2019 US Open – Donna Vekic vs Julia Goerges Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Donna Vekic vs Julia Goerges on and what time does it start? Monday 2nd September, 2019 – 16:00 (UK)

Where is Donna Vekic vs Julia Goerges taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Donna Vekic vs Julia Goerges? Chance of thunderstorms, 26c

What channel is Donna Vekic vs Julia Goerges on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Donna Vekic vs Julia Goerges? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Donna Vekic vs Julia Goerges? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Julia Goerges beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

DONNA VEKIC

  • Donna Vekic has won all three of her matches at the US Open in straight sets and beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva convincingly to make the round of 16.
  • 23-year-old Vekic has never reached this stage of the US Open in four previous attempts but the Croatian has matched her best Grand Slam showing after round of 16 places at this year’s Roland-Garros and Wimbledon in 2018.
  • Vekic has never beaten her next opponent Julia Goerges in three attempts, including two on a hard court, but she did take a set off the German in their last match in Luxembourg.

JULIA GOERGES

  • Julia Goerges put herself on the map at the US Open after beating the seventh seed Kiki Bertens in straight sets in their third round match.
  • The world number 30 is seeded 26th at the US Open this year but her hardcourt form running up to this tournament left much to be desired and her progress is somewhat surprising.
  • Goerges made her Grand Slam debut at the 2007 US Open and this is her best-ever showing at the tournament, with a semi-final at Wimbledon 2018 her highest finish yet.

THE PREDICTION

History is on Julia Goerges’ side here against Donna Vekic, to whom she has never lost, but with both players looking in great form at Flushing Meadows, this could need a decider to separate the two. At a push, the Croatian has been beating a higher calibre of opponent recently, but she has never reached a quarter-final before, with the more experienced German a previous semi-finalist at Wimbledon.

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