Due to start at 4 pm.
Goerges 2.58, Kasatkina 1.62
Goerges leads their previous matches 3-2. They last met in an indoor hard court final in Moscow in October last year. Goerges won in straight sets.
Slightly better overall results in the last 12 months for Goerges. She also has the lead in 2018. She has won 75% of matches compared to Kasatkina’s 65%.
Kasatkina struggled a little in the first match but had a very easy win over Begu in the last round. She lost just 3 games to Begu.
Goerges also struggled in her first match and her serve was below its best. In the last round her serve improved a great deal and also Osaka had problems with her own second serve.
Some value on Goerges here. Kasatkina won’t make it easy for her as she is trying to defend her title. Stats for the week favour Goerges on serve but Kasatkina has been better on return. We have a fair chance of 3 sets.
Back Kasatkina above 1.90.