Simona Halep, the 28-year-old former No. 1, who had yet to stomach a derisive defeat against the then-unseeded Muguruza in the Australian Open 2020 semi-final in straight sets, would be playing her first tournament in the second month of 2020 in Dubai where she could again meet the Spanish-Venezuelan 32nd Seed Gabine Muguruza.
As a matter of fact, Gabine Muguruza entrance in to the Dubai Tournament came as a surprise as organizers allowed a wild card entry for the unwavering Spaniard in the WTA tournament which would take place between February 17th to 22nd.
Nonetheless, the Dubai WTA tournament had already shrugged off much of its shine due to the absence of the top Seed Australian Ashleigh Barty who claimed to have some medical problems, while in the same situation, the Sixth Seed Canadian charishmatic lush, Bianca Andreescu would not be able to partake as she had yet to recover from an injury which she had suffered in the first set against Karolina Pliskova in the Canadian Open back in the October 30th, 2019.
Nonetheless, the resolute Romanian, Simona Halep, long credited for her balance and fluidity alongside a marvellous melange of aggression and defending over the baseline, might have the opportunity to avenge her ’20 AO defeat against the 26-year old Spanish flair in Dubai.