Jelena Ostapenko 2.10, Julia Goerges 1.90
Due to start at 2 pm.
This is their first meeting.
Overall results favour Goerges in the last 12 months. Both players have very strong indoor results.
Ostapenko could have been expected to be tired after reaching the final last week in Linz. Cori Gauff who beat her in that final was too tired to compete in her first match in this tournament. Her serve has improved as she has moved through the tournament. She needed 3 sets to beat Anna Blinkova in the semi final but was only broken once.
Goerges won the title last year. Her only straight sets win of the week came in the semi final against Elena Rybakina. She lost the opening set in the 1st 3 rounds
Stats for the tournament favour Ostapenko. It’s very tough to separate them today. I am giving Goerges the edge for this one. Lay Ostapenko around 1.65 to 1.70 and remove the liability at 2.30. Lay the set 1 winner.
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