Simona Halep is a great player and a great fighter, currently no. 3 in the world, but also lacks some weapons to be dangerous for the top players. Her style is aggressive baseline with a great backhand.
The fact that she is 22/2 in 2015, losing only to Makarova in AO2015 and Muguruza in Fed Cup says that she will be favorite in this clash. The match-up and the h2h says otherwise. Flavia leads 3-0 in the h2h and twice winning 2-0. She won in US Open 2013 2-0 (the last match played) when Halep was big favorite to get to the Semi. Flavia played also great tennis and is 28th in the world. She defeated in 2015 Sharapova, Kerber, Stosur and here in Miami Pironkova in 3 and Azarenka in straight sets.
I think that the odds are great and I have to take also a chance if I want to win in this competition.
Pick: Pennetta 2-0
Bookmaker: ➾ Bet365
Stake: 8 units
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