Simona Halep, 2018 French Open champion has been ruthless in her opening 3 round matches in Paris this week. The top seed has made easy work of her opponents so far and will face 19 year old talented player from Poland, Iga Swiatek in the last 16. Swiatek had defeated the wildcard entrant Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets in the 3rd round.
Simona Halep vs Iga Swiatek: Match Preview
Simona Halep, the top seed has lived upto her favourite tag so far at the French Open 2020. The Romanian defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo in Round 1 before easing past Irina Begu in straight sets in Round 2. In the 3rd round she defeated Amanda Anisimova in straight sets to progress into the last 16. The top seed is yet to drop a set so far at the French Open 2020.
Iga Swiaek is one of the most talented players on tour currently. The 19 year old defeated French Open 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets in Round 1 before defeating S.Hsieh in the 2nd round. In the 3rd round, she breezed past Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up a last 16 clash with the top seed, Simona Halep.
Simona Halep vs Iga Swiatek: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced each other just 1 time in the past and surprisingly it came at the same stage of the French Open last year where Simona Halep defeated Iga Swiatek in straight sets. Halep leads the head to head record 1-0.
Simona Halep vs Iga Swiatek: Match Prediction
Simona Halep is chasing her 2nd French Open title this year in Paris. The top seed has lived up to her hype so far and has outplayed all her opponents in the opening 3 round matches. Although, Swiatek has been also playing her best tennis it would be surprising to see her challenge the top seed. The Romanian is expected to progress into the last 8.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep to defeat Iga Swiatek in straight sets.