Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina Betting Tips and Predictions, as these two stars go head-to-head for a spot in a maiden Wimbledon final.
Simona Halep heads into this semi-final as the favourite to reach the final, and her past experience could be vital in this match. The Romanian ace has looked back to her best over the last couple of weeks, and she’s dropped just one set en route to this semi-final. The former world number one began with a straight-sets win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich, before battling past Mihaela Buzarnescu in three-sets. Halep then recorded a comfortable straight-sets win over multiple time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka, before ending the fairy tale run of teenager Cori Gauff with a 2-0 win in the fourth round. The 2018 French Open champion then beat Zhang Shuai in the quarter-finals to book her spot in her Wimbledon semi-final since 2014. Simona Halep is the more experienced player in this semi-final, and she’ll be confident of her chances of reaching a 5th grand slam final.
Meanwhile, Elina Svitolina is into her maiden grand slam semi-final, and the Ukrainian ace won’t be wanting to stop here. The WTA Finals champion came into these Championships under the radar, and no one was really talking about her as a potential champion. However, she’s played fantastic tennis over this fortnight, dropping just a couple of sets so far. Svitolina began with a straight-sets win over Daria Gavrilona, before being handed some luck in the next round. The twenty-four-year-old found herself a set down to Margarita Gasparyan in the second round, but her opponent was forced to retire due to cramp, allowing Svitolina to advance. The Ukrainian took advantage of this fortune to see off Maria Sakkari in three-sets, before recording consecutive victories over Petra Martic and Karolina Muchova to reach this semi-final. Elina Svitolina has had to ride her luck at times over the last couple of weeks, and she’ll now have her sights set on reaching the Wimbledon final for the very first time.
These have been two of the most consistent performers on the WTA Tour over the last few seasons, but which of them will reach a maiden Wimbledon final at this year’s Championships?
Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina have met on seven occasions in the past, and Svitolina currently edges their head-to-head record 4-3. However, Simona Halep did win their only meeting so far this year, in three-sets, while the Romanian ace has also been playing the better tennis over the last few months. Halep is also significantly more experienced when it comes to this stage of a grand slam tournaments. The former French Open champion has played in six grand slam semi-finals in the past, and she holds a winning 4-2 record in them, which includes winning the last three grand slam semi-finals she’s played. Elina Svitolina, on the other hand, has never played in a grand slam semi-final before, and so Halep’s experience could prove to be the deciding factor in this semi-final.
These two have contested some closes matches in the past, including their most recent meeting in the Doha semi-finals earlier this season. That match went to a deciding set, while three of their last six meetings in general have gone the distance. Elina Svitolina has actually played three semi-finals this season on the WTA Tour, and all three of those matches have featured at least 22 games. Meanwhile, half of Simona Halep’s semi-finals this season have also comfortably featured over 21 games, while two of her last three grand slam semi-finals have also featured more than 21 games.