Simona Halep will face Danielle Collins in the round of 32 at the Italian Open 2023 on Wednesday, May 11th.
Simona Halep’s performances so far ahead of Italian Open 2023
Simona Halep should be pleased with her run in 2023 thus far. The two-time Grand Slam winner already has one title to her name in the form of the Melbourne Summer Set from earlier this year.
The Romanian has also reached the semifinals in Indian Wells and the quarterfinal in Madrid, defeating the likes of Coco Gauff, Paula Badosa, Petra Martic, and Sorana Cirstea along the way. Halep began her Italian Open with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Alize Cornet.
Danielle Collins’ performances so far ahead of Italian Open 2023
Collins has an incredible start to the season as she reached the final of the Australian Open by beating Clara Tauson, Iga Swiatek, Elise Mertens, Ana Konjuh, Caroline Dolehide, and Cornet along the way. However, the American lost to Ashleigh Barty at the final hurdle.
The 28-year-old also reached the quarterfinals in Miami but was eliminated in the second round at the Madrid Open. She will be hoping to go far at the Italian Open this year.
|Date||Wednesday, 11th May|
|Court type||Outdoor clay court|
|Match details||Round of 32|
Head to Head and Predictions
These two players have faced each other on two occasions in the past. The H2H record between Halep and Collins is currently locked at 1-1. However, one of them is expected to take the lead in the series on Wednesday.
Halep will undoubtedly go into this match as the favourite due to her superiority on the clay court. However, Collins is capable of producing a few surprises as well. Our prediction for the match is a win in three sets for Halep.
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