Suarez Navarro leads their previous matches 6-5.Their last meeting was in May 2015. Suarez Navarro won on the Rome clay in 3 sets. The head to head record is a little surprising although Halep leads 4-1 on hard courts and has won their last 4 on this surface. Suarez Navarro’s last win on this surface was Us Open 2011.
Suarez Navarro has been impressive so far and has not dropped a set. Jankovic and Vesnina were beaten in the last 2 rounds.
Halep has dropped just 1 set which was in the last round to Babos. I favour Halep to reach the quarter finals but am hoping for a competitive match.
Back Halep if she is broken first. She starts around 1.37.