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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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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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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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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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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