Is Halep Most Improved?
No one has ever questioned the commitment of Romania’s Simona Halep. The 22-year old is happy and succeeding having earned the number 11 seed in Melbourne. She reached the third round in Melbourne in 2011 but is poised to pass that mark today. Simona will face Kazakhstan’s 19-year old Zarina Diyas the tour’s 152nd ranked player who worked her way through the qualifier.
Diyas has won four tour matches against nine defeats. Halep’s career has gained momentum as she has now pasted 96 wins against 73 losses. It will be rare that Halep has an experience advantage. Expect her to capitalize and position herself to go further in the draw.