Simona Halep will take on Sara Sorribes Tormo in the First round of the Madrid Open 2021. Halep is currently the World no.3 on the WTA rankings and Tormo is the World no.46.
- Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Round: First-round
- Date: 30th April, 2021
- PrizeMoney: $18,674
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Match Preview
Halep has been dealing with a shoulder injury in the recent past. It was the same injury that had forced her to withdraw in the second round of the Miami Open, a match she surrendered to Anastasija Sevastova. But her outing in the Stuttgart Open would indicate that she is over the injury, for now. At Stuttgart she reached the Semi-final stage of the competition, losing to Aryna Sabalenka at that stage.
Her first round opponent in this competition is Sara Sorribes Tormo. Tormo had won the Abierto Zapopan 2021 in Mexico this March, before reaching the Semi-final of the Abierto GNP Seguros. In the Miami Open she lost in the quarter finals to Bianca Andreescu.
Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Head-to-Head
The two players have met just once in the past, at the French Open 2020. A contest that Halep won in straight sets 6-4 6-0. So she leads the head to head 1-0.
Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Prediction
If fit, Halep is as good as anybody on clay. She can run miles, she can keep returning balls, and she packs a mean serve too. Her only worry will be her shoulder which has been troubling her for a while now. Tormo has started the clay court swing disastrously, by losing in the first round of the Copa Colsanitas to Sara Errani. It is not looking too good for Tormo in this first round encounter too.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep will beat Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets.