Anastasija Sevastova vs Julia Gorges
|Date & Time||Thursday August 9, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
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The number 10 seed at the WTA Rogers Cup event in Montreal, Julia Gorges, has made it into the third round of the event where the last 16 players remain. At this stage she will be facing Latvian superstar, Anastasija Sevastova. Both players are considered to be great athletes and have both accomplished tons in the tennis world. This will be a great chance for us to watch two great tennis players clash. Determination and focus should be high since a spot in the quarterfinal is at stake.
Anastasija Sevastova came from one set down to win her match in the second round. The Latvian looked out of form in the first set but she showed great fighting spirit to come back and win the match in 3 sets. While the fighting spirit was noteworthy, Anastasija Sevastova will need to improve significantly if she wants to compete in this match. The Latvian made too many unforced errors and if that continues in this match, she will not be given a second chance like she was in her last match. This will be a tough match for Anastasija Sevastova and she will need to be at her best if she wishes to compete.
Julia Gorges, on the other hand, has come from one set down to win her last 2 matches. While this is similar to Anastasija Sevastova, there is a difference in which Julia Gorges looked more in control. Unlike Anastasija Sevastova, the number 10 seed never looked like she was playing poorly and won her matches because she was the more dominant player. The German is one of the most exciting prospects on the tour at the moment and she will be determined to ensure she makes it deep in this tournament.
I am going to pick Julia Gorges to win this match. The German is the better player and I think she will be far too strong for Anastasija Sevastova.