Simona Halep vs Caroline Garcia – Tennis Betting Tips

Simona Halep of Romania advanced to the final of the China Open after she beat Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in the semifinals. This is a very important win for her for two reasons. First, she was able to avenge her loss to the young Latvian at the final of the French Open months ago. Second, she also became world No.1 for the first time in her career. She’ll be facing Caroline Garcia of France for the title match.

Simona Halep

Halep continued to play excellent tennis in the semis and easily beat Ostapenko in straight sets 6-2 6-4. Before this, she also had superb performances in her matches against Kasatkina and Sharapova in the earlier rounds. She beat Kasatkina 6-2 6-1 in just over an hour and Sharapova 6-2 6-2 in just about the same time period. It was only in her opening match against Alison Riske of the US where she dropped a set.

Simona is seen as the favorite to win the final match against Caroline Garcia. This will be her third meeting with the Frenchwoman. She won both of their first two meetings. They first met in Sydney last year. She won that match after three sets 6-4 2-6 6-1. Just some months ago, they met again for the second time in Toronto. She was able to dispose Garcia there after just two sets 6-4 6-2. With the way she’s playing here, many expect her to do the same again to the French player.

Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia advanced to the final of this tournament after she beat Petra Kvitova in the semis 6-3 7-5. Before this straight sets win over the former world No.2, Garcia had to survive a very tough match versus Elina Svitolina. Her match against the Ukrainian lasted more than two hours before she was able to win it 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(5). Many thought she won’t be able to play well against Kvitova because of this long match. However, the opposite happened and she had a relatively easy win over the Czech player.

Garcia has now reached her highest world ranking at No.15. Her chances of playing for the first time in the WTA Final in Singapore is also still alive. Her only rival for the last spot in the Final, Johanna Konta must reach the final of the Kremlin Cup in order to qualify.

Our Predictions

I’m sure Simona Halep will win this match. She’s in great form right now and has also beat Garcia in their first two meetings. I don’t think there’s any reason to doubt her chances of winning the title here at the China Open.

Prediction: Simona Halep, 1.434 @ Pinnacle