Halep vs Cornet Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Halep vs Cornet Tips

Simona Halep faces her first true test of the Australian summer when she comes up against an unseeded but resurgent Alize Cornet in the fourth round on Monday.

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet Australian Open Tips, Predictions & Preview

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet free Australian Open tips, predictions and preview – Cornet has won three of the four meetings between the pair, but their last match was in 2015…

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet Tips

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open R16
🗓 Date: Monday January 24
 Time: TBA
🏟 Stadium: TBA

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet Head to Head

Cornet leads 3-1

  • 2015 | Madrid R1 | Cornet 7-6 6-3
  • 2014 | Dubai R1 | Cornet 6-1 1-1 RET
  • 2013 | Sofia | Halep 6-4 6-4
  • 2011 | Monterrey R1 | Cornet 7-5 6-1

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet Stats

  • Cornet has won three of the four meetings between the pair
  • All three of their completed matches were decided in straight sets
  • This will be their first meeting since 2015
  • Halep is on an eight-match winning streak
  • Halep is 5-1 in Australian Open fourth round matches
  • Cornet has never made a Grand Slam QF in 63 main draw appearances
  • Cornet has 23 top 10 scalps throughout her career

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet Tips, Prediction & Preview

Simona Halep continues her bid for a first Australian Open title and third Grand Slam crown when she comes up against a rejuvenated Alize Cornet in the fourth round on Monday.

Halep struggled with injury problems for most of 2021 and also missed the US Open in 2020, but she’s started 2022 in perfect fashion.

The Romanian, who has slipped from No. 1 to No. 15 in the rankings, has won all eight matches she’s contested this season, defeating Veronika Kudermetova for the Melbourne Summer Set title before easing into the R16 at the Australian Open with straight sets wins over Magdalena Frech, Beatriz Haddad Maia and Danka Kovinic.

However, with no disrespect to those players, Halep couldn’t really asked for an easier draw into the second week, especially with the immense depth and amount of dangerous players in the women’s field these days.

Cornet, at her best, will present a much tougher challenge and the Frenchwoman won’t be overawed after beating Halep in three of their four previous meetings.

Like her opponent, Cornet also suffered through a challenging 2021 season in which she dropped to a current ranking of No. 61, but she’s regained her best form this week to return to the fourth round for the first time since doing so as a teenager in 2009, where she held match points against eventual finalist Dinara Safina.

Cornet took her 23rd top 10 scalp over reigning WTA Finals champion Garbine Muguruza in the second round before coming from a set down to edge out Tamara Zidansek on her 32nd birthday a couple of days ago.

I must say that I was a little surprised to see Halep so short in the market for this one. Yes, she’s the undisputed favourite, but as mentioned, she hasn’t really played anyone of note yet and Cornet is no stranger to beating top 10 players and these sorts of situations. Cornet has also won three of their four meetings, but admittedly the last clash was in 2015.

Overall, there’s no value in backing Halep, except perhaps in the H2H and over the total games line. However, we’ll back Cornet with a +5.5 games head start and might have a sneaky something on the Frenchwoman to prevail in three sets at a juicy $15.