Transylvania Open 2021: Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live stream

In the second round of the Transylvania Open 2021, Simona Halep will take on Varvara Gracheva in their first-ever career meeting on the WTA Tour.

Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva will clash at the Transylvania Open 2021
Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva

In the second round of the inaugural Transylvania Open 2021, World No. 18 and the top-seeded Simona Halep will take on World No. 81 Varvara Gracheva.

Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva: Match Details

  • Tournament: Transylvania Open 2021
  • Match: Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 28 October, 2021
  • Prize money: $3,675
  • Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Surface: Indoor Hard court

Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva: Preview

Simona Halep
Simona Halep

Simona Halep starts her campaign with a dominant win in her homeland as she defeats Elena Gabriela Ruse 6-1, 6-2 in 1 hour and 13 minutes in an all-Romanian clash in the opening round. Halep looked in great touch and her trip to the 2021 Kremlin Cup looks to have helped her as she had to battle hard for points in the Russian capital but looked more comfortable against Ruse.

Varvara Gracheva battles past Andrea Petkovic in the first round to win the match 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in 2 hours and 4 minutes. Gracheva has not enjoyed life on the Tour this season lately having played and lost in the qualifying rounds majorly. She last played at the inaugural 2021 Tenerife Ladies Open where she lost in the 2nd round to eventual champion Ann Li.

Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva: Head to Head

Varvara Gracheva
Varvara Gracheva

This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.

Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva: Prediction

Simona Halep
Simona Halep

Gracheva will come into the clash with a career indoor Hardcourt record of 24-18 and is 4-5 on the surface this season while having a season record of 22-27 across all surfaces. Halep will take the court with a career indoor Hardcourt 50-34 and is 3-1 on indoor Hardcourts for the season and has a 19-9 record across all surfaces this season.

Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Simona Halep looks the favourite for the tie and should be able to win this tie comfortably.

Prediction: Simona Halep to win in straight-sets.

Simona Halep vs Varvara Gracheva: Live Streaming and Where to Watch

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