Head to heads are 3-3. Halep has won their last 3. They haven’t played since 2013. Stosur has won both their clay meetings.
It was a little surprising to see Halep lose the second set 6-0 yesterday to Begu. She has looked good all week. Is that a sign she is tiring? She did come back well in the third set.
Stosur has been playing decent tennis recently. She beat Suarez Navarro in the third round and put an end to Tig’s excellent week in the last round.
I can see this going to 3 sets but favour Halep to come out on top. She really needs maximum ranking points this week after a relatively disappointing start to the season.
Back Halep if Stosur breaks first.