Simona Halep is looking to extend her run of 6 straight wins as she squares off against Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil in the second round of the Australian Open 2022.
Simona Halep vs Beatriz Haddad Maia : Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Simona Halep vs Beatriz Haddad Maia
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 20 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $140,000
Simona Halep vs Beatriz Haddad Maia: Preview
Simona Halep defeated Magdalena Frech 6-4, 6-3 in the first round. Both the players traded breaks of serve in the opening set. Halep only landed half of her first serves and also made 15 unforced errors, which nearly offset her 17 winners. The Romanian managed to hold her serve in the tenth game to win the set, after having failed to serve for the set at 5-3. The second set was similar to the first, both of them struggled to hold their serves. Halep lost her serve twice but managed to break Frech four times to win the set and match.
Beatriz Haddad Maia came back from a set down to defeat Katie Volynets 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Despite making 50 unforced errors, Maia won the match after saving 9 out of the 14 break points she faced and having 36 winners to her opponent’s 21.
Simona Halep vs Beatriz Haddad Maia: Head-to-Head
This is the second time that Halep and Maia will square off against each other. Their head to head currently stands at 1-0 in favor of Halep. Their previous match was also in the second round of a Grand Slam (Wimbledon 2017), with Halep winning 7-5, 6-3.
Simona Halep vs Beatriz Haddad Maia: Prediction
Beatriz Haddad Maia has a 3-2 record at the Australian Open. Her match against Volynets was the Brazilian’s first match in the main draw of a Grand Slam in three years. She has never managed to make it past the second round of any major.
Halep came into the Australian Open with already a title to her name this year, after she won the WTA Melbourne (Summer Set 1). The Romanian is undefeated so far this year. Looking at the form she is in, Halep is the favourite to win this match.
Prediction: Halep to win in two sets.
Simona Halep vs Beatriz Haddad Maia : Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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