Simona Halep reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in a very convincing way on Monday. The Romanian had surprisingly little to fear from Paula Badosa, the number four in the world: 6-1 and 6-2.
Thirty-year-old Halep reached a high level and an hour was enough to secure the victory on the center court. The 2019 Wimbledon winner convinced with seventeen winners, ten more than Badosa. The 24-year-old Spanish also made unnecessary mistakes (twenty) and was broken no less than five times.
Halep hopes to win the third Grand Slam title of her career at Wimbledon. The current number eighteen in the world won Roland Garros in 2018, a year before her first title at Wimbledon.
After that, she failed to reach the final of a Grand Slam tournament. Halep, who lost three of her five Grand Slam finals, was unable to participate in Wimbledon last year due to injuries.
It is the second time in a row that Badosa has failed in the eighth finals of Wimbledon. The Spanish reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first and so far only time at Roland Garros last year.
For a place in the semifinals, Halep will face American Amanda Anisimova, who defeated French Harmony Tan 6-2 and 6-3. Tan was responsible for the elimination of Serena Williams in the first round. Anisimova has never made it past the second round at Wimbledon in the past.
Simona Halep can continue to hope for her third Grand Slam title.