Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet – Fourth Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Australian Open
When is Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet on and what time does it start? Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet will take place on Monday 24th January, 2022 – not before 02:00 (UK)
Where is Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet taking place? Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet will take place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia
What surface is Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet being played on? Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet will take place on an outdoor hard court
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What channel is Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet on in the UK? Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet will be televised live on Eurosport
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World number 15 Simona Halep has conceded just 10 games so far in Melbourne after a comprehensive win over Danka Kovinic in the third round on Saturday. The 30-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion is riding an eight-match winning streak in 2022 after winning her 23rd career WTA title with a strong campaign at Melbourne 1 two weeks ago. Halep finished runner-up to Caroline Wozniacki here in 2018 and she has reached the semi-finals and quarter-finals in the previous two seasons.
32-year-old Alize Cornet took out her second seed of the week on Saturday, her birthday, by coming back from a set down to Tamara Zidansek, backing up a huge shock victory over Garbine Muguruza in the second round. The current world number 61 reached a career-high WTA world ranking of 11th back in 2009, where she first reached the round of 16 in Melbourne. Cornet has reached this stage of a Grand Slam on five previous occasions without yet making that elusive quarter-final, with her most recent of six career WTA titles coming in 2018 at the Gstaad Open.
Alize Cornet leads Simona Halep 3-1 in their head-to-head for a surprise at first glance but the pair have not met on court since 2015. Since then Halep has become a two-time Grand Slam champion who could well have won more were it not for the covid-19 pandemic and several injury issues marring her last few seasons on tour. Cornet has been exceptional so far and she is responsible for the highest-ranked upset so far after beating the third seed Garbine Muguruza on Thursday but this looks a step too far against the increasing momentum of Halep. The Romanian can take this in two but an outright win is the sensible option.