Julia Goerges retires from tennis! She announced her goodbye to tennis through social media, with a long message dedicated to the Game. The German tennis player closes her career with seven WTA titles won, in particular the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai won in 2017.
Julia Goerger's best season will remain, however, 2018, the year in which she manages to achieve what is her best result in a Slam tournament, the Wimbledon semifinal lost to Serena Williams. Thanks to that result, the German manages to enter the top 10 for the first and only time, in ninth position.
Since 2008 she is the third player for ace in the WTA Tour with 2931, behind only Karolina Pliskova and Serena Williams. Goerges had decided not to fly to America for the US Open and she had returned to play in Rome, losing to Danka Kovinic.
The match lost in three sets against compatriot Laura Siegemund in the second round of Roland Garros is the last match played by the now former world 45 of the WTA ranking. The 2020 season had not been very bright for the German tennis player, who had missed the defense of the Auckland title and had failed to win more than two consecutive games.
Here is her message:
"Dear Tennis, I am writing to you, because I am ready to say "Goodbye" When I started playing tennis at the age of 5, I would never have thought that we would go such a long way together.
You have given me so many different types of emotions throughout our journey and I am very thankful for everything you have shown and taught me. I learned how to deal with the toughest losses but also enjoy the most amazing wins of my career, to fight back many times when I was struggling with you and through it all we never lost sight of our dreams.
I always knew how I would feel when it is time to say goodbye to you, and that moment has arrived. I am ready to close the tennis chapter of my life and open a new one, which I am really excited about. Thank you for everything you have given me.
You will stay forever in my heart ❤️ Yours, Jules P.S. Huge thank you to my family, friends, team, sponsors and fans for supporting and believing in me always, I couldn’t have done it without you. "
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE 💭✍️🎾
Announcement in English: https://t.co/Z8oyJUu2ip
Ankündigung auf Deutsch: https://t.co/ri1y8CSU24 pic.twitter.com/ySDqvfdfx3 — Jule Goerges✌️🇩🇪 (@juliagoerges) October 21, 2020