Julia Goerges is a German 28-year-old player that currently occupies the 28th position of the WTA Rankings.
She has been having good results in recent tournaments, namely in Cincinnati where she only lost precisely against Stephens in the quarter-final.
Her serve is empowered on hard courts, but she has her cross-court backhand as main weakness, because she usually makes a lot of unforced errors with that stroke, especially against attacking opponents.
In this tournament she has the first 3 rounds without dropping a single set, but that was against modest opponents, ranked over 75.
Sloane Stephens is a North-American 24-year-old player that currently sits in the 83rd position of the WTA Rankings.
She is a super aggressive player that has already been inside the top 15, before a serious injury that forced her to stop for a while. Against not so mobile opponents, she usually dominates matches.
Playing at home, she transforms completely, as we could see in Cincinnati. On this US Open she eliminated 3 big-name players: Roberta Vinci, Dominika Cibulkova and finally title contender Ashleigh Barty.
Julia Goerges vs Sloane Stephens – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Head-to-head: 4-1 Stephens
In every hard court match, Stephens has won and in the 2 most recent encounters, she won in straight sets.
The last match between both of them was enlightening about who is the best player on hard court, with Stephens constantly changing the centre of the game and making Georges, who isn’t great defensively, “dance”.
Playing a Grand Slam and after such a long absence, Stephens won’t give Goerges any chances and she will settle it in 2 sets.
|Sloane Stephens to win||