Mihaela Buzarnescu vs. Simona Halep
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 3, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
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Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has made it into the second round at Wimbledon. Halep will now play against Mihaela Buzarnescu who is also from Romania.
Mihaela Buzarnescu had a solid match in the opening round as she defeated Jessica Pegula in straight sets. During the win, Mihaela Buzarnescu received serve exceptionally well. Buzarnescu won 55% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. While the receiving was good, Mihaela Buzarnescu served poorly. Mihaela Buzarnescu hit 4 double faults and had her service broken on 5 occasions. With Halep as her opponent, Mihaela Buzarnescu must improve her serve to compete.
It has been a tough start to the grass court season for Mihaela Buzarnescu as she was 0-2 on grass in 2019 prior to the start of this tournament.
On the other side of the coin, Simona Halep was very impressive during her opening round match. During the victory, Simona Halep won 82% of her service games and 4 return games to secure a straight sets victory. The serving was very impressive from Simona Halep as she won over 60% of her service points and looked comfortable in holding service games.
Halep has been in good form prior to this tournament as she made the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne International and the French Open.
Mihaela Buzarnescu and Simona Halep have played once in the past. The match was played in 2008 at a WTA 25K event where Simona Halep won in straight sets.
Mihaela Buzarnescu has not been at her best and she is now faced with the challenge of playing the number 7 seed. Halep has played good tennis and she seems to be finding her best form again. Halep is hugely experienced and accomplished. Halep has the advantage of past Grand Slam success experience and she has a 100% win rate against Mihaela Buzarnescu. With that in mind, I see Simona Halep being good enough to defeat Mihaela Buzarnescu.