Elena Rybakina vs. Simona Halep - 2020 Dubai Open Final
Saturday, February 22 2020
TV: ESPN (US); Amazon Prime (UK) Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
No. 1 seed, Simona Halep, meets Elena Rybakina in the Final of the 2020 WTA Dubai Open. Will Rybakina claim her second title of the season, or will the more experienced Halep stop her?
Elena Rybakina has had an incredible tournament here in Dubai and a great 2020 season so far. Rybakina has already won a title this year, and she leads with the amount of victories this year. Rybakina is tough, she is young and she is determined. Rybakina will want to have a breakthrough season in 2020 and she knows that this is an opportunity to do just that. Rybakina beat Petra Martic in two tight sets to get to the Final, but she will now face possibly one of the toughest opponents in recent times, Simona Halep.
Simona Halep finally destroyed Jennifer Brady's lucky run. Halep schooled the American, beating her 6-2/6-0 and showing her that she cannot hang with the big boys. Halep is such an amazing player, she will make you work every aspect of your game and she will not give up anything easily. Halep has had so much success in her career and she is determined to win here in Dubai. Will Halep dominate her young opponent?
This will be the second meeting between both players, however you cannot really count their first match at all. Halep had to retire in the first set due to injury, awarding Rybakina the victory. Halep is in incredible form here and Rybakina as well, but Halep's experience and determination will succeed in winning her the title in Dubai.
Simona Halep to win.