Julia Goerges vs Saisai Zheng, U.S Open R2 Preview

US Open, ????? R2 Preview + Prediction
(30) ?? Julia Goerges vs ?? Saisai Zheng

The 30th seeded Julia Goerges entered the final Grand Slam of the year in good form, Goerges is the type of player that can be a threat to most players over the next fortnight if she can maintain a high level of play. Goerges cruised through her opening round match in New York, smashing compatriot Annika Beck 6-1 6-0. The German will come up against Saisai Zheng in the second round on Wednesday evening in what will be the first meeting between the pair. Zheng secured her spot in the second round with a 6-4 3-6 6-1 win over Alison Van Uytvanck. It will be interesting to see how this match-up unfolds given the huge contrast in styles between the two.

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Looking at this match-up, there couldn’t be a much bigger contrast in styles. Goerges is one of the most aggressive, flat hitters of the ball, whilst Zheng is known for her variety and the use of high, loopy balls from the baseline. This is a match-up that Georges should dominate with her big weapons, especially on this particular surface. However, if Goerges is wayward (which she can be), then Zheng has the defensive skills to make this very competitive. Zheng has generally been in poor form heading into New York. Whilst Julia’s recent form suggests that she will be confident enough to efficiently hit through Zheng and claim a reasonably comfortable win.

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Prediction: Julia Goerges to defeat Saisai Zheng in 2 sets

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