Wimbledon 2021: 3 players who can stop Simona Halep from defending her Wimbledon title- Defending champion Simona Halep will be looking to add another Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam to her crown when she will take to the court in the upcoming week. The Romanian had defeated Serena Williams in the finals to win the title in Wimbledon 2019. She will be facing a different challenge when she will begin her title defence on the grass-court grand slam. Defending a title in women’s tennis is not a common feat among women’s singles of late. Serena Williams had defended the Wimbledon title in 2016. Serena Williams, Barbora Krejcikova, Iga Swiatek are the ones who can stop Halep from winning the title.
Wimbledon 2021: 3 players who can stop Simona Halep from defending her Wimbledon title
The Tennis legend might not be at the very best in her recent few matches. But, she can be a fierce opponent to the Romanian in her bid to the record 24th Grand Slam. She holds an upper hand of 10-2 in head-to-head championships. Besides this, Serena Williams had defeated Simona Halep in straights sets of the Australian Open quarterfinals. The 39-year-old will be looking to avenge her defeat over Halep in the finals of the Wimbledon 2019.
One of the contenders of the Wimbledon 2021 title and winner of the French Open women’s and doubles’ titles Barbora Krejcikova can be a fierce competitor to Simona Halep. She will be bidding for her second straight title in Wimbledon 2021. World No.15 has met Halep once in her career in 2016 where she lost but holds an upper hand this time around. She had defeated the likes A Pavlyuchenkova, M Sakkari, Coco Gauff in her last few matches.
Former French Open champion Iga Swiatek had defeated Simona Halep at the Australian Open 2021 in round of 16. Even though she trails her 2-1 in the Head-to-Head contest, Swiatek could bring a different challenge to Simona Halep as she looks to better her Wimbledon record. She is in terrific form in Eastbourne International off late which can come in handy heading into the Wimbledon.
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