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Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Mertens upset Halep in the WTA Prague Open final?

  • Elise Mertens takes on Elise Mertens in the 2020 WTA Prague Open Final
  • Simona Halep has seen over 21.5 total games in 3 of her 4 matches in the tournament
  • World No. 2 Halep won 31.6% of her 2nd serve points against Begu in the semi-finals
  • Elise Mertens has seen over 24.5 total games in 3 of her 4 matches at the Prague Open
  • World No. 23 Mertens won 53.8% of her 2nd serve points in the semi-finals
Simona Halep Elise Mertens
Simona Halep and Elise Mertens met in the 2020 Australian Open fourth round in January (Getty Images)

Simona Halep and Elise Mertens contest the 2020 WTA Prague Open on Sunday. Both players have been involved in a number of long matches in Prague, will the trend continue in the final? 

Simona Halep Stats


Nationality: Romania
Age: 28 (27 September 1991)
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 2
Career High: 1 (October 2017)
Career Singles Titles: 20
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 (2018 French Open, 2019 Wimbledon)
2020 Titles: 1

Simona Halep Form


Top seed Simona Halep started the year with a Quarterfinal exit at the Adelaide International and Semifinal defeat to Garbiñe Muguruza in the Australian Open.

The Romanian bounce back by winning the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, taking out Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Jennifer Brady and Elena Rybakina.

Halep needed 3 sets to get past Polona Hercog and wild card Barbora Krejčíková in the first two rounds in Prague. She had a more routine 6-2 6-0 win against Magdalena Fręch in the quarter-finals.

The World No. 2 took on familiar opponent Irina-Camelia Begu in the semifinals and progressed with a 7-6 6-3 victory. The win came despite winning 31.6% of her 2nd Serve Points Won and allowing 10 break points.

Elise Mertens Stats


Nationality: Belgium
Age: 24 (17 November 1995)
Height: 5'10" (179cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 23
Career High: 12 (November 2018)
Career Singles Titles: 5
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0

Elise Mertens Form


Third seed Elise Mertens began 2020 with Quarterfinal defeats at the Shenzhen Open and Hobart International. The World No. 23 fell 4-6 4-6 to Simona Halep in the Australian Open Round of 16.

Mertens won both matches at the Fed Cup before second round defeats at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and Qatar Total Open.

The Belgian needed 3 sets to get past Jasmine Paolini in the first round in Prague before a 6-4 6-2 win against WTA Palermo semifinalist Camila Giorgi.

Mertens got past Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 1-6 6-4 in the quarterfinals and beat Kristýna Plíšková 7-5 7-6 in the semifinals.

Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens Head to Head


Simona Halep has a 3-1 advantage against Elise Mertens in the head to head. Halep won in straight sets at the 2018 Madrid Open and 2018 French Open.

Mertens won the next encounter 3-6 6-4 6-3 at the 2019 Doha Open. The last match between Halep and Mertens came at the 2020 Australian Open round of 16, Halep winning 6-4 6-4.

Halep is 2-0 in against Elise Mertens on clay, winning 6-0 6-3 and 6-2 6-1.

Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens Betting Odds


Simona Halep is a 1.42 favourite with Elise Mertens priced at 2.85. Halep can be backed to win 2-0 at 2.10 with the total games line is set at 21.5 games.

Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens Stats


  • Simona Halep has seen over 21.5 total games in 3 of her 4 matches at the 2020 Prague Open.
  • Simona Halep won 31.6% of her 2nd Serve Points in the semi-finals.
  • Simona Halep is 3-1 against Elise Mertens.
  • Simona Halep is 2-0 in against Elise Mertens on clay courts.
  • Elise Mertens has seen over 24.5 total games in 3 of her 4 matches at the 2020 Prague Open.
  • Elise Mertens won 53.8% of her 2nd Serve Points in the semi-finals.

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Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens will be played at the WTA Prague Open final.

When is Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens being played?

Simona Halep vs Elise Mertens will be played at 1.30pm CET on Sunday 16 August 2020.

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Verdict

Simona Halep‘s weak second serve was a problem in the semifinals. Her record on clay against Elise Mertens is strong, and I think she will be taken the distance on this occasion.

Best Bet: Over 21.5 Total Games Total Games @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Simona Halep Win 2-1 Correct Score @275 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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