Simona Halep-Yastremska Dayana. First meeting.
18/09/2020, at 09:00 GMT
WTA Rome Masters
An additional intrigue in this meeting is brought in by the fact that the girls have never played with each other before.
Simona Halep's winning streak has been going on since the start of the current season. The Romanian has already won 10 matches in a row. We add that the native of the city of Constanta has won at least one trophy for 8 consecutive seasons. After the victory in the February tournament in the UAE, the 2-nd racket of the WTA women's ranking missed 6 months. The reason is clear to everyone, that’s the coronavirus pandemic, which has stopped sports events around the world.
The official return to tennis took place in the Czech Republic. Halep showed up for the competition in Prague, which took place on clay. The starting segment turned out to be difficult. It was evident that the tennis players were just starting to gain optimal condition. Simona won two starting fights, giving her rivals Herzog and Kreichikova one set each. Then it was easier. The Romanian won the tournament without losing a single game until the final.
Having rested exactly one month after the final in Prague, Halep arrived in Rome. The WTA Masters Premier 5 tournament is taking place here on clay. In the first round, the former 1-st racket of the world dealt with the local Italian tennis player Yasmina Paolini (6:3, 6:4), although in general Halep gave her opponent 5 of her games in total.
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The Ukrainian woman is now only 20 years old. She is young and she still has all the victories ahead. So far Dayana Yastremskaya goes through several rounds, but bumping into a more or less serious opponent, she loses. Similar situations occurred at all official competitions that took place after the quarantine. So, in Palermo, the 29-th racket of the WTA rating passed Doden and Sorribes-Tormo, but lost to Georgie in the quarterfinals. At the Cincinnati Masters, the Ukrainian passed Williams V. and Peru, but lost no chance to the future finalist Osaka. The native of Odessa said goodbye to the US Open 2020 in the second round. The defeat was inflicted by Brengle.
The start at the WTA Rome tournament turned out to be difficult. Dayana Yastremskaya has already gone through two rounds. In the first one, the Ukrainian won a hard victory in 3 games over Georgie in 2 hours and 36 minutes. In the next round, Yastremska similarly won a strong-willed victory over Anisimova in 3 sets. Thus, Dayana had 2 very difficult meetings, which dragged on.
Halep is a favorite among the bookmakers. We need to take advantage of the fact that bookmakers have set up good odds for the victory of the Romanian. She is in excellent shape, won 10 matches in a row, tries not to drag out the fight, but to immediately break the opponent's resistance, as a rule, she completes it in 2 sets. She won 4 matches in a row on clay with the same score 2:0. Yastremska is now unstable, loses to strong rivals, makes mistakes and gives up sets. Both this season and throughout her career Dayana spent much less time on clay courts than Simona. In addition, Halep has not yet lost on clay in 2020 (6 Wins / 0 Loses). The Ukrainian woman is probably tired after 2 difficult matches at the beginning of the competition and spent 5 hours on the court. The experience of the former WTA first racket should also play a role.
Thus, the forecast for the match Halep - Yastremska: Handicap 1 in games (-4), coefficient 1.80 according to the line of the legal bookmaker's office 1xBet.
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