Simona Halep vs Victoria Azarenka 2019 Wimbledon Championships

Simona Halep vs Victoria Azarenka 2019 Wimbledon Championships

The 2019 Wimbledon Championships Ladies’ Singles round of 32 begins on Friday, and the derby match will see the 7th-seeded Simona Halep taking on the two-time Wimbledon semifinalist Victoria Azarenka.  

Simona Halep vs Victoria Azarenka

  • 2019 Wimbledon Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
  • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK
  • Friday 5th July

Simona Halep News & Form

The 27-year old Romanian defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets at the start of the tournament, while Halep dropped a set against her compatriot Mihaela Burzanescu in the second round. Halep lost her serve six times, but she managed to break Burzanescu’s serve whopping nine times. However, Halep had just 12 winners and 19 unforced errors.

Simona Halep
Simona Halep

Simona came to London with a 29-10 record in 2019, still looking for her first title of the season. Halep failed to retain the trophy at Roland Garros, exiting in the quarterfinal. She has a 19-8 record at Wimbledon, reaching the semis once in 2014, while Halep defended points from the last year when she lost in the round of 32.

Victoria Azarenka News & Form

The 29-year old Belarusian played very well over the previous two rounds. Azarenka defeated Alize Cornet 6-4 6-4 in the opener, while she easily outlasted Ajla Tomljanovic in the second round, dropping just a couple of games in the first set.

Azarenka is the World No. 40 at the moment, and she came to London with a 17-13 record in 2019. Victoria has a 32-11 record at Wimbledon, and she reached the semifinals in 2011 and 2012, while Azarenka exited in the second round last year.

Halep vs Azarenka Head to Head

These two ladies split their four head-to-head duels. Victoria Azarenka won the first two encounters in 2012, while Simona Halep won the previous two matchups including the round-of-16 clash at Wimbledon two years ago when she defeated Azarenka in straight sets 7-6 6-2.

Halep vs Azarenka Betting Odds and Predictions

Halep is playing in a better form than Azarenka, but Simona has never played her best tennis on the grass court. Therefore, the bookies listed Halep as a slight favourite to qualify for the next round, and you can take her at 4/5 with Bet365, while Azarenka is set at 1/1 odds on the same platform.

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The price on exactly three sets is 11/8 with Betway where you can pick Azarenka to earn a set at 2/5 odds. Bet365 offers a 21.5-game line with the over at 8/11 odds and the under at 1/1 odds, while the identical odds are available at Betway with the 20.5-game line.

Halep vs Azarenka Betting Tip

As I’ve already mentioned, Halep’s playing in a good form, but Azarenka looked good on the court in her first two matches at Wimbledon, so it’s really hard to say who will reach the round of 16. Their previous head-to-head duel at Wimbledon saw a tiebreak and 21 games in the total, and in 2017, Azarenka missed all other Grand Slams beside Wimbledon.

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Hereof, I would avoid a side bet, expecting to see a tight match that will go in the over on the total games. My best bet is on the over 20.5 games at 8/11 with Betway.

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