This season, Aryna Sabalenka has already defeated Simon Halep. On February 20, tennis players will play each other again in the quarter-finals of the tournament in Dubai. Both tennis players belong to the top of the world ranking, but at times they act quite unstable. Who will be stronger?
At what time are Halep vs Sabalenka to play?
The game time is February 20, 2020, at 20:15 UTC+4:00.
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Simona Halep takes the 2d position and Aryna Sabalenka takes the 13th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Halep have?
Simona Halep has won 72.4% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Sabalenka have?
Aryna Sabalenka has won 65% of the games as a favorite.
The strongest defender of the WTA tour started the new season pretty well. At the first tournament of the year for herself in Adelaide, Halep flew out in the second round (the future rival Sabalenka became an offender), and at the Australian Open Simone reached the semi-final stage, where she lost to Mugurus (6-7, 5-7). The tennis player after that did not play for the national team in the Federation Cup. For the first time, she entered the court only in Dubai.
The match against Ons Jabeur turned out to be difficult for Halep (1-6, 6-2, 7-6). I did not immediately find my game, in the third set the opponent led 6-5, but did not file for the match. At the tie-break, Simone almost lost, although she led 6-3. The nervous game turned out. Often performed by Halep, one has to watch such starting matches, then during the tournament he adds.
As we see, a small downtime negatively affected the game of Simone in the first set of a meeting with an opponent from Tunisia.
Simon played a very difficult match for herself at the start of the tournament in Dubai today and only at that decisive 3 set she was able to beat the uncomfortable and unpleasant Tunisian Jabeur.
Obviously, Halep after downtime and pause so far is not in good shape and is only gaining condition, because she will not be very comfortable playing with Sabalenka. Belarus will nail her with power, as she did a month ago in Adelaide.
Aryna Sabalenka is doing very well in Dubai. Perhaps, the next return to the team of Dmitry Tursunov had an effect on something.
In the first round, the Belarusian tennis player in three sets outplayed Sakkari (6-2, 4-6, 6-1). In the second round game against Mertens, there was already no set left (6-4, 6-3). At the reception of the second serve, Eliza was completely defeated, who did not know how to serve and what to do, having made eight double mistakes. At the same time, Aryna herself gave her serve three times.
Tennis player from Belarus and stability are absolutely incompatible words, so few people surprised Sabalenka’s uneven start to the season. Especially upset was the inglorious departure from the Australian Open from the experienced Spanish woman Suarez-Navarro (6-7, 6-7).
However, Aryna gradually began to take shape. The native of Minsk, of course, is far from his best conditions, but victorious matches with Maria Sakkari and Eliza Mertens suggest optimistic thoughts. Perhaps very soon the Belarusian courier will win some tournament
Aryna, of course, suffers greatly from her unstable tennis, however she loves and knows how to play with a Romanian. She saved much more energy for the duel with Halep, calmly and in class today, having dealt with Mertens in 2 sets, which says that Aryna in great shape to be here in the UAE and Halep will definitely give a fight. Given the fact that she has already passed here 2 rounds and not the easiest rivals to give up at the mercy of Simone, she will not.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In three personal meetings, Halep won twice.
- Sabalenka defeated Halep in 2020 at a tournament in Adelaide.
- Halep – 2nd racket of the world, Sabalenka – 13th
Halep vs Sabalenka Predictions
Aryna Sabalenka is a favorite. A serious impact on such quotes had a victory in a personal meeting this year and not the most confident game of Halep in the first round match in Dubai.
Meanwhile, Halep is able to add to the second match. Sabalenka does not differ in stability, which we have already observed more than once in the current season. We think it is worth trying to play in the bet the victory of the Romanian tennis player.
- Our prediction: Simona Halep Will Win.