🇬🇧 Wimbledon, R4 Preview
🇩🇪 (13) Julia Goerges vs. 🇭🇷 Donna Vekic
Julia Goerges and Donna Vekic have both made their way through to the second week at Wimbledon for the first time, both will be playing to reach the quarter-final stage of a Grand Slam for the first time. Goerges has come through 3 extremely tough matches whilst Vekic is yet to drop a set on route to the final 16. Which of these two will raise their level and claim a spot in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time?
Julia Goerges arrived at Wimbledon with a terrible recent record at the championships having lost at the first round stage in her last 5 appearances. The 13th seed started the event with a 6-4 7-6 win over Monica Puig before defeating Vera Lapko 6-2 3-6 6-3. The German secured her spot in the round of 16 with a gutsy 7-6 3-6 10-8 win over Barbora Strycova in a match that lasted just under 3 hours. Goerges has played really well under pressure all week, good signs for 29-year-old.
Donna Vekic is having one the best weeks of her young career. Vekic has long underachieved but is finally starting to fulfil her potential. Vekic kick-started the event in style with a 6-1 6-3 win over the 4th seeded Sloane Stephens. Vekic backed-up her victory over the reigning U.S Open champion impressively well, beating Rebecca Peterson 7-5 6-4 and Yanina Wickmayer7-6 6-1. How long can Vekic keep up this level of play?
The only previous match between the pair took place at Budapest last year, Goerges claimed a comfortable 6-2 6-2 victory on that occasion.