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Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep Wimbledon 2022: How and where to watch online for free, 4 July

Shubham Singh
03 Jul 2022
19:44

Now that we are into the Round of 16, things have started to pick up in the Grand Slam known as Wimbledon. This has been a great time for fans who love the tennis action at an elite level. So this has been a great treat for the fans who love watching the game played t the highest level. And there is bound to be a lot of high-level play when Paula Badosa takes on Simona Halep on 4 July. Badosa had a wonderful Third Round game against Petra Kvitova as she won 7-5, 7-6 in an epic battle. Meanwhile, Simona Halep defeated Magadelna French 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the Round of 16. Both players have been impeccable so far and this can be another heated battle for Paula. This is a popcorn type of stuff, and it will be interesting to see who will come on top here. Riveting stuff.

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BBC has once again taken the broadcasting rights for Wimbledon games in the United Kingdom. To the viewers in the USA, you can watch this tournament on ESPN. EuroSport continues to transmit games in the European nations. For the residents in the Indian subcontinent, Star Sports is going to broadcast the game. For streaming lovers, Hotstar is presenting the game for Indian subcontinent viewers whereas Fubo, Sling TV, and Hulu TV have been doing so for global viewers.

Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep
Simona Halep one-handed forehand

Badosa had a gritty game against the highly experienced and two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. It was one of the best games in the women’s leg as both players had a strong service game in all regards. Badosa did a terrific job with the angles and forced Kvitova to hit long balls, in a game where both the players weren’t committing many errors. Paula did a great job of earning breakpoints and picked up a 38-30 receiving points advantage.

Like last year, Paula has now reached the QuarterFinals of Wimbledon and her alertness has been remarkable thus far. Badosa is yet to lose a set in this tournament and she was looking in incredible athletic shape during the last game. Badosa has taken a liking to the pace on the grass and she has also now faced versatile opponents along the way so she can be brewing something special here. Remember Paula has never reached the Semi-Finals stage of a Grand Slam.

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Simona comes into the game after nabbing an easy win against Magadelna French. After a wobbly first set, she found her groove in the second one and completely ran over the competition. She had an admirable first serve win percentage of 71 and she also did a great job of countering the serve, getting 6/10 breakpoints and extracting a 30-15 receiving points advantage.

Simona has won six straight sets and is yet to lose in the competition. She has also gone to play against players of low rank so far so the real test is here for the Romanian. She has won Wimbledon back in 2019 and has been a stellar player on the grass. Her win percentage in Wimbledon is the best one for her compared to any other surface. This is a woman who has won two Grand Slams so she is a tough draw.

Context

Paula has been in great touch so far but this is where she usually peaks in the Grand Stage. Simona is too experienced and too well-versed in these conditions but even she isn’t as reflexive as she was a couple of years ago. But there is no doubt that Halep looks like one o the favorites and this can be one of the most nail-biting match-ups. Paula looks in great touch but there is still skepticism regarding her chances. These two have met once, on clay, where Halep won comfortably during Madrid Open.

Win/Loss Betting

According to 1xBet, Simona Halep is the clear-cut favorite with the odds of 1.56. Her experience can certainly carry her forward but Badosa’s odds of 2.675 are not bad either.

Total Games

These two are meeting first time on the grass and although Badosa lost big last time, she looks much better on the grass. I do feel this can be a stretched-out game that can go to the third set. I see the Total going “Over” 21.5 which has the odds of 1.975.

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