Simona Halep v Anastasia Potapova Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for WTA Kremlin Cup 2021: Halep to Start With a Win

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Eighth seed Simona Halep of Romania will meet Russia’s Anastasia Potapova in the first round of the 2021 Kremlin Cup on Monday, October 18. Get the live streaming options of this Simona Halep v Anastasia Potapova match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Simona Halep v Anastasia Potapova Head to Head

Halep beat Potapova in their only previous meeting at the Gippsland Trophy earlier this year.

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Stunned by Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells, Simona Halep heads to Kremlin Cup with hopes of getting something out of a season marred by injuries and lack of form.

She is returning to the tournament after eight years. The last time Halep featured in the Moscow event, it was in 2013 when she went all the way to lift the title by beating Samanta Stosur in the final.

A two-time Grand Slam champion and winner of 22 tour-level titles, Halep hasn’t featured in a final since winning the Italian Open title last year. The 30-year-old Romanian is 16-8 this season. She was a semifinalist in Stuttgart and featured in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the Gippsland Trophy, but hasn’t had much success in other tournaments. A major reason for that was a calf injury that she picked during the Italian Open, which kept her out of the French Open and Wimbledon.

She returned to action in Montreal, but had another injury blow in the next tournament in Cincinnati. Having regained fitness Halep reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open but could win just one match at Indian Wells before bowing out.

How far can she go at the Kremlin Open?

Potapova Looking to Impress at Home

Facing Halep in the first round will be local hope Anastasia Potapova.

The 20-year-old is ranked 77th in the world and brings a 21-21 season record to the tournament. She brings a good form to the tournament having reached the quarterfinals at Asatna Open in the last tournament and the fourth round of the Ostrava Open before that.

Her most notable performance this year was a run to the quarterfinals in Dubai, where she defeated Belinda Bencic en route. She was also a quarterfinalist in Birmingham.

This is the third time she will feature in the main draw of the Kremlin Cup, having bowed out of the first round in 2018 and 2019.

Halep v Potapova Prediction and Tip

Halep will be the favourite to win this contest. expect her to win in straight sets.

Tip: Halep to win in straight sets: 8/11 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2021 Kremlin Cup will be played from October 18 to October 24. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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