First-seed Simona Halep will go up against Dayana Yastremska in a Round of 16 encounter at the Italian Open 2020. Halep has already managed to trounce Yastremska in women’s doubles contest along with their respective partners, and she would like to do the encore by defeating her in the singles category as well.
Simona Halep vs Dayana Yastremska: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Simona Halep breezed past local favourite Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-4 in the second round. The 28-year old Romanian had earlier received a bye in the opening round.
On the other hand, Yastremska has had to fight her way in both the rounds to progress this far in the WTA Premier 5 event. The 20-year old Ukrainian first got the better of Camila Giorgi 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 in the opener. The World No.29 then scraped past Amanda Anisimova 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in another marathon match.
Simona Halep vs Dayana Yastremska: Head-to-Head
Both the athletes are yet to face each other in the singles category on the Tour. Therefore, the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Simona Halep vs Dayana Yastremska: Prediction
Yastremska has already spent so much time on the court that she may enters into the match against Halep a little fatigued. Moreover, the long break due to the pandemic has had little effect on the form of the Romanian, which doesn’t help the cause of Yastremska either. It looks as if that Halep might end the struggle of the Ukrainian teenager rather comprehensively.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep defeats Dayana Yastremska in straight sets without even breaking a sweat.