Halep vs Bertens
WTA Cincinnati, final match
The world No.1, Simona Halep has played very good tennis this week so she is deservedly in the finals.
On the other side I can't say Kiki Bertens playing for the trophy waa something I expected, but we all should give her credit too for the performance she showed in this week in Cincinnati.
But I'll still go with Halep here. IMO shecis way better player of these two, at least she is way better on this surface.
My reasons are pretty much the same as when I was betting recently against Bertens when she met Barty. As I said back then, all credits for her few great matches but no one can convince me that she is now suddenly beside clay also top player when it comes to hard courts. Cause she is not. She can play very well from time to time even outside clay but she is not top hardcourter.
3-1 is H2H here in favor of Halep. Beetens of course her only victory over Halep has achieved on clay. When Halep was winning, it was every time 2:0.
Probably 2:0 today too but I am going this time with safer money line option. Maybe first set & match (bet365) @1.60 is something to consider if you don't like too low odds for simple win.
As for Halep's fitness, she looked perfectly fine to me against Sabalenka so I don't think there will be any problems there.
Halep vs Bertens prediction
|Halep||Pinnacle||1.40||10||1-2 LOST (-10 units)|