Goerges needs to improve from the service line. Osaka to take a tight match.
Goerges 2.42, Osaka 1.69
Osaka won their only previous meeting. That was in August 2016 on a hard court in Cincinnati. She won in 2 sets.
Both players have excellent results in 2018. Osaka has a slight edge but both have won over 70% of matches. Goerges has slightly better clay results.
Goerges lost the first set to American Kristie Ahn and ended up winning in a third set tie break. Her serve was not at its best. She won 45% of points on her serve.
Osaka had a tight 2 sets win over Siegemund in the last round. Her serve was pretty solid. She was broken twice from 8 break chances. In her first match of the week she started by being broken by Jennifer Brady but fought back to win in straight sets.
For Goerges to have a chance here she needs to improve her serve. I give Osaka a slight edge. Back her above 2.00.