Two-time champion Simona Halep will take on eighth seed Ons Jabeur in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships today.
The Tunisian was forced her to withdraw from the Australian Open due to a back injury but she is obviously feeling healthy againg this week. She battled past Vera Zvonareva in three sets in the opening round but yesterday she destroyed Jessica Pegula in just over an hour.
“The crowd always helps me to push more and more. Today was much better than yesterday. I need more matches. I enjoy playing here. It’s a tough tournament. Hopefully tomorrow will be great.” (Jabeur’s words after defeating Jessica Pegula)
This is gonna be a very close encounter with several incredible rallies and impossible angle winners – 50%-50% imho or even a slight advantage to Jabeur since it always feels like home to her in Dubai with many Tunisians in the stands.
Simona Halep – Ons Jabeur
Ons Jabeur ML (FT) @ 2.859 – 6/10 Matchbook