In the second round of the Linz Open 2021, World No. 22 and the 2nd seeded Simona Halep will take on World No. 85 Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Simona Halep vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Match Details
- Tournament: Linz Open 2021
- Match: Simona Halep vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: 9th November 2021
- Venue: Linz, Austria
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $4,409
Simona Halep vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Match Preview
Simona Halep returns to Linz for the first time since she made the 2nd round at the tournament in 2012. The former World No. 1 is looking to close an injury-filled season on a high after having missed quite a lot of action. Halep comes to Linz from a defeat in the finals of the 2021 Transylvania Open losing to the in-form Estonian, Anett Kontaveit.
Quarter-finalist at the 2020 Linz Open, Aliaksandra Sasnovich has made a good start to her 2021 campaign. The Belarusian overcame Fiona Ferro in the opening round winning the tie 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. After having defeated Halep at their meeting in 2021 Indian Wells, she lost to eventual runner-up Victoria Azarenka in the 4th round and then played at the Billie Jean King Cup losing both her rubber ties.
Simona Halep vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo, who last met in the 3rd round of the 2021 Indian Wells where Sasnovich won in straight-sets that has levelled the head-to-head at 1-1.
Simona Halep vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Match Prediction
Halep will come into the tie with a career indoor hardcourt record of 53-35 and is 6-2 on the surface this season while having a season record of 22-10 across all surfaces. Sasnovich will take the court with a career indoor hardcourt record of 95-44 and is 4-5 on the surface this season and has a 25-22 record for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and performances in the past few weeks, Simona Halep looks the favourite for the tie looking to avenge her defeat in their previous meetings few weeks ago.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep to win in straight-sets.
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