly winning hits and 31 unforced errors.
◽️Simona’s experience and consistency at the high level are her basic strengths.
◽️Compared to Svitolina, the Romanian has more aggressiveness and feels better when to adopt more offensive game strategies.

  • Elina Svitolina: Player shape, news and statistics
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◽️Elina (25) is the reigning champion of the Champions Tournament, following last fall’s defeat in Singapore.
◽️Here in Shenzhen, however, there are different playing conditions, and at this moment the Ukrainian is far from its optimum level, so the chances of reissuing that major success are small.
◽️Svitolina did not win in the fall season, being surprisingly defeated in the Moscow tournament by Russian Veronika Kudermetova, in the only indoor hard match ahead of the Champions Tournament.
◽️In the first match of the Violet Group, it prevailed with 7-6 6-4 in front of Czech Pliskova, taking advantage of the huge number of errors of his opponent (42 in 2 sets).
◽️Elina had 21 winners and 16 unforced errors, evolving a little more carefully, but was slightly passive in most rallies behind the bottom line.

🎾Statistics of the direct matches Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina

◾️Halep leads 5-4 in direct meetings.
◾️The Romanian won both duels in 2019, 6-1 6-3 in the Wimbledon semifinal and 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the Doha semifinal.

Tennis Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina

Simona Halep accused of fatigue at the end of the match with Bianca Andreescu in the first match, while Elina Svitolina “flew” on the field against Karoline Pliskova, proving excellent physical training.
Even though Simona Halep has won the last 2 straight matches, I think Elina Svitolina is better prepared in this tournament than Simona, and winning the trophy in the previous season gives her an excellent morale throughout this tournament, and my prediction is the victory of Eline Svitolina.

Prediction Today: E. Svitolina
Odds: 1.80

I walk with great confidence on Simona’s hand in this almost classic duel against Elinei Svitolina. Personally, I am upset by the fact that Betano.ro gives it the status of favorite of Ukraine, but in this way we can take advantage of the value of the share under Romanian law. Halep proved to be one of the great warriors in the women’s professional circuit and took a serious option in qualifying in the Violet Group, after returning the incredibly talented Bianca Andreescu. On the other hand, Svitolina did not impress against Karoline Pliskova, but rather took advantage of the very large number of unforced errors made by the Czech. From a tactical point of view, I expect Simona to dominate this match with an opponent who is still far from her top level.

Bet Tips: Simona Halep 
Odds: 1.97

Simona Halep showed an extraordinary strength in the first match, with Bianca Andreescu, but also exceptional physical resources. He had a day to recover and I think he will make a good match today. He knows how to play Svitolina, he beat apple in the semifinals at Wimbledon, 6-1, 6-3, so he has an important moral ascendant. But Simona’s big asset is Darren Cahill, who will find solutions in difficult times.

Bet Tips: -1.5 handicap rides Simona Halep
Odds: 1.97