Halep vs Kerber
QF in Rland Garros between Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber.
Halep is my favorite for the title and easy or hard I believe she will prevail over her German opponent. H2H they are almost equal 5:4 Halep, but their only clay court match was won by Kerber. I don't think this will happen today. Halep plays her best tennis right now and she has big advantage before the match for me. Not only Halep proved that she can beat Kerber on her favorite surface- hard courts, this year in Melbourne, when the German has the advantage before the match. I don't think it will happen again and the underdog will surprise the favorite- Halep is extremely good on these slower clay courts and she can counter her opponent powerful shots with easiness. Kerber will make a lot of errors and winners, that's for sure, but I think the number of errors will be much more than the winners and they will be forced by Halep due to her stamina and will to catch every single ball with a lot of running and covering the whole court.
I thought Mertens could make some problems to Halep in the last round, but the Romanian was perfect giving no chances to her opponent. No matter what was the Kerber's performance against the homie Caroline Garcia, Simona is a player on totally different level and will give much better opposition. Infact I expect not only to give opposition to Kerber, I think she can beat the German in straight sets. I'm going with something easy to be covered -3 games AH for Halep as we know how ruthless was the Romanian on her way to the QFs.
Halep vs Kerber prediction
|Halep -3 games AH||Pinnacle||1.68||9||2-1 WON (+6.12 units)|