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Simona Halep vs Kiki Bertens 2018 Cincinnati Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

We have reached the final of the WTA Cincinnati Open as two players remain to fight it out for the title. The final will be played by world number 1, Simona Halep as she battles it out against Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands. These two players have been amazing all tournament and it will be a treat to watch them play one more time. This is an extremely important match for both players and I am sure we will see both players at the top of their game.

Kiki Bertens has been absolutely exceptional in this tournament. The Dutch player has beaten some of the top names in the tennis world and she is looking to end her tournament by beating another superstar. The issue for Bertens will be that she has not got a good record against Simona Halep as the Dutch superstar last won in 2012 against the current world number 1. These two have played on multiple times over the years with Simona Halep having the much better record. Kiki Bertens will need to overcome her past demons against Simona Halep if she wishes to win the 2018 WTA Cincinnati Masters.

Simona Halep, on the other hand, will look to resume proceedings as usual. The Romanian will look to outplay Kiki Bertens like she has done in the past. This will be a harder task than usual since Bertens is in incredible form but so is Halep. Given the way that Simona Halep is hitting that ball, I think she will be very hard to beat and I think it will be too much for her opponent.

All in all, I only see one winner and that is Simona Halep. While Kiki Bertens has been incredible, I don’t think she will have enough to beat her opponent. The world number 1 is the favorite and I am picking her to win.


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Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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