On July 7, at 17:00 Moscow time, Rybakina will play against Halep in the semifinals of Wimbledon. Will Elena be able to stop the Romanian? Bookmakers consider Simone a clear favorite of the meeting.
Rybakina is a 23–year-old tennis player from Kazakhstan, the 23rd racket of the world. At the start of the season, she reached the final at the tournament in Adelaide-1, where she lost to Barty. After that, it is possible to note, perhaps, the 1/4 finals in Indian Wells. In Eastbourne, two weeks ago, Elena lost to Tsurenko in the first match of the competition, but at Wimbledon she achieved four victories in two games (over Vandeweghe, Andreescu, Qinwen and Martic) and a strong-willed victory over Tomljanovic in the 1/4 final: 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Halep is a 30–year-old Romanian tennis player, the 18th racket of the world. She has already won 8 matches in a row, and at the same time lost only one set. At Wimbledon, problems arose only in the battle against Flipkens: 7-5, 6-4. Interestingly, in both games Simone was inferior with a difference of three games. The Romanian beat the other competitors (Mukhova, Frekh, Bados and Anisimova) very easily and confidently.
Personal meeting statistics
Account in personal meetings: 2-1 in favor of Halep. All three matches were held on hard. Last season, in the third round of the US Open, Simona was stronger in an equal and difficult fight: 7-6, 4-6, 6-3.
- Halep is the 2019 Wimbledon champion.
- Simone has not lost 16 games in a row.
- The Romanian has won 11 of the last 12 matches.
- Rybakina will play in the semifinals of the TBSH for the first time in her career.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
All three face-to-face meetings were held in a stubborn struggle. Rybakina is a strong tennis player, with character, but in the upcoming match Halep deservedly looks like a clear favorite. It was not easy for Elena to win every match at the current competitions, while Simona feels very confident, and in three matches out of five she made less than 10 unforced errors. We do not doubt the Romanian, and boldly bet on her minus handicap.