Two-time runner-up Simona Halep faces reigning champion Karolina Pliskova for the 2020 Internaxionali BNL d'Italia title in Rome on Monday.
Expert tips, predictions, daily best bets and live stream information for WTA Rome tennis as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia is live between Monday September 14 and Monday September 21.
Read on below as we provide daily best bets for WTA Rome over the next week, along with our predictions and tips for the outright winner.
WTA Rome: Best Bet Monday September 21
Simona Halep vs Karolina Pliskova: Match to go three sets
After successfully predicting the Halep and Muguruza match to go three sets in the semi-finals, we’re backing the final to go the distance as well.
Halep, a two-time runner-up in Rome, has been a woman on a mission all week as she tries to secure the elusive silverware, and now she comes up against another power player in defending champion Pliskova.
The Czech loves peaking for these Premier-5 tournaments and has been flying under the radar this week as she aims to defend her crown.
Halep leads their H2H 7-4, but Pliskova has won three of their last four encounters, while they’re 1-1 on clay.
Halep has been playing the better tennis this week for me, but Pliskova has got the better of her in the bulk of their recent meetings – seems like the recipe for a long three-setter in the final.
WTA Rome Multibet Tips: Semi-Finals
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WTA Rome Final Live Stream: How to watch & bet on Halep vs Pliskova live online
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WTA Rome Seeds
1. 🇷🇴 Simona Halep
2. 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova
3. 🇺🇸 Sofia Kenin
4. 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina
5. 🇳🇱 Kiki Bertens
6. 🇨🇭 Belinda Bencic
7. 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta
8. 🇭🇷 Petra Martic
9. 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza
10. 🇰🇿 Elena Rybakina
11. 🇧🇪 Elise Mertens
12. 🇨🇿 Marketa Vondrousova
13. 🇺🇸 Alison Riske
14. 🇪🇪 Anett Kontaveit
15. 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber
16. 🇭🇷 Donna Vekic
WTA Rome Tournament Information
Name: Internazionali BNL D’Italia
Location: Rome, Italy
Venue: Foro Italico
Category: WTA Premier 5
Surface: Outdoor clay courts
Draw size: Women’s Draw – 56 singles/ 28 doubles
Most titles: Women – Chris Evert (5 titles)
Reigning champion: Karolina Pliskova
WTA Rome Tips: Outright Winner Predictions
Another wide open women’s field is present at the 2020 Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, with the likes of two-time runner-up Simona Halep and defending champion Karolina Pliskova headlining the draw.
Out of all the top players, Halep looks the most likely to prevail – although who really knows in the unpredictable landscape that is women’s tennis.
The Romanian usually plays well in Rome and should be fresh compared to some of her peers after opting to skip the US Open following her initial return to action in Prague.
Halep won the title in Prague, so she’s already got clay-court preparation under her belt, while she doesn’t need to make the transition between surfaces and timezones like a lot of her rivals.
With a decent draw and working her way into the tournament, Halep should at least be able to make the semi-finals and contend from there.
Several WTA stars who made the decision to miss the US Open are back in action, including Svitolina, who won the title in back-to-back years in 2017-18.
However, the Ukrainian is the type of player that needs matches under her belt and I can see her suffering an early elimination at the hands of a zoned-in attacking player.
Pliskova is the defending champion and is always worth keeping an eye as these are the type of tournaments the big-serving Czech typically feasts on – compared to her struggles at the slams.
Victoria Azarenka can’t be discounted after her extraordinary few weeks in the New York bubble, winning Cincinnati and reaching the US Open final, but continuing that form with just a couple of days rest on a different continent and surface is a huge ask.
Relentless baseline players like Sofia Kenin and Elise Mertens will prove incredibly tough to beat on clay, while former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza is one of those players that can catch fire and blitz the draw at any moment.
Kiki Bertens and Belinda Bencic are two other players who skipped the US Open and are returning to action in Rome this week. Bertens especially is a phenomenal clay-courter, but it’s hard to say how she will perform straight out the gates.
Overall, Halep has a nice draw to ease her way into the tournament, and if she makes it deep, she has got to be considered the favourite.
Pliskova is always a chance in these events as mentioned, while there’s value to be had in backing a streaky power player to go on a run – someone like Muguruza or Estonian Anett Kontaveit.