WTA Singapore Tennis Picks: Halep Looks for First Career Victory Over Sharapova

João Mourato

Monday, October 26, 2015 1:14 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 1:14 PM UTC

The highest ranked players on Red Group will face each other this Tuesday. Join us while we analyze that match and provide the highest value tennis pick on that contest.


Simona Halep (1) vs Maria Sharapova (3)
Massive determination from Maria Sharapova in her first match against Agnieszka Radwanska, the Russian managed to emerge victorious after losing the first set by 4 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 4. Last months have been quite tough for Maria with several physical problems, but she managed to win in her first complete match since July.

Despite firing 8 aces, Sharapova had some problems with her serve committing 12 double faults on her first match. The key for her success against Agnieszka was her firepower with the Polish being overplayed by Maria's powerful groundstrokes.

Simona Halep also had some physical problems before this event; however, her level of tennis on first round was outstanding. Simona dismissed the US Open champion, Flavia Pennetta, in two easy sets by 6 – 0 6 – 3.

Flavia didn’t play a bad match but Simona was just too good with her backhand down the line making a huge damage on Pennetta. The Romanian feels extremely comfortable on Singapore courts and will be looking for another good run after being last year runner up.

Sharapova leads h2h 5 – 0 but the three matches - all played in 2014 - were far from easy for the Russian, needing three sets in all of them.

Halep has a great opportunity to clinch her first career victory over Sharapova in this match. Simona will use her terrific shot placement and high pace to explore Maria’s slower baseline movement and lack of rhythm. Despite Sharapova’s victory over Radwanska, it was clear that she was far from her best and in the end of the match the Russian admitted that.

Halep has a very good price for this match and we’ll add the Romanian tennis odds to our tennis picks

Tennis Pick: Simona Halep ML (-109) at Pinnacle

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