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The second day of the WTA finals gets underway in Shenzen on Monday with another fascinating day in store for some of the world's best. Dan McCarthy takes a look at some of the betting markets ahead of the games.

Simona Halep to beat Bianca Andreescu

Halep arrives in the Far East event having enjoyed an excellent 2019 so far. The former world number one had a rocky year in 2018 when she tumbled down the rankings but has since seemed to rediscover something close to her best form.

At Wimbledon in July, she achieved the pinnacle of her career after beating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams to win her second Grand Slam title. The 6-2 6-2 straight sets win was a very impressive showing of her ruthlessness in the game and why she is part of the elite group of players.

She also won the hard court Qatar Open in February and the clay-court Madrid Open in May, displaying her versatility on different surfaces.

Canadian star Andreescu arrives into the match as one of the most in-from players in the world. She has reached a career-high fourth in the world rankings and won her maiden slam event at the US Open at Flushing Gardens in September, beating Williams in straight sets.

That win came as part of a 17-match undefeated streak after winning the Canadian Open beforehand.

It is a hard game to call - the pair have never faced each other before professionally.

However, Halep's added experience on top of her own excellent form means she should just edge this one out.

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Halep's 19 titles make her a fearsome prospect and her consistency makes her shine.

She also has superior head to head records over every player bar Andreescu and Belinda Bencic, so knows how to get the job done against fellow world-class opponents.

Karolina Pliskova to beat Elina Svitolina

This is a tasty looking match up between two established names on the tennis circuit.

Both have yet to taste victory in the Grand Slam events - a runner-up spot at the 2016 US Open has been Pliskova's best effort yet while Svitolina has reached a clutch of semi-finals.

However, they are regular winners on the WTA circuit, winning a combined total of 28 career titles.

Pliskova comes into this match more in form having won four titles this year, her latest being the Zhengzhou Open in China last month.

Svitolina has only won one event in the past 18 months - the WTA Finals event last year, so at least she has experience of winning these matches.

The head to head record sways in Svitolina's favour - of their last five meetings, the Czech star has won four of them, three being in straight sets.

However, Pliskova is the player in form and that should guide her to victory.

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