Why I wasn’t surprised by Simona Halep’s early exit in Rome…

Just the other day I wrote about Simona Halep and the need for building on her excellent week in Madrid where she won the title to carry this form into Rome, Roland Garros and the rest of the season however defeat to Daria Gavrilova was not ideal but was it a surprise?

Unpredictability in tennis can be a good thing but also a bad thing. Halep was exceptional in 2014 and part of 2015 on the tour however her form over the last year hasn’t been great and has been quite unpredictable. Her results in Grand Slams have been really good or disappointing and to go from dominating in Madrid to early exit in Rome sums it up a little.

I like Halep, I’m not surprised by the defeat to Gavrilova at all as the Australian doesn’t seem to fear any top player and just goes all out against them.

With all the top players falling early last week in Madrid the draw did open up for Halep part of it luck and in tennis it’s about taking your opportunities which Simona Halep did but building on them is quite difficult.

Two years ago the Romanian made her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros but I can’t see a way right now the former world number two will be a contender.




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