Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens 8 May 2018: WTA Madrid Tennis Preview and Predictions
Round of 32
8 May 2018/0500ET
Halep 4/9 Mertens 21/10 See the Latest Odds
Simona Halep will be in action in the second round of WTA Madrid where she will be taking on Belgian tennis superstar, Elise Mertens. This is a game between two top-level tennis players and I am expecting a really strong and exciting match.
Simona Halep is the top-seeded player in this competition and she will be hoping to get another WTA title. The Romanian is a class player and she showed that in her first-round win. This will be a much tougher test for her since she is up against a much tougher opponent. It has been a very frustrating 2018 for Simona Halep since she has been in great form but has failed to win any titles and I am sure that she will be looking to turn things around soon.
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On the other side of the court, Elise Mertens has really established herself in 2018. The Belgian is full of talent and after a very impressive Australian Open, she is looking very promising. This tennis match will be a big test for her since she is facing one of the best female tennis players in the world. That being said, I think we will see Elise Mertens fight and put up a really strong display.
All in all, I am expecting Simona Halep to win. She is the better player and I think her experience will be enough to get her a win. Having said that, I am expecting a closely fought match with Elise Mertens winning a set. Due to that reason, I think the best wager in this match is the over 2.5 sets. This is the best-looking wager and any sized stake will make sense.