Simona Halep, 2018 French Open champion and top seed this year had a comfortable start to French Open 2020 after she defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets in the 1st round. She now faces fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in the 2nd round who defeated Jil Teichmann in a 3 set match in the opening round.
Simona Halep vs Irina-Camelia Begu: Preview
Simona Halep, who won the Italian Open 2020 a week before the French Open has carried the momentum and defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets in the first round. She won the first set 6-4 before outclassing her opponent in the second set (winning 6-0) to win the match and progress into Round 2. Halep converted 6 of her 9 break point opportunities during the game and had 85% first serve accuracy.
Irina-Camelia Begu defeated Jil Teichman in the 1st round in 3 hard-fought sets. Begu won the first set before Teichman came back into the match taking the 2nd set. Irina Begu maintained her composure and won the 3rd and the final set to set up a 2nd round clash with fellow Romanian, Simona Halep.
Simona Halep vs Irina-Camelia Begu: Head-to-Head
Simona Halep and Irina Camelia Begu have faced each other 6 times in the past with Simona Halep winning on all 6 occasions. Their first meeting came way back in 2007 when both the players were rookies. Halep won that encounter in straight sets. Their last meeting was at 2018 Shenzhen where Simona Halep prevailed once again winning in straight sets.
They have faced other 3 times on clay with Halep winning on all 3 occasions.
Simona Halep vs Irina-Camelia Begu: Match Prediction
Simona Halep, the top seed, is one of the favourites to win the French Open 2020 and claim her 2nd Roland Garros title. She was impressive in her first-round victory and is expected to beat her fellow Romanian, Irina Camelia Begu in the 2nd round on Wednesday.
Begu will have to do the unthinkable in order to defeat the top seed who has been impressive since the past couple of weeks on clay.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep to defeat Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.