Tennis World USA


Photo of Julia Goerges
02 Nov 1988

Julia Goerges made her top 10 debut ion June 9, 2008. In 2010 she lived her first top 50 season, thanks to her first title in Bad Gastein (d. Bacsinszky in F) and a futher final lost in Luxembourg. In 2011 she went 15-3 in spring clay court season, reaching winning the second WTA title in Stuttgart (d. Wozniacki in final), reaching the semifinals in Madrid (l. to Azarenka) and the quarter-finals in Charleston (l. to Vesnina), finishing the season at No.21. In 2012, her first Top 20 season (finishing No.18), was runner-up twice in Dubai (l. to A.Radwanska in final) and Linz (l. to Azarenka in final). She fell 15 times in the first round in 2013 and struggled with form in 2014 when she lost in 1r or 2r at 15 events and at one point dropped out of Top 100, but reached two semifinals, in Pattaya City (l. Ka.Pliskova) and Québec City (l. Lucic‐Baroni) and her first Grand Slam final of any kind at Roland Garros, finishing runner‐up in mixed doubles (w/Zimonjic; l.Groenefeld/Rojer) Goerges opened 2016 by reaching first WTA singles final in nearly four years, finishing runner‐up at Auckland (l. Stephens), and completed the year with a qualification for the WTA Finals in doubles (w/Ka.Pliskova). In 2017, Gorges hit 412 aces. Only two other players have reached the 400‐ace mark in a season: S.Williams (2012‐15) and Karolina Pliskova (2014‐17). In Moscow, she ended a six‐year title drought defeating three Russians en route to the title (Monova, Vikhlyantseva and Kasatkina in F). She overtook Kerber to become German No.1 and also returned to Top 20 for first time since February 2013. Also assured her a place in the field for the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai and went to win her second title in a row, her fourth in career. As a consequence, Gorges finished the year in the Top 20 for the first time since 2012, at a new career‐high of No.14.




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