French Open 2019 – Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova taking place? Roland-Garros, Paris

When is Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova on and what time does it start? Thursday 6th June, 2019 – (not before) 11:00 (UK)

What channel is Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova on in the UK? ITV4 & Eurosport are sharing broadcasting rights for the French Open so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova? Televised matches can be streamed via the ITV Hub & Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for Simona Halep vs Amanda Anisimova?
https://tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/home

HEAD-TO-HEAD
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THE PLAYERS

SIMONA HALEP

  • Simona Halep made her Roland-Garros intentions clear after sweeping aside Poland’s Iga Swiatek in straight sets, dropping just one game.
  • The 27-year-old had a mixed clay-court season before reaching the quarter-finals stage here with a finals loss in Madrid contrasted by her early exit in Rome.
  • The defending champion is in pole position to reclaim her only Grand Slam title to date, with the last player to beat her Marketa Vondrousova facing an in-form Johanna Konta on the other side of the draw.

AMANDA ANISIMOVA

  • American teenager Amanda Anisimova is the youngest player to reach a French Open quarter-final in 13 years after her dismissal of Aliona Bolsova.
  • The 17-year-old finds herself in her first Grand Slam quarter-finals after a first-round exit last year as her star continues to rise.
  • Anisimova won her first WTA title earlier this year in Colombia and will walk out to Court Philippe-Chatrier with nothing to fear against Halep.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these players have had strong routes to the final eight, with Amanda Anisimova especially impressive in her efforts, having not dropped a set in four matches. Reigning champion Simona Halep will see this year’s Roland-Garros as a massive opportunity with Serena Williams again out of the picture and last year’s finalist Sloane Stephens also missing. This should be fascinating, with the American teenager able to take a set, perhaps even the first, but Halep has to be favoured to edge closer to another Roland Garros final and win here.