Simona Halep complicates but beats Flipkens at Wimbledon

Simona Halep loves some good drama, at least that's what her tennis lately is looking like but she was able to keep it in two against Flipkens 7-5 6-4 at Wimbledon.

Simona Halep arrived in London with lofty ambitions of lifting the trophy again. It's quite a goal and while she's certainly capable, it's been a while since Halep has played that consistently. If anything, her play has been rather shaky lately with some questionable performances. Today was another one despite the win.

She opened with a break which is good but lost her serve immediately. Then she fell behind 3-1 but broke back to 3-2. She lost her serve again being down 5-2 this time around. She would win 5 games in a row to take the opening set 7-5. Unnecessary complications but then a brilliant comeback. Halep in a nutshell lately.

To be fair to Flipkens she truly did play a very strong match and since working with Mouratoglou, Halep is playing super-aggressive which doesn't always work. The 2nd set was another strange one. Once again it was Flipkens who jumped out to an early 3-0 lead that became a 4-1 later on. Once again we saw the same thing with Halep winning five games in a row to close out the 2nd set 6-4.

So in both sets, Halep was down a break but then went on to win 5 games in a row to win both sets. Good enough today, but tomorrow?

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