Halep vs Ivanovic by Serialtips

Tennis WTA finals (indoor)


Pool Stage, Final Leg


Simona Halep is sure to play the semi-finals whatever happen tomorrow, indeed even if she loses 6-0 6-0, she will be in front of Serena Williams thanks to an higher percentage of games won.


The question is to know if Halep wants to secure her first place of the group.


Well I think that there is no major reason for her to fight for this first place.


Firstly because I don't think that there is a player in the other group that she really wants to play in semi-finals if we look her H2H against them, besides if Sharapova succeeds to take the second place, Halep would be smart to let her first place to Ivanovic because she is losing 5-0 against Sharapova.


Secondly because Finals Masters are always difficult physically with accumulation of matchs against top players, and here this is a gold opportunity for her to keep some energy for semi-finals.


Thirdly because if she lets Ivanovic winning in 2 sets, they will eliminate Serena Williams, and even if Halep beat Serena easily, this is always a BIG relief to see Serena out.


Fourthly, if Halep finally wants to secure her first place, she just have to take 6 games, and she can still lose voluntarly in two sets so as to eliminate Williams (loss 6-3 6-3 by example)


On the opposite side, Ivanovic doesn't have the choice, if she wants to pass the pool stage, she has to beat Halep in two sets.


So, I think that there is possibility to see Halep keeping her energy during this match and let Ivanovic winning in 2 sets, which will eliminate Serena Williams who is still the player that everyone wants to see out.


Her 2-0 worths a "shot".pin
Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
A.Ivanovic 2-0 Betsson 3.15 8 1-2 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
0 0
Comments (5)
Most probably Sharapova will be eliminated when Ivanovic - Halep will start.
Besides, winning 2:0 will cost Halep just a bit more energy than losing 2:0, but there would be a moral boost that would compensate.
As for the improbable event that Sharapova would qualify, I guess that the surface and the momentum should make Halep want to confront her NOW and to get rid of the other Nemesis, after Serena.

Those strategies you see I guess they fit mor in football's world than in tennis world.

The bet I like for this match is to be played exactly 2 sets.
Because neither Ivanovic or Halep ha
10/24/2014 - 02:39
This is something that we already saw in the past during those Finals Masters. Just remember last year Jankovic-Errani during the final day, Jankovic had nothing to win, she kept her energy for semi-finals and let Errani win in 2 quick sets. Nobody will blame Halep if she does that today.

But I agree with the bet that you like, I don't see 3 sets here, either Halep let Ivanovic win in 2 sets, or she plays seriously and then she will win 2-0.
10/24/2014 - 11:24
Halep's honor is at stake ! She cannot afford damage for reputation by not playing her best against Ivanovic.
10/24/2014 - 18:58
Yes mate, her behaviour was respectful and I applaude it.

But I hope that she won't regret it on Sunday... Too many useless time spent on the court today, and Serena still alive...
10/24/2014 - 19:07
Thanks man!
10/24/2014 - 20:27
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