On 19 February, in the second round game of the championship in Dubai (UAE) will meet Simona Halep from Romania and Ons Jabeur from Tunisia. Who will win? – read our preview and prediction for the match.
At what time are Halep vs Jabeur to play?
The game time is February 19, 2020, at 19:00 UTC+4:00.
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Simona Halep takes the 2st position and Ons Jabeur takes the 45th 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 Jabeur have?
Ons Jabeur has won 60.6% of the games as a favorite.
Halep played 60 games last year, out of which she defeated her opponents in 43 battles. In 2019, the Romanian player won at Wimbledon.
Simona Halep played 8 matches in 2020, in which she won 6 wins. The January Grand Slam Tournament in Australia was a high level tournament for the Romanian, ending in the semi-finals. At the beginning of the new season Simona still managed to break up a series of failures at the end of last year, when the athlete could not win 2 games in a row.
The last game of Halep took place as part of the Australian Open, in a match of the 1/2 finals the girl lost to Spanish Garbine Muguruza (6/7,5/7). In Dubai, the Romanian was seeded number one and starts in the 1/8 finals.
Ons Jabeur actively conducts the first months of the new season, the athlete has played 15 matches, she managed to win 12 games. In January, she played a quarter-final game at the Australian Open and won the WTA Breakthrough of January nomination.
This year, the athlete from Tunisia had fifteen meetings, suffering only three failures. Jabeur performed well at the championship in Melbourne, reaching the quarterfinals. After the major, the Tunisian racket won four consecutive victories in a match for the national team in the Fed Cup.
In the Emirates, she had a great start and in the first round beat Alison Riske of America (7/6,1/6,6/3). In the WTA ranking, Jaber entered the Top 50 for the first time and is 45 steps behind.
Betting Tips Statistics
- This will be the second face-to-face game of the opponents
- In their last match, Halep could not finish the game due to damage
Halep vs Jabeur Predictions
The first match took place at the start of the tournament in Beijing in 2018, culminating in a Jabeur victory due to Halep’s refusal to continue the fight after losing the first set (1:6). Romanian is an absolute favourite of the game if there is no force majeure again.
Simona will play the first match after more than 2 weeks of pause and it is not clear what kind of game it will show. While Jabeur has already played here one meeting, having managed to get used to the local courts. Still, Halep expects a very difficult start.
Our prediction: Simona Halep win.