Simona Halep is in great shape in the tournament in Dubai, coming back strongly in both matches from 0-1 to sets, her game progressively increasing during the two matches.
In the semifinals there will be a reissue of the match of the first round of the Australian Open, when Simona won 2-0 at the sets.
◾️For 6 years in the top 10 WTA, Simona is currently in second place in the women’s circuit, while in the tournament in Dubai is the main favorite.
◾️He preferred to take a break after the grueling weeks in Australia without taking part in the Fed Cup clash against Russia.
◾️He had two very demanding matches in this tournament, returning from 0-1 to sets against both Ons Jabeur and Arya Sabalenka, his game being in a continuous upward trend.
◾️The American player currently ranks 52nd in the WTA rankings, one of the highest career rankings, 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 Beijing tournament.
◾️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.
◾️This year he managed to reach the quarterfinals in Adelaide, in Melbourne he was defeated by Simona Halep in the first round, and in this tournament he has already won 6 matches, 3 being in the caliphate, and on the main table he won established players like Marketa Vondrousova or Garbine Muguruza.
▪️The two players have met so far twice, both meetings being won by Simona Halep, and the last match was held this year at the Australian Open, when Simona won 2-0 at the sets.
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◽️Former world number one, Simona Halep prevailed in the quarter-finals, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 against Arynei Sabalenka of Belarus (13 WTA), thus managing to surpass her performance recorded a year ago at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, where he was awarded the trophy presented by the organizers in the 2015 edition.
◽️As in the first match, played in the company of the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (45th place WTA), Simona gave up the first set of the meeting with the young sportswoman from the former Soviet space, but succeeded in the second set, and later in the decisive way, to impose her style. play and defeat Sabalenka with the same score, 6-2, tennis against which he lost in the middle of last month, with 4-6, 2-6, in the quarterfinals of Adelaide International.
◽️Only for the second time in his career on the main table of the WTA Premier tournament held in Dubai, Jennifer Brady, currently 52nd in the WTA standings, manages an impressive journey and defeats her in the quarter finals, 6-7, 6-3 , 6-4, the finalist of the Grand Slam in Melbourne, the world number 16, Garbine Muguruza.
◽️Coming from the qualifiers of the competition, the United States player eliminated on the way to competing semifinals such as Kristyna Pliskova, Gabriela Dabrowski, or Su Wei Hsieh.
◽️Then came another two confrontations, much more difficult, in the company of renowned tennis, world number 6, Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova from Czech Republic, 17th WTA, which she defeated after two hours of play, with 4-6 , 6-4 and 6-1.
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◾️It is Simona’s sixth presence on the main panel of the competition.
◾️The last major success of the romance in the professional circuit dates from July of last year, when he managed to win the Wimbledon Grand Slam title.
◾️In the game against the Belarusian athlete he did not make a single double mistake.
◾️Only two of the last 10 matches played needed a decisive set.
◾️42.2% is the percentage of break balls made by Simona at the beginning of the year.
◾️It is just one step away from the first WTA career final.
◾️He holds 4 ITF trophies, the last one won 4 years ago in Granby, Canada.
◾️His favorite surface is clay, and his favorite tournament, the one at Indian Wells, in his native country.
◾️68.8% is the percentage of points earned by Brady on the first service.
◾️So far, it has failed to overcome the sixteenth round of a Grand Slam tournament.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Jennifer Brady
Simona Halep’s confidence is at an extremely high level after the two returns from 0-1 at the sets, and the direct victory at the Australian Open is still fresh in the minds of the two players.
Thus, Romanca has an important chance of qualifying in the first final of the season, Brady being already in the 7th match in this tournament, and the physical factor could put his mark on the American game.
So I bet on a solid victory of Simona Halep in this match.
Prediction Today: S. Halep -3.5 games