The quarterfinals of the Linz Open 2021 will witness second career meet of Simona Halep and Jasmine Paolini. The 22nd ranked Halep received a bye in the first round, then beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets in the second round. Paolini had a slightly tougher journey, her first-round match with Dayana Yastremska and second-round match with Zheng Saisai lasting 3 sets each.
Simona Halep Vs Jasmine Paolini: Match Details
- Tournament: Linz Open 2021
- Match: Simona Halep Vs Jasmine Paolini
- Round: Quarter-Finals
- Date: 10th November 2021
- Venue: Linz, Austria
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $5,799
Simona Halep Vs Jasmine Paolini: Preview
Simona Halep is a two-time grand slam champion and former world no. 1. At the Linz Open 2021, she received a bye in the first round. Her last appearance was at the Transylvania Open where she reached the finals, where she lost to Anett Kontaveit. The 30 year-old Romanian is currently ranked 22nd in the world, having spent a total of 64 weeks atop the WTA rankings. She has won a total of 22 titles, the first 6 of which, she won in the same calendar year; the first to do so since Steffi Graf in 1986.
Italian Jasmine Paolini is 25 years old. She is currently ranked 51st in the world, a career-high ranking. Her last appearance was at the Courmayeur Ladies Open in Italy, where she reached the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion Donna Vekic. Her first WTA title win came at the Slovenia Open in September this year. She defeated Alison Riske in straight sets (7-6 6-2). She also has a WTA doubles title win, which came in July this year at Hamburg Open in Germany. She had partnered with Jil Teichmann of Switzerland for this tournament. She also won the Croatia Bol Open 2021, a WTA challenger event.
Simona Halep Vs Jasmine Paolini: Head to Head
This quarterfinal bout will be the second on-court meet between Simona Halep and Jasmine Paolini. They met for the first time in the second round of the Italian Open last year. Halep won in straight sets(6-3 6-4).
Simona Halep Vs Jasmine Paolini: Prediction
Halep comes into the tournament with a 23-10 win-loss record this season. She has a 12-5 record on hard courts and 7-2 on indoor hard courts. Her best performance this year has been at the Transylvania Open, where she reached the finals.
Jasmine Paolini has a 34-23 win-loss record in 2021. Her performance on hard courts and indoor hard courts stand at 17-13 and 5-2. While Paolini has had a more successful year on tour, Halep is backed by experience.
Prediction: Simona Halep should win in three sets.
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