Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Simona Halep
|Date & Time||Monday July 1, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
S. Halep -714 / A. Sasnovich +440
Romanian tennis superstar, Simona Halep will play against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the opening round of Wimbledon.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich has not had a good start to the grass court season as she was eliminated in the opening round of both the Birmingham Classic and Eastbourne International. It has not been a strong season for Sasnovich as she has a record of 14-12 in 2019.
Grass has been a surface where Aliaksandra Sasnovich has struggled throughout her career as she has a win rate of only 45% of this surface. Aliaksandra Sasnovich made the fourth round at Wimbledon last season but her overall record at this tournament is not great as she has only won 56% of her matches.
This is expected to be a very tough match for Sasnovich as she is playing against the number 7 seed.
Looking at Simona Halep, she enters this tournament following a decent performance at the Eastbourne International where she made it through to the quarterfinals. Prior to the Eastbourne International, Simona Halep had a strong clay court season where she made the quarterfinals of the French Open and the final of the Madrid Masters. Halep does not have the best record at Wimbledon although she made the semifinals of this tournament in 2014.
Simona Halep has been in decent touch in 2019 and while she has not had the same impact as she did in 2018, she will be confident in her ability to do well in this tournament.
This will be the first time that Simona Halep and Aliaksandra Sasnovich will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich has not been playing well and that has been evident from her performances at the Birmingham Classic and the Eastbourne International. This is a tough draw for Sasnovich as she is playing an elite player. Simona Halep has not been at her best in 2019 but the Romanian superstar has still been playing good tennis. Halep looked in decent touch during her previous tournament and I see her being good enough to defeat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in this match.