Svitolina vs Halep
That's the final match in Rome between Elina Svitolina and Simona Halep.
If we see both ways till the final, they had one harder match, when the things didn't go so easy for them on the court and they had to show their best. Elina had problems against Kasatkina. Although she was bageled in the 1st set, she turned the match in her favor. Simona's big problems were against Sharapova in the last round when she also turned the match from one set behind.
These two players were part of last year's final and Svitolina took the title in three sets. Svoitolina also leads 3:1 H2H and all of the matches were played in 2017, so these results are current and have to be noticed seriously. Halep has one win in Roland Garros, when she succeeded to win hardly the 2nd set in tiebreak and then turned the match from one set behind, so Svitolina is not her favorite opponent at all for sure. The Ukrainian doesn't look to have any big weapon like strong and fast service or forehand/backhand, but her fighting abilities till the end are unbelievable, especially in the finals. Svitolina is 11/2 in the finals and 2/2 this season, so I just can't play against her. She is the reigning champion in Rome, also beat Kontaveit in straight sets and we know that the Estonian was in hot form.. I know Halep is also a fighter, but Svitolina has better chances for me to defend the title.
Svitolina vs Halep prediction
|Svitolina||Pinnacle||2.38||9||2-0 WON (+12.42 units)|