Makarova won their only previous meeting. That was at the Australian Open in January 2015. She won on a hard court in straight sets..
Better overall results for Goerges this year. She won 64% of matches compared to 54% from Makarova. Her hard court results are also better and she has a much better ROI. Goerges had 16 break points against Petkovic but Petkovic saved 11 of them.
Makarova’s serve has been improved this week. She has been more consistent than we have seen from her in 2017 but still needed 3 sets to beat Dodin who did not serve well and has a poor hard court record. Makarova beat an injured Halep in r=the quarter final when Halep retired early in their third set.
This should be tight and 3 sets are likely. Value on Goerges to win at least set. I have to favour Goerges for the win the match too.
Lay Makarova below 1.50