Simona Halep will be up against Elena Rybakina in a blockbuster semi final clash at Wimbledon. Halep is ranked 16th in the world while Rybakina is the World No. 17th.
Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina: Match Details
- Tournament: The Championships, Wimbledon
- Match: Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Date: 5th July 2022
- Venue: London, United Kingdom.
- Surface: Grass
- Prize Money: £535,000
Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina: Preview
World No. 16 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. Then she went on to face the toughest challenge in World No. 4 Paula Badosa and she beat her in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, she faced Amanda Anisimova and she completely dominated her winning the match 2-6, 4-6 and progressed into the semi-finals.
On the other hand, Elena Rybakina has had a great season so far having started the season by reaching the final of the Adelaide International 1 losing to fellow Australian Ashleigh Barty in straight sets. Rybakina faced Coco Vandeweghe in the first round and beat her comfortably in straight sets. She then beat Bianca Andreescu in the second-round tie in the same fashion and with ease. She then faced Zheng Qinwen in the third-round tie and it was nothing but a straight-sets comfortable win for Elena. She then beat Petra Martic in straight sets to book a place in the quarters. She then triumphed over Ajla Tomljanović where she came back to win 6-4, 2-6, 3-6 to progress to the semifinals.
Halep has won twice and Rybakina has won once in the three matches they have played against each other.
Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina: Prediction
Simona Halep will be the fan-favorite going into this match despite Rybakina’s intensive run of form in Wimbledon. Halep has completely crushed every opponent she has faced en route to the semi-finals and is yet to drop a set this fortnight. Halep has the experience of playing on the big stage. Expect a good match with Halep moving into the final.
Prediction: Halep to win in two sets.
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Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina: Match Timings
- Melbourne– 10:30 PM
- Paris– 2:30 PM
- London– 1:30 PM
- New York– 8:30 AM
- Toronto– 8:30 AM
- India– 6:00 PM