In the semi-finals of the Linz Open 2021, World No. 22 and the 2nd seeded Simona Halep will take on World No. 100 Jaqueline Cristian.
Simona Halep vs Jaqueline Cristian: Match Details
- Tournament: Linz Open 2021
- Match: Simona Halep vs Jaqueline Cristian
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Date: 11th November 2021
- Venue: Linz, Austria
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $10,099
Simona Halep vs Jaqueline Cristian: Match Preview
Simona Halep makes it to her 3rd semi-final of the season as she defeats Italian Jasmine Paolini 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the quarter-finals. Having received a bye in the first round, she defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-5, 6-3 in the second round. Halep last played at the inaugural 2021 Transylvania Open finishing as the runner-up at the tournament.
Jaqueline Cristian continues her fantastic run at the tournament as she reaches the semi-final having entered the main-draw as a lucky loser. She has however made the best of the situation and defeated 4th seeded Veronika Kudermetova 6-3, 7-6(5) in the quarter-finals. This will be her second semi-final match of the season.
Simona Halep vs Jaqueline Cristian: Head to Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo who last met in the quarter-finals of the Transylvania Open where Halep won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Simona Halep vs Jaqueline Cristian: Match Prediction
Halep will come into the tie with a career indoor hardcourt record of 55-35 and is 8-2 on the surface this season while having a season record of 24-10 across all surfaces. Jaqueline will take the court with a career indoor hardcourt record of 43-25 and is 17-6 on the surface this season and has a 37-25 record for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and performances in the past few weeks, Simona Haleo seems to be the one heading into the finals but it won’t be a cakewalk as Cristian will be looking to avenge her defeat last week.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep to win in 3-sets.
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