Simona Halep vs Ons Jabeur Betting Tip Halep 2-0 – 19th February 2020

Halep to open in Dubai successfully

Simona Halep /Romania ©imago images / ZUMA Press 19.02.2020

RomaniaSimona Halep vs Ons JabeurTunisia
19th February 1500hrs
Tennis – Dubai – WTA
Pick Halep 2-0
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 22:17 GMT Tuesday 18th February

Simona Halep will be making her start in Dubai on Wednesday. As the top seed in the tournament, she got a bye in the first round of the tournament. She will go up against Ons Jabeur who had a surprise quarter-final at the Australian Open.

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Halep can make steady progress in opener

Romania’s Simona Halep is the top seed for Dubai. This will be her first tournament action since reaching the semi finals of the Australian Open. Aside from that slip up in the final four of the Slam against Garbine Muguruza, she has been in very strong form.

Halep should be well rested and therefore should come in strong for this one. She has been strong on her service game this season without question. It was just a little lapse of focus and temperament in the final four of the Australian Open that undid her in Melbourne

Our betting prediction:
Under 20.5 Games

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(odds taken 22:17 GMT Tuesday 18th February)

Simona Halep and Ons Jabeur have met once before. That was a while ago, back in Beijing in 2018. Jabeur had taken the first set 6-1 before Halep had to retire through injury. So it wasn’t a real match up where any kind of head to head form can be taken from. Simona Halep lifted the Dubai Duty Free title in 2015. She was a losing quarter finalist last year.


Jabeur continues strong 2020

Tunisia’s Ons Jabuer came through her opening round match in Dubai. She took a three-set victory in a tricky match against the experienced Alison Riske. Back at the Australian Open she defied the odds time and time again to make it through to the quarter final where she was stopped in straight sets by eventual winner Sofia Kenin.

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Jabeur is ranked 45th in the world at the moment. In that Australian Open run she did get a win over a top-fifteen player as she powered rather easily past Johanna Konta in the opening round.

She also knocked out former Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniaki along the way. Jabeur is right at the peak of her career now so she is fearless competitive at the moment. But this is no easy draw for her.


Simona Halep vs Ons Jabeur Betting Advice

You would expect Simona Halep to come through matches like this and fairly comfortably. NoO doubt that she is meeting a player who has a world of confidence and self belief going, but that shouldn’t stop Halep.


Key Facts – Simona Halep vs Ons Jabeur Betting Tip

  • Simona Halep was a losing semi finalist at the Australian Open
  • Simona Halep and Jabeur have met once, but Halep retired at the end of the first set
  • Ons Jabeur reached the Australian Open quarter finals


The Romanian can deliver the win in straight sets simply because when she gets her defence going, she is incredibly difficult to handle. She doesn’t give up a lot of opportunities in matches and because she is fresh here can power through comfortably.


The best betting odds for Simona Halep vs Ons Jabeur

Simona Halep to win: 2/7 at Ladbrokes
Ons Jabeur: 5/2 at Ladbrokes