Simona Halep is about to start her ninth major semifinal with a 5-3 win-loss, losing her latest one at the 2020 Australian Open to Garbine Muguruza. Here at Wimbledon, the 30-year-old lost her first one to Eugenie Bouchard in 2014 but destroyed Elina Svitolina as part of her 2019 triumph.
The truth is that Halep has managed to ameliorate her service speed and accuracy under Mouratoglou’s guidance but her overall performances weren’t really impressive and severe late complications against inconsistent Amanda Anisimova doesn’t seem a good omen…
Rybakina needed time to find her rhythm on serve and return against Tomljanovic but when she found it it was really impressive. Rybakina is tall but plays really fast and grass is fitting perfectly with her big hitter style. The most important though is the progress that has already made on the mental aspect of her game, minimising unforced errors.
Simona Halep leads 2-1 the head-to-head after losing via retirement at 2019 Wuhan, she needed tiebreak-involved three-setters in their subsequent clashes at 2020 Dubai (F) and 2021 US Open (3R). It is pretty obvious that today’s Wimbledon Semi-Final will not give any easier time to the Romanian and taking under account the surface factor, this rather seems a 50%-50% affair.
Elena Rybakina to win @ 3.83 is a huge value bet and definitely the ‘Bet of the Day’