Aryna Sabalenka vs Simona Halep
WTA Stuttgart 2021 - Apr, 24th 2021.
SEMI-FINALS

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MATCH INFORMATION

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Closing odds - money line

+293
-217

A. Sabalenka vs S. Halep - Point by Point

  • 1
    Set 1 - Game 1
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 40-15.
    1-0
  • 2
    Set 1 - Game 2
    tennis icon S. Halep
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, 40-A.
    1-1
  • 3
    Set 1 - Game 3
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    2-1
  • 4
    Set 1 - Game 4
    tennis icon S. Halep
    15-0, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30.
    3-1
  • 5
    Set 1 - Game 5
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    0-15, 0-30, 0-40, 15-40, 30-40, 40-40, A-40.
    4-1
  • 6
    Set 1 - Game 6
    tennis icon S. Halep
    15-0, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, 40-A.
    4-2
  • 7
    Set 1 - Game 7
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30.
    5-2
  • 8
    Set 1 - Game 8
    tennis icon S. Halep
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40.
    5-3
  • 9
    Set 1 - Game 9
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    6-3
  • 10
    Set 2 - Game 1
    tennis icon S. Halep
    15-0, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 30-40, 40-40, A-40.
    1-0
  • 11
    Set 2 - Game 2
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 40-15.
    2-0
  • 12
    Set 2 - Game 3
    tennis icon S. Halep
    0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40.
    2-1
  • 13
    Set 2 - Game 4
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    15-0, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30.
    3-1
  • 14
    Set 2 - Game 5
    tennis icon S. Halep
    0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, 40-A.
    3-2
  • 15
    Set 2 - Game 6
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    0-15, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30, 40-40, A-40.
    4-2
  • 16
    Set 2 - Game 7
    tennis icon S. Halep
    0-15, 0-30, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, A-40.
    5-2
  • 17
    Set 2 - Game 8
    tennis icon A. Sabalenka
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    6-2
  • FT
    FINAL SCORE
    2 - 0
    63  62 

A. Sabalenka vs S. Halep Predictions (from BetzCenter's Experts)

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MATCH PREVIEW

Sabalenka in for another Tough Battle

Sometimes you have to find a way of recharging your battery. That's what Aryna Sablenka had to do on Friday in her quarter final against Anett Kontaveit. After winning the first set, she dropped the second and her clay court specialist opponent was on top. A trip off court and some water did the trick for Sabalenka and she won the final set 6-1.  Now she has a tougher task as the world number seven takes on Simona Halep.

Sabalkenka is in her second semi-final of 2021. The previous one was right at the start of the year when winning the Abu Dhabi tourament. That was her third straight title win but she hasn't been able to get another one. Perhaps this is the week when another title heads her way? Just being in a semi-final is progress after quarter final losses in Dubai and Miami.

Reaching the final in Stuttgart would be a major boost for Sabalenka. Only once before has the Belarusian made it to a WTA main tour final on this surface. That was in Lugano in 2018 and not against the quality of player on show this week in Stuttgart. Before the tough quarter final, Sabalenka had recorded straight sets wins over Zhang Shuai and Anna-Lisa Friedsam. Winning this tournament would see Sabalenka rise to a career best sixth in the world.

These two players have had four previous matches and Halep leads 3-1. Halep won their two meetings in 2018, both in straight sets. Sabalenka's only win was in the last eight of the Adelaide Classic last year. Their most recent singles match was in Dubai this year with Halep getting the win in three sets. They also were on opposite sides of the court in a doubles match in Miami recently as Halep and Kerber beat Sabalenka and Mertens in straight sets.

Halep So Strong on Clay

Simona Halep is ranked third in the world but in the absence of Naomi Osaka, second for this tournament. She's yet to win a tournament in 2021 but this is only her fourth event of the year. Two of her previous three this year were in Australia, reaching the last eight of the Gippsland Trophy and the Australian Open. Her only other appearance was a last 32 defeat in Miami, withdrawing from a scheduled match against Anastasija Sevastova.

Back on court this week, the Romanian has been in dominant form. Two wins over Marketa Vondrousova and Ekaterina Alexandrova have seen her lose just nine games. Halep is totally at home on this surface and won the French Open in both 2018 and was losing finalist in both 2014 and 2017. She's looking to improve on a 74% win rate on clay and last year won 13 out of 14 matches on this surface, only losing at the French Open in the fourth round. to eventual winner Iga Swiatek. Before that she'd won the Prague and Italian Opens.

Halep is always going to be a dangerous player on this surface. A win in Stuttgart would be her tenth WTA Tour title on clay. Winning this semi-final would take her into a 19th clay court final. That looks the likely outcome here, especially after her opponent's late quarter final on Friday. A straight sets win for Halep is the tip.

 

Closing odds:

Money line

+293 - -217

Spread

-120 [3.50] -120
under

Totals

over
-103 [21.00] -109

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All Fixture Videos

A collection of videos from BetzCenter's archive that might be useful to watch to place the right bet on this game.

M. Sakkari vs A. Sabalenka (26 Feb 2020)
A. Kontaveit vs A. Sabalenka (25 Feb 2020)
S. Halep vs E. Rybakina (22 Feb 2020)
S. Halep vs J. Brady (21 Feb 2020)
S. Halep vs A. Sabalenka (20 Feb 2020)
S. Halep vs O. Jabeur (19 Feb 2020)
E. Mertens vs A. Sabalenka (19 Feb 2020)
M. Sakkari vs A. Sabalenka (18 Feb 2020)
D. Yastremska vs A. Sabalenka (17 Jan 2020)
A. Sabalenka vs S. Halep (16 Jan 2020)

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