The second ticket to the final tournament in Dubai will play Halep and Brady. Twice in her career, Simona defeated an American player. Should we expect another Romanian success? – Our prediction below.
At what time are Halep vs Brady to play?
The game time is February 21, 2020, at 19:00 (GMT+4).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Simona Halep takes the 2d position and Jennifer Brady takes the 52th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Halep have?
Simona Halep has won 69.8% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Brady have?
Jennifer Brady has won 58.0% of the games as a favorite.
Not the best game was demonstrated by Simona Halep in the first duel in Dubai against the Ons Jabeur. She was able to snatch win only at a tie-break in the decisive game, although she led with a break in the end (1-6, 6-2, 7-6).
In our prediction, we expected a quarterfinal match against Sabalenka, which the Romanian player will be able to add. True, only from the second set (3-6, 6-2, 6-2). She waited, waited until the Belarusian began to make mistakes. She was able to drag Aryna into protracted rallies, showed her character, excellent physical shape, got crazy balls, coped at the reception. Aryna gradually couldn’t stand such a game.
The tournament grid in Dubai is so evolving for Halep that in the third game you will have to confront the attacking opponent. Obviously, it’s not easy for Simona to play against such rivals, but he manages to act tactically competently.
In recent years, Halep has done tremendous work on herself. After all, she no longer panics at the first difficulties, but wages the struggle to the end. If the Romanian always acted on the court as the second number and on the counterattacks, now she is not afraid to take the initiative and sharply attack. Due to the good work of the legs there is no ball that Simona couldn’t get. When a Romanian woman performs on the ground, she shows her best game, as she has a huge number of various punches in her arsenal, due to which she makes her opponents make mistakes.
Jennifer Brady is rapidly progressing. Starting next week, the player will return to the top 50 again.
In Dubai, Brady has been playing for six days in a row. After three wins matches in the qualification, the American went to the main draw Svitolina (6-2, 6-1), Vondrousova (4-6, 6-4, 6-1) and Mugurusu (6-7, 6-3, 6- 4). In the last two matches, she was able to return to the game after the last lost starting games.
Nine break points played in the match against Mugurus, ten – in the game with Vondrousova. Undoubtedly, such self-confidence, the ability to pack up and tune in to a single rally impresses. However, this cannot continue all the time. Moreover, in rivals, Halep is an excellent receptionist.
Brady is not yet able to compete with top-level rivals, but the American is working hard on her game and, thanks to recent changes, has begun a new stage in her career. Jennifer no longer practices ending the rallies in one or two hits, she tries to wait for the right moment and thanks to this she makes fewer unforced errors. In addition, the player lost weight and became more mobile on the court. But so far she still lacks the experience of playing in big tournaments.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In two personal meetings, Halep won.
- The last personal meeting between this players took place this season at the Australian Open (7-6, 6-1 in favor of Halep).
- In the last two matches in Dubai, Brady gave sets to rivals.
Halep vs Brady Predictions
Exactly a month ago, tennis players played among themselves in the first round of the Australian Open. Then Brady had excellent chances to take the first set, but Simona gradually played out and won (7-6, 6-1).
Now, fundamentally nothing has changed. Tactically, Halep acts more competently on the court. Two matches in Dubai allowed the Romanian to get in good shape. Brady has serious loads in Dubai. With Halep you will have to play a lot in long draws. It will be clearly not easy for Jennifer to pass another strength test.
In Melbourne, bookmakers offered much smaller quotes for the win of Halep. Now the line looks promising in terms of betting on winning a favorite without using negative odds. Nevertheless, in two previous matches at the tournament, the Romanian gave sets to rivals. We betting on the total over and Halep win, as there will be no easy walk for anyone here.
- Our prediction: Simona Halep Will Win.