Due to start at 5:30 pm
Goerges 1.41, Petkovic 3.35
Head to heads are 2-2. They last met in a hard court semi final in Washington in July last year. Goerges won a tight match 7-5 in the third set. Petkovic won the first set in all their matches.
Stronger results for Goerges in 2018. Her indoor results in the last 12 months are a lot better than those of her opponent. She won 8 of her 9 matches. Petkovic won 3 of her 6 matches.
Goerges has been in excellent form this season. Her only dips in form have been when she was carrying an injury. Her hard court form has been particularly good. Indoors she has played just 4 tournaments in the last 2 years but those brought her a title in Moscow in 2017, two semi finals and a quarter final.
Petkovic has been quite inconsistent in 2018. She has had some successful weeks on hard courts and on clay. She has had very little to celebrate on indoor courts.
I favour Goerges to win but wait for 1.70.
Update: Goerges was a set and 4-1 up but having failed to take a match point she lost in 3 sets.
Petkovic won 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.