WTA US Open, 4th round: Goerges v Stephens, 5:30pm

Goerges 2.62, Stephens 1.61

Sloane Stephens leads their previous meetings 4-1. They last met in the Cincinnati quarter finals last month. Stephens won on a hard court in straight sets.  Goerges won on clay in 2014. All Stephens’ wins were on hard courts.

WTA US Open, 4th round: Goerges v Stephens, 5:30pm 1
Can Sloane Stephens maintain her excellent form against Goerges?

Stephens has better results this year. Her season started at Wimbledon in July. Her recent form is a lot better than Goerges’. She has dropped just 1 set this week which was in the second round against Cibulkova.

Goerges has not lost a set so far and has only been broken once in 3 matches. She is having one of her best seasons and her consistency has been better than we normally see from her.

Some value on Goerges to take a set. Both players can play well in the early rounds and then fall apart with no warning. I favour Stephens to win a tight match. Back her if she gets broken or loses set 1.

Update: Stephens faced 0-40 on her serve in game 5 but held. She broken Goerges’ serve in the next game and that was enough to win the set.  Goerges bounced back to level the match in set 2 but Stephens ran away with the deciding set with a double break.

Stephens won 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

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