Simona Halep, the main favorite of the Australian Open title, managed to recover in the previous match and now meets a slightly easier opponent, Sofia Kenin. Young American has little experience in the professional circuit but has a huge potential. The match is announced to be very intense, because Halep wants to confirm his leadership once more.
He made a comeback of the champion in the duel of the inaugural round with Kanepi, imposing himself in the decisive set, after giving his first hand to the tiebreak.
He is finalist last year, so he has to defend his points won here, and the competition is more and more fierce.
It seems to have recovered as much as after the herniated disc operation, but still fails to force it to the full. However, he has enough speed in execution to dominate his opponents.
It remains the world leader, no matter what happens at this match.
The American has already outperformed the best of it, because last year it did not manage to get through the first round.
Now Kudermetova defeated Kudermetova in the first round, but the game was quite long and exhausting. Even so, Sofia is in a very good physical form.
The winner at Hobart has shown that he has a very high level of play and can pose problems and much more experienced players in the circuit.
He is currently ranked WTA 37, which also represents the best personal positioning.
Given Kenin’s very young age, the two tennis players have not had the chance to meet up until now.
Even so, the game is announced to be spectacular, because each of the two is capable of sensational blows.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Simona Halep vs Sofia Kenin
Halep still has the usual blows, he alternates the angles very quickly and easily removes his opponent from the game.
Kenin is also an offensive player, so we might be able to assist at fast-paced points.
Simona has an undeniable advantage at work, where she should not have any trouble winning her games.
I still expect an answer from the American side, who has shown us so far that he is a watchable player.
Prediction Today: Sofia Kenin +5.5 games