Venus Williams vs Simona Halep
|Date & Time||Thursday August 9, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
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The world number 1, Simona Halep has made it into the round of 16 of the WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal. At this stage of the tournament, the Romanian superstar will take on the incredibly talented, Venus Williams. This should be an important match for both Williams and Halep since a spot in the quarterfinals is up for grabs. These are two of the biggest names in world tennis and it should be an absolute treat to see them play against each other.
Simona Halep won her opening round match in a convincing manner and will feel very confident heading into this clash. This is the first tournament she is playing since Wimbledon and she is looking fresh and ready to compete. This is a very positive sign and it means that she will be at the top of her game. When Simona Halep is on form, she is the hardest player in the world to beat and it looks like she is in good form. This will be a tough game since Venus Williams is a great player but I am expecting Halep to produce her best tennis.
On the other side of the coin, Venus William is also looking in good form. The US legend is very experienced but is showing that she is still an elite player. This will not be an easy match but considering how successful Venus has been, it is hard to count her out. That being said, Venus Williams will need to be at the top of her game if she has a chance to compete with Simona Halep.
While it is never easy predicting against Venus Williams, I think we are going to have to. Simona Halep is the better player and after resting for a few weeks, she is looking fresh and dangerous. I think she will be way too strong for Venus Williams in this match.