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Simona Halep vs Ajla Tomljanovic Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Another Aussie Opponent for Halep
- Simona Halep vs Ajla Tomljanovic preview and predictions for Wednesday’s Australian Open match.
- The match is being played at Melbourne Park at 8am GMT
- Second seed Halep won her first-round match in under an hour
- I am predicting Halep to have to work harder for the win vs Tomljanovic
- Match preview, predictions and live stream information
Simona Halep will face her second Australian opponent in Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
Simona Halep vs Ajla Tomljanovic Predictions
Halep recorded a very efficient win in the first round but against another Australian opponent in Tomljanovic, she will have to work harder.
The Romanian should still win, but Tomljanovic is a powerful player who has taken sets from Halep in three of their four previous meetings.
- Halep improved to 24-10 at the Australian Open with her win over Cabrera
- The World no. 2 only failed to return three of Cabrera’s serves in the 59-minute match
- Tomljanovic has won 3 of her last 12 matches
- The Australian served six aces in her last match and won 73% of points behind her first serve
Head to Head
The head to head between Simona Halep and Ajla Tomljanovic stands at 4-0 in Halep’s favour.
The first three matches between Halep and Tomljanovic went the distance, but their most recent encounter was a 6-4, 7-5 win over Tomljanovic in Adelaide in January 2020.
Simona Halep Stats
Age: 29 (27 September 1991)
Height: 5’6” (168cm)
World Ranking: 2
Career High: 1 (October 2017)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 22
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 (French Open 2018, Wimbledon 2019)
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Runner-up (2018)
Simona Halep Form
Halep was defeated in emphatic fashion in the quarterfinals of her warm-up event, losing 2-6, 1-6 to Anastasia Potapova.
The world no. 2 bounced back superbly to record a dominant win over Lizette Cabrera in the first round of the Australian Open. Halep hit 14 winners and 18 unforced errors as she took just 59 minutes to beat Cabrera, saving five of six break points she faced.
Cabrera only managed three unreturned serves against Halep, however. The more experienced and powerful Tomljanovic should do better.
Ajla Tomljanovic Stats
Age: 27 (7 May 1993)
Height: 5’11” (180cm)
World Ranking: 72
Career High: 39 (April 2019)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: R2 (2014-15)
Ajla Tomljanovic Form
Tomljanovic, a talented ballstriker who has had very bad luck with injuries throughout her career, had a poor end to 2020. The Australian lost all seven of the matches she played after the six-month shutdown of the sport.
Tomljanovic snapped that losing streak when she beat Zhu Lin in Abu Dhabi, but she went on to lose to Aryna Sabalenka and then Alize Cornet at last week’s Gippsland Trophy.
The world no. 72 had an excellent win over Misaki Doi in the first round. She served six aces (as well as six double faults) and hit 20 winners for 19 unforced errors, beating Doi 6-2, 6-1 in 71 minutes.
Simona Halep and Ajla Tomljanovic meet in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday 10 January (8am GMT scheduled start).
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Simona Halep vs Ajla Tomljanovic are meeting in the second round of the Australian Open.
Tomljanovic should be a much more testing opponent for Halep than Cabrera. The world no. 2 will book her place in the third round but will be pushed past 18 games.
Correct Score: Halep 2-0 Set Betting @-227.27 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Total Games: +18.5 Total Games @-129.87 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Games Handicap: Tomljanovic +5.5 Match Handicap @100.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit