Due to start at 5:30 pm
Goerges 1.60, Van Uytvanck 2.64
Goerges won their only previous meeting. That was in July 2017 in Washington. She won on a hard court in a third set tie break.
Overall results favour Goerges in the last 12 months and also in 2018. Her clay results are also a little better but they are quite closely matched on this surface.
Goerges’ game is more suited to hard courts but she can perform well on clay. She reached the third round in Madrid last month and beat Cibulkova in 3 sets in the last round.
Van Uytvanck is also more comfortable on faster courts but has shown better clay form than usual this season. She doesn’t have much to show for her improved form other than a second round in Rome as a qualifier. She had a very easy win in the last round over Isabelle Wallace losing just 1 game.
The sets should be close and 3 sets are likely. Back Goerges above 1.85.
Update: Goerges won 7-5, 7-6. She faced 2 break points in the very first game of the match