Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sofia F: Halep's got this in her bag

Simona Halep vs. Samantha Stosur

A rematch of the Moscow final where Halep won easily, it's difficult to pick against the Romanian, whose 2nd half of the year was just stellar. If not for her first half of the year, she will definitely be top 10, or even top 5. Her drastic improvement has to be accredited to her coach change, and it will be exciting to see what she can accomplish next year with the pressure on her. Samantha Stosur also "woke up" after her US Open failure, and only lost to her boogeywoman, Lucie Safarova, and Simona Halep since. Against Halep, Samantha needs to serve big and take the net to end the points early. Any long drawn rallies will inevitably end up as a backhand extended rally which Simona will come out on top 9 out of 10 times. With her patient and counterpunching play, Simona will cruise to her 6th title of the year, knocking on top 10's door.

Pick: Halep in 2 sets

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