Bacsinszky vs Halep
In the first quaterfinal t the WTA Premier Mandatory in Miami Simona Halep will face Timea Bacsinszky. Both players started the season on a very poor run of form, but they seem to get back on track quickly. Simona has had a good run at Indian Wells, but she was hopeless against Serena in the quarterfinals. Here, in Florida she had to play against Kasatkina, Georges and Watson and she didn't really had any problems. In both her games against Julia Georges and Heather Watson she had slow starts, she lost her serve early in those matches but neither Georges neither Watson could keep up that level. Still I think she work ahead of her in order to reach her former level, the one that took her to number 2 in the rankings. She makes way too many silly mistakes, when put under pressure she hasa hard time getting over the bad thoughts that creep into her head, she askes for Cahill's advices even when she is leading she is vulnerable on her serve, she is still too defensive in many moments, especially when her opponents play good tennis also she has problems closing out matches.
Of course many of this problems have to be exposed by the player on the other side of the net and a crafty player like Bacsinsky may be exacly that type of player; she has a world class backhand, she has many aces up her sleeve and that's way O think she can frustrate Halep and make her succumb to silly mistakes. Overrall I think this match should be more evenly contested and I see much value in the swiss's odd.
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