Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina, Rome Final Preview

Internazionali BNL d’Italia, 🇮🇹🏆 Rome Final Preview
(6) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (8) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina

Saturday’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia final promises to be a an epic battle as an in-form Simona Halep comes up against a dogged Elina Svitolina at the Foro Italico. Simona Halep will be looking to capture the perfect momentum boost heading into Roland Garros by winning the Madrid/Rome double but it won’t be easy for the Romanian as Elina Svitolina has been one of the most consistent players on tour all year. The Ukrainian heads into Saturday’s final looking for her fourth and biggest title of the year.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Elina Svitolina, Rome SF Preview

Internationali BNL d’Italia, Rome SF Preview
SF #2: (3) 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza vs (8) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina

Familiar foes, Garbine Muguruza and Elina Svitolina will renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet in the second semi-final of the day at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Muguruza and Svitolina both claimed impressive quarter-final victories to move to the final four, Muguruza came past Venus Williams in three sets whilst Svitolina upset the second seeded Karolina Pliskova in straight sets to set up an intriguing semi-final showdown.

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Simona Halep vs Kiki Bertens, Rome SF Preview

Internazionali BNL d’Italia, 🇮🇹 Rome SF Preview
SF #1: (6) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (15) 🇳🇱 Kiki Bertens

Saturday’s first semi-final at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia sees a red-hot Simona Halep take on the vastly improving Kiki Bertens. Simona Halep enters this semi-final clash on a 9-match winning streak having won the Mutua Madrid Open last week. The Romanian is now the favourite heading into Roland Garros and will look to build even more momentum by winning back-to-back titles.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Venus Williams, Rome QF Preview

Internazionali BNL d’Italia 🇮🇹 QF Preview
(3) 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza vs (9) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams

Friday’s final quarter-final at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia features an intriguing battle as the third seeded Garbine Muguruza comes up against a determined Venus Williams. All eyes are on Muguruza over the coming weeks, the reigning Roland Garros champion has an opportunity to cause more damage on the red dirt over the coming months, gaining confidence in Rome will be critical for those ambitions. Clay has always been the worst surface for Venus but she has generally played well in Rome and will fancy her chances of an upset here.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Elina Svitolina, Rome QF Preview

Internazionali BLN d’Italia 🇮🇹 QF Preview
(2) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova vs (8) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina

Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina will renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at the quarter-final stage of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The contrast in styles between these two always make for an interesting clash, surprisingly Svitolina is yet to score a win over Pliskova, the Czech holds a perfect 5-0 record over the Ukrainian. Svitolina will be confident that she can reserve that trend in their first clay court meeting since 2014.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Timea Bacsinszky, Rome R3 Preview

Internazionali BNL d’Italia 🇮🇹 R3 Preview
(2) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova vs 🇨🇭 Timea Bacsinszky

An fascinating third round clash between Karolina Pliskova and Timea Bacsinszky will end third round action on Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Karolina Pliskova was the form player on tour during the first couple of months but as expected her form has dropped away as the clay court season is in full swing. Timea Bacsinszky has had a poor year but the Swiss woman always thrives during the clay court season and will see this third round clash as a big opportunity to gain a valuable victory over the world number 3.

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Elina Svitolina vs Mona Barthel, Rome R3 Preview

Internazionali BNL d’Italia 🇮🇹 R3 Preview
(8) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina vs (Q) 🇩🇪 Mona Barthel

Mona Barthel enters her third round clash with Elina Svitolina in Rome on a 12-match winning streak. The German came through the qualifying draw to win the title in Prague a couple of weeks ago and has again successfully advanced through the qualifying draw in Rome. Barthel will face her biggest challenge of the last couple of weeks when she faces a determined Elina Svitolina for a place in the quarter-finals at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

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Johanna Konta vs Venus Williams, Rome R3 Preview

Internazionali BNL d’Italia 🇮🇹 R3 Preview
(5) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta vs (9) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams

An interesting third round clash at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia sees Johanna Konta take on Venus Williams. Both Konta and Williams are not at their best on clay, both will see this match as a rare opportunity to advance to the quarter-finals of a big clay court tournament. Konta has won the last three matches between the pair, including a straight set win in Miami earlier this year.

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Simona Halep vs Kristina Mladenovic, Madrid Final Preview

Mutua Madrid Open, Final Preview + Prediction
(3) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (14) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic

Simona Halep is just one win away from successfully defending her title at the Mutua Madrid Open, the Romanian third seed will come up against Kristina Mladenovic in Saturday’s final. Surprisingly, Mladenovic holds a 3-1 head-to-head record over Halep and comfortably beat Halep a couple of months ago in Indian Wells. It will be interesting to see if a resurgent Simona Halep can flip that result and successfully defend her title.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Kristina Mladenovic, Madrid SF Preview

Mutua Madrid Open, Semi-Final Preview + Prediction
SF #2: (8) 🇷🇺 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs (14) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic

Friday’s second semi-final from the Mutua Madrid Open promises to be a tight contest between Svetlana Kuznetsova and Kristina Mladenovic. Both ladies will enter this semi-final full of confidence, both survived early round scares in Madrid before powering through their last couple of matches to confirm a semi-final showdown. Kuznetsova and Mladenovic have been two of the most consistent players on tour over the last couple of months, all signs point to a very competitive match.

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