Wimbledon 2022 Picks and In-Depth Analysis

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Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to China's Qinwen Zheng during the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Simona Halep and Amanda Anisimova take the court with a semifinal spot in the Wimbledon championships on the line.

When the former champion takes on the young upstart American, who will be the winning tennis pick?

Simona Halep vs. Amanda Anisimova

Wednesday, July 06, 2022 – 08:30 AM EDT at Center Court

Simona Halep and Amanda Anisimova will face off in what will be an intriguing contrast of styles.

Halep is an excellent defensive player with elite court coverage, while Anisimova is one of the most powerful players in the game.


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Player Profile

  • Simona Halep is a 30-year-old Romanian player currently ranked 19th in the world.
  • Halep is a former Wimbledon champion, winning the tournament in 2019.
  • Halep is 10-1 on grass so far this season.
  • Halep is 30-10 in the 2022 season.
  • Halep's hold percentage is 76.1% and her break percentage is an impressive 48.6%.
  • Halep has now won 11 matches in a row at Wimbledon.
  • Halep's last loss at Wimbledon came in 2018.

Player Analysis

Simona Halep is a former world number one. She suffered injuries last season that forced her to miss significant time, but her form is better than it has been since the injuries occurred.

She is one of the best defenders in the game and has elite quickness and lateral movement. Her court coverage is among the best on the WTA tour.

Halep is coming off an impressive week in Bad Homburg. She won 3 matches and then retired from the tournament to prepare for Wimbledon. She comes into this tournament in excellent form.


Amanda Anisimova Preview

Player Profile

  • Amanda Anisimova is a 20-year-old American ranked 25th in the world.
  • Anisimova is right-handed and hits with a two-handed backhand.
  • Anisimova is 6-1 on grass this season. Her only loss is to Simona Halep.
  • Anisimova is 29-10 in the 2022 season.
  • Anisimova's hold percentage is 71.2% and her break percentage is 37.3%.
  • Anisimova has won two WTA titles in her career.

Player Analysis

Amanda Anisimova is tall and athletic. She has an impressive athletic ability to hit the ball with plenty of power.

The American is 5 ft. 11 which allows her to strike down on the ball giving her one of the most powerful serves on tour.

Players Matchup

Serve

Amanda Anisimova has the more powerful serve, but Simona Halep's serve placement and consistency make this even.

Groundstrokes

Anisimova has more powerful groundstrokes. When it comes to being aggressive, Anisimova has the advantage.

Extended Rallies

Simona Halep is much more consistent from the baseline. Halep is quicker and has much better court coverage. When it comes to defense and the ability to keep balls in play, Halep has a big advantage.

Experience

Simona Halep also has a big experience advantage. Halep has played and succeeded on this stage before. Amanda Anisimova has made one Grand Slam semifinal in her career, while Halep is a two time Grand Slam champion.

Hold/Break Percentage

Halep has the superior hold/break percentage. Halep is 124.7% while Anisimova is 108.5%.

Crowd Support

When the Romanian player faces the American player, the crowd support should be about even.


Halep vs. Anisimova: Betting Pick and Prediction

Our best bet for today's Wimbledon quarterfinal is Simona Halep -3.5 games.

Halep should be the favorite to win Wimbledon at this point. With the rest of the field's top players dropping out, this is a great opportunity for Halep to secure another Grand Slam championship.

Reasons Why Amanda Anisimova Will Lose

Amanda Anisimova is one of the most intriguing young players on tour. She definitely has the skills and ability to be a top player in the world. However, at this point in her career, she still struggles with her commitment to the sport, which can lead her to be wildly inconsistent.

Amanda Anisimova also does not handle pressure with the same aplomb that Halep does. To be fair, Halep had these problems when she was a young player as well, so this is part of the learning curve for a young, talented tennis player, to be able to handle the pressure of the big event.

This will be a great opportunity for Amanda to take the leap, and no matter the results, this will be a great experience for her development.

Reasons Why Simona Halep Will Win

Simona Halep has been playing so well at this tournament that it would be foolhardy to go against her.

Halep has all the consistency to put players to the test, yet she can be aggressive enough to put away balls when players try to push or play weak against her.

Halep's all-around game is being executed at her top form. Even against a young, exciting player such as Anisimova, Halep seems to be a level above.

WTA Pick: Simona Halep -3.5 Games (-120) at Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)

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