WTA Elite Trophy, Group Stage – Prediction
?? (5) Julia Goerges vs. ?? (10) Anett Kontaveit
Julia Goerges will look to begin her title defense in style when she takes on Anett Kontaveit in Zhuhai on Wednesday. This match-up features two big hitters, expect very few long rallies in this match-up, neither player will be sticking around for long. Kontaveit may have made a poor start to the event but she is the type of player that can flick the switch unexpectedly.
I’m going to side with Goerges here. Kontaveit was awful against Mertens yesterday and is unlikely to improve enough to get past the German. Goerges does most things slightly better than Kontaveit and will be motivated to do well this week. Goerges and Kontaveit play a similar game, Goerges does it better, expect Goerges to come through this one.