Two-time Grand Slam champion and No.1-seed and former French Open champion Simona Halep will look to continue her surge at the French Open 2020 when she takes on 25th-seed Amanda Anisimova in a Round of 32 encounter. Both the players so far have been ruthless in their approach and are yet to lose a set, which makes the contest even more exciting.
Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Halep has looked good and ready to lift her third Major. The 29-year old Romanian first crushed Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-0 in the opening round and then sailed past compatriot Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 in the next round.
Similarly, Anisimova did not even give an inch to her opponents in the first two rounds. The 19-year old American first bamboozled Tamara Korpatsch 6-2, 6-0 in the Round of 128 and then demolished compatriot Bernarda Pera with an identical scoreline 6-2, 6-0 in the next round. All in all, the World No.29 has lost just four games in her first two matches.
Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova: Head-to-Head
The two women have faced each other only once prior to their meeting at Roland Garros. That match happened at the same place a year back, when Anisimova stunned then 3rd-seed Halep 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at the French Open 2019. So the American leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova: Prediction
Last year, Anisimova managed to triumph Halep. However, this time around, the Romanian is in prolific form and looks all set to avenge her defeat and tie the head-to-head record at one-a-piece. Having said that, expect it to be an encounter that goes down to the wire and Halep winning it by the barest of the margins.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep defeats Amanda Anisimova in a nail-biting contest that is certain to go to the distance.