Harriet Dart vs Simona Halep Betting Tip – Halep 2-0 – 23rd January 2020

Halep to breeze past British challenger Dart in Australian Open 2nd round

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United KingdomHarriet Dart vs Simona HalepRomania
23rd January 02:00hrs
Tennis – Australian Open – 2nd Round
Pick Halep 2-0
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1/3 odds taken 16:59 GMT, Tuesday 21 January

Britain’s Harriet Dart has a great fixture in front of her in the second round of the Australian Open 2020. Her reward for having shown some brilliant fight in the final set of her opening match is a shot against former world number one Simona Halep.

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Halep should cruise through second round challenge at Australian Open

Simona Halep is one of the front runners for the title at Melbourne Park this year. She kicked off her campaign with a straight-sets victory over America’s Jennifer Brady. The Romanian took the first set on a tie break before romping to a second-set win, dropping just one game there.

She did get a couple of matches in at the Adelaide International prior to showing up at the Australian Open. While there was not a title forthcoming on that occasion the matches will have sharpened her up at the start of the new year. She did have an injury scare in her opener, needing some medical attention on her wrist after a fall in the first set. But she played down any worries about it afterwards.

Our betting prediction:
Halep Games Handicap -7.5

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(odds taken 17:09GMT, Tuesday 21 January)

Halep reached the final of the 2018 Australian Open and on two other occasions in her career has made it to the quarter finals. The Romanian has been to the final of three of her last eight Grand Slam appearances, winning two titles in her career. Realistically, she should breeze this second-round contest.


Dart’s battling qualities earn her a shot at former world number one

With many of her fellow Britons falling at the first hurdle at Melbourne Park, Dart showed tremendous qualities in her opener. She was up against Misaki Doi in the first round and after dropping the first set heavily, Dart starting putting her foot on the gas.

She tied things up and got the match to a tie-breaker, which she won 10-6 to progress. Dart is a qualifier at the Australian Open which was a big step forward for her as she had failed to qualify for the Brisbane International earlier this month. Dart is currently ranked 164th on the WTA

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This is just the second appearance for Dart in the main draw of the Australian Open. She made a first round exit on her debut last year. This is just her fifth appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam in her career, her previous best effort being a round of 32 appearance at Wimbledon last year.


Harriet Dart vs Simona Halep Betting Advice

There is a huge discrepancy between the rankings of these two players, and upsets on this kind of scale just do not happen very often. It’s not likely to show up in this fixture either, because Halep has been looking in pretty good shape so far and is a class above the Brit.


Key Facts – Harriet Dart vs Simona Halep Betting Tip

  • Harriet Dart has made it past the opening round of a Slam for just the second time
  • Simona Halep was the losing finalist at 2019 Australian Open
  • Simona Halep is a two-time Grand Slam champion


The 2-0 option in set betting for Halep has to be front and centre for any kind of prediction here. It’s unlikely that she is going to let anything slip. She is a frontrunner for the title at Melbourne Park and will be looking to finish this as quickly as possible.


The best betting odds for Harriet Dart vs Simona Halep

Harriet Dart to win: 6/1 at Unibet
Simona Halep to win: 1/10 at Unibet