Petra Martic vs. Julia Goerges
|Date & Time||Saturday June 22, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
Edgbaston Priory Club
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Petra Martic and Julia Goerges meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Birmingham Classic.
Petra Martic is coming off a three sets win over Jelena Ostapenko that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Martic won 66 percent of her first serve points and 43 percent of her second serve points. Martic won 57 percent of her total service points and converted on nine of her 18 break points. Martic got 61 percent of her first serves in play and saved nine of her 14 break points. Martic has won six of her seven sets this tournament and has produced a combined 15 breaks. Martic has now won 18 of her last 21 completed matches, making her probably the hottest player on the women’s side. Martic looks to make her second final appearance of the year and her fourth final appearance of her career. Martic has split her last six matches on grass court.
Julia Goerges is coming off a straight sets win over Yulia Putintseva that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Goerges won 80 percent of her first serve points and 59 percent of her second serve points. Goerges won 74 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her eight break points. Goerges got 70 percent of her first serves in play and saved all four of her break points. Goerges has won each of her last six sets and hasn’t been broken in her last two matches. Goerges has won three straight matches for the first time since winning the title in Auckland. Goerges looks to make her second final appearance of the year and her 16th final appearance of her career. Goerges has won eight of her last nine matches on grass court.
These two have played once, which was 2008 Portoroz, a match Goerges won in three sets. The match took 29 games to be decided.
Martic is hard to bet against in her current form, as she’s probably the hottest player on the women’s side currently. However, Goerges has been much better on grass and is coming off back-to-back matches where she’s really improved her serve.
Tight competitive match, but Goerges has the edge.