Simona Halep eases past Paula Badosa into Wimbledon quarterfinal
Paula Badosa tried to challenge Simona Halep at Wimbledon but she only managed 60 minutes on the court with the Romanian who won 6-2 6-1.
Simona Halep is playing on a very high level right now, one that could result in her winning the trophy as she did in 2019. This matchup lasted only 60 minutes and it saw Halep largely dominate against Badosa who was forced into the defensive which she doesn't do that well. A similar thing happened earlier this year in Madrid and just like in that match, Halep dominated.
Badosa and Halep won their opening service games but after that, Halep won five games in a row blasting winners left and right. Badosa was forced onto the defensive pretty early in the rally and that's something she doesn't the well. She was forced to overhit oftentimes but it didn't 'work.
She raised her level a bit in the 2nd set but once again Halpe largely dominated. She was simply stunning from the baseline, on the return, serving and on the net. It was just a complete performance from Halep who had 17 winners and 9 unforced errors. Much better than Badosa's 7 winners and 20 unforced errors.