In the quarter-finals of the inaugural Transylvania Open 2021, World No. 18 and the top-seeded Simona Halep will take on World No. 55 Marta Kostyuk.
Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Match Details
- Tournament: Transylvania Open 2021
- Match: Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Date: 30 October, 2021
- Prize money: $10,100
- Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Surface: Indoor Hard court
Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Preview
Simona Halep continues to dominate opponents in her own backyard as she takes down compatriot Jaqueline Cristian 6-1, 6-1 in 67 minutes to make it to her second semi-final of the season without dropping a single set so far. In the last 6 matches, the former World No. 1 has won 5 of her matches in straight-sets and looks in very good form.
Marta Kostyuk extends her surprising stay in Romania as she defeats 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu in the quarter-finals. Marta won the tie 6-2, 6-1 in just 57 minutes to advance into her 3rd semi-final of the season. Similar to Halep, Marta is yet to drop a set this week and has surprised quite a many with her performances this week.
Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Head to Head
This will be the second Tour meeting between the duo who last met in the 2nd round of the 2021 Indian Wells with Simona winning the tie in straight-sets and now leads the head-to-head 1-0.
Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Prediction
Marta will come into the clash with a career indoor Hardcourt record of 11-5 and is 3-0 on the surface this season while having a season record of 25-16 across all surfaces. Simona will take the court with a career indoor Hardcourt 52-34 and is 5-1 on indoor Hardcourts for the season and has a 21-9 record across all surfaces this season.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Simona Halep will be the favourite for the tie but can certainly expect a stern challenge from Marta who will look to cause another upset but Simona’s experience and better consistency should take her to the finals.
Prediction: Simona Halep to win in 3-sets.
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