Simona Halep vs Caroline Garcia live stream.Simona Halep vs Caroline Garcia: Italian Open quarterfina lhe Italian Open quarterfinal clash between world #1 Simona Halep and France’s seventh seed Caroline Garcia.watch free now
World #1 Simona Halep is usually one of the most consistent and effective clay courters in the women’s game. But the Romanian has endured a difficult start on the red dirt in 2018 and is yet to win a title after seeing her Madrid title defence ended in the quarterfinals by Karolina Pliskova. Her bid to return to the Rome final for the second year running will face a stern examination at the hands of rising Frenchwoman and seventh seed Caroline Garcia. But who will come out on top?
Simona Halep reminded the tennis world what she is capable of at the peak of her powers in her first match in Rome. Drawn against Naomi Osaka after a first round bye, the Romanian crushed her opponent, who defeated her in the Indian Wells final in March. In Rome, however, Osaka managed just one game. Halep was then sent into the quarterfinals when Madison Keys was forced to retire with injury ahead of their third round clash.
Halep can summon anything like the performance she delivered against Naomi Osaka in the first round there will only be one winner here. Whilst Garcia is more comfortable on the clay than Osaka, the surface does not suit her in this match up, as Halep who is hard to hit through at the best of times becomes akin to a brick wall on the red dirt. The Frenchwoman will likely put up more resistance than Osaka, but Halep will advance in straight sets none-the-less.