Paula Badosa will be up against Simona Halep in a blockbuster fourth-round clash at the Wimbledon. Badosa is ranked 4th in the world while Halep is the World No. 16th.
Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep: Match Details
- Tournament: The Championships, Wimbledon
- Match: Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep
- Round: Fourth Round (Round of 16)
- Date: 3rd July 2022
- Venue: London, United Kingdom.
- Surface: Grass
- Prize Money: £190,000
Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep: Preview
World No. 4 Paula Badosa has had an on-off kind of season beginning the year with the title in Sydney and also getting to the last 16 at the Australian Open. She also made it to the semifinals in Indian Wells and the quarterfinals in Miami and Charleston. Since her comeback from injury, Badosa has been in fine touch and has not lost a single set in the three matches she has played in Wimbledon so far. She faced Louisa Chirico in the first round tie and beat her easily. Then she faced the experienced Petra Kvitova and battled her way into the next round. She then beat Irina Bara 6-3, 6-2 in the third round tie to progress to the round of 16.
Former World No. 1 Simona Halep faced Karolina Muchova in the first round, who was in brilliant form and Muchova took an early lead to go 3-1 up in the first set. Muchova was unable to hold onto the lead and in the end, Halep outplayed her time and time again winning the match comfortably in the end. Then she faced Magdalena Frech and it was an easy win for her then she went on to face Kirsten Flipkens and Flipkens was no match for the two-time Grand Slam winner and Halep comfortably beat her 7-5, 6-4, and progressed into the round of 16.
Simona Halep has beaten Paula Badosa in the only game they have played against each other at the Madrid Open this year.
Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep: Prediction
Simona Halep will be the fan-favorite going into this match despite Badosa’s higher ranking. Halep has completely crushed every opponent she has faced en route to the round of 16 and expecting a good match with Halep moving into the next round.
Prediction: Halep to win in three sets.
Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- UK– BBC and Eurosport
- USA– Tennis Channel and ESPN
- Australia– beIN
- Japan – WOWOW
- China – iQIYI
- France– Eurosport
- The Middle East and North Africa– beIN Sports
- Central America– ESPN
- Caribbean Islands– Sportsmax
- South America and Oceania– ESPN International
- Canada– TSN
- Sub-Saharan Africa– SuperSport
- India – Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar VIP
Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep: Match Timings
- Melbourne– 12:30 AM
- Paris– 4:30 PM
- London– 3:30 PM
- New York– 10:30 AM
- Toronto– 10:30 AM
- India– 8:00 PM