Top-seed Simona Halep will start her bid for the second title at Roland Garros when she faces Sara Sorribes Tormo in the Round of 128 encounter at the French Open 2020. Halep is in prolific form and therefore, she looks primed to win her third Grand Slam trophy.
Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Preview
Talking about the performance leading to the tournament, Halep is yet to lose a match since the Tour resumed after a long break due to the pandemic. In the process, the 29-year-old Romanian has racked up two trophies: one at the Prague Open and the other at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. However, the World No. 2 did not travel to the USA due to health concerns and as a result, it will be Halep’s first Grand Slam amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, Sorribes Tormo is also coming at Roland Garros with good form. The 23-year old Spaniard, after losing in the second round at the US Open to Elise Mertens, has made a strong comeback, winning the ITF Cagnes-Sur-Mer 32A tournament. Having said that, the Grand Slams are played on an altogether different level and Tormo will experience that against Halep.
Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Head-to-Head
It will be their first meeting on the WTA Tour. Prior to facing each other today, the two women have never competed against each before. So, the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Prediction
It is a no-brainer that Halep is going to win this contest without even breaking a sweat. The Romanian has received a good first-round opponent to shake-off her rust and be in good stead for tougher contests. Expect Halep to continue with her winning streak.
Tormo, meanwhile, has a golden opportunity to show the tennis world that she is a future star in the making.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep defeats Sara Sorribes Tormo comprehensively in straight sets.