WTA Superstar Julia Goerges
Born in 1988, in Bad Oldesloe, Julia Goerges is a German professional tennis player. In her whole career, Goerges has won seven singles and five doubles titles on the WTA Tour and her biggest title was at the year-end 2017 WTA Elite Trophy. Aside this, Goerges also has 5 WTA and 6 ITF titles.
Julia Goerges the early years
Goerges started playing tennis at the age of six and turned professional when she played the first events of her career at the ITF Circuit in 2005. She played her first WTA qualifying at Stuttgart and won two singles and one doubles title at ITF Circuit in 2006. Goerges also won two singles titles and two doubles titles in 2007.
She qualified in six tournaments where she finished Semi-finallist at Portoroz and quarterfinal at Memphis, reached 2nd round at Wimbledon and fell 1st round at US Open. After winning at Roland Garros, she broke into the world’s top 100, rising from No.119 to No.98 on June 9, 2008.
In 2009, Goerges began to play in WTA events more regularly and won one doubles title. She reached the semi-final at Québec City, before losing to Lucie Šafářová. Besides, she had one doubles title on the ITF Circuit and maintained to be consistent under top-100 ranking that year.
Julia Goerges beats the world number 1
At the Gastein Ladies, held in Bad Gastein, Goerges won her first WTA title, defeating Timea Bacsinszky in the final in 2010. She made her Top 50 debut afterwards on July 26 rising from No.65 to No.42. Goerges’ biggest WTA was a win over the world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in two sets and grabbed her second WTA title at Stuttgart. Along with that, she became the first German to win the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix since Anke Huber in 1994.
After winning in Stuttgart, Goerges competed at the Madrid Open defeating Wozniacki again and reached the semifinals. She entered the quarterfinal at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston and lost to Elena Vesnina in three sets in 2011. She finished 21th and received a breakthrough into top 25.
Goerges scored a two-set win over the third seed Caroline Wozniacki, but in Dubai, she stopped at runner-up, losing to Agnieszka Radwańska. Her good result at Dubai helped her to achieve a career-high ranking of 15 on March 5. She was in a consistent form. But she lost her form in 2013, finishing No.73.
In 2014, Goerges reached the semifinals, losing to Karolína Plíšková in Pattaya. She had been out of the top 100 for one week and her success in Pattaya moved her back to world No. 88, then 75. Görges reached the quarterfinals in Auckland and Kuala Lumpur in 2015. With that, she reached Australian Open doubles semifinal.
Striking German Beauty Julia Goerges
In 2016, Julia Goerges achieved 2 Grand Slam doubles semifinals. Her late-career got a rapid rise in 2017. That year, she entered her second top 20-ranking of career, finishing 14th. Goerges made her Top 10 debut on February 5, 2018, and set her career-high No.9 on August 20 after New Haven. Along with that, she dipped to No.14 by November 5 year-end rankings. That year, she also earned 2 WTA titles.
In 2019, Goerges won one WTA title at Auckland defeating Andreescu in the final, and defended her Auckland Open title. She also stood runner-up at Birmingham and Luxembourg.
In 2020, Goerges reached the quarterfinals in her Auckland Open title defence, but she was unsuccessful in her Auckland defence.