|Full name||Julia Görges|
2 November 1988 |
Bad Oldesloe, West Germany
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||15 (5 March 2012)|
|Current ranking||72 (16 December 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2012, 2013)|
|French Open||3R (2011, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2011, 2012)|
|US Open||3R (2011)|
|Olympic Games||3R (2012)|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||20 (26 August 2013)|
|Current ranking||27 (16 December 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2011)|
|French Open||3R (2011)|
|Wimbledon||QF (2010, 2013)|
|US Open||QF (2012)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2012)|
|Last updated on: 16 December 2013.|
Julia Görges (born 2 November 1988) is a professional German tennis player. Görges reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of world number 15 on 5 March 2012 and a doubles ranking of world number 20 on 26 August 2013. To date, she has won two singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 WTA finals
- 4 Singles performance timeline
- 5 Doubles performance timeline
- 6 Head-to-head statistics
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Julia Görges was born in Bad Oldesloe to Klaus and Inge Görges, both of whom work in insurance. She has one half-sister named Maike, who also works in insurance. She attended the Klaus-Groth-Schule and Theodor-Mommsen-Schule in Bad Oldesloe from 1995 to 2005, and completed the mittlere Reife (Realschulabschluss).
She began playing tennis around the age of five when her parents began taking her to the local club. Her tennis idol growing up was Martina Hingis, and she is also a fan of Roger Federer. She is coached by her fiancé Sascha Nensel, former coach of fellow German player Nicolas Kiefer. The surfaces she prefers are hard and grass courts, and her favorite tournament is the Australian Open.
In 2005 she began her career on the ITF Women's Circuit, playing in seven tournaments and losing in the first round in five of them. In 2006 and 2007 she continued to play mostly ITF Women's Circuit tournaments. In 2006 she won the Wahlstedt and Bielefeld tournaments. In 2007 she won tournaments in Antalya and Bucharest and made her first WTA Tour main draw appearances, the highlight of which was a semifinals achievement in Stockholm. There she lost to Vera Dushevina in three sets. Görges made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2007 US Open, losing to Justine Henin in the first round in straight sets. In 2008 Görges continued to play in a mix of ITF Women's Circuit and WTA Tour events. Her best performances were reaching the semifinals of the 2008 Banka Koper Slovenia Open, where she lost to Anabel Medina Garrigues, and a quarterfinal-loss to Olga Govortsova in the 2008 Cellular South Cup.
She made her top-100 debut in the rankings after the French Open. She won her first Grand Slam main-draw match at Wimbledon, where she upset 23rd seed Katarina Srebotnik in a three-hour, 41-minute first-round match. However, she bowed out in the second round to Marina Erakovic in straight sets.
In 2009, Görges began to play in WTA events more exclusively. It was the first season that she played in the main draw of all four Grand Slam events. She began her season at the 2009 Brisbane International, where she lost in qualifying to Anna-Lena Grönefeld.
Görges competed at the Australian Open, the Open GDF Suez, and the Warsaw Open, losing before the third round in each. She retired in the first round of the French Open in a match against Iveta Benešová due to heat exhaustion.
Görges reached the third round of the Aegon Classic, falling to Urszula Radwańska. She went on to play against Jelena Janković in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships, losing in straight sets. She lost prior to the third round at the Banka Koper Slovenia Open, the İstanbul Cup, and the US Open (where she faced Svetlana Kuznetsova).
Görges started the 2010 season at the 2010 ASB Classic, losing in the first round to Yanina Wickmayer. She went on to play at the Australian Open, where she beat Tamira Paszek, but then lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.
Görges reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, losing to Maria Sharapova. Following a second round loss at the French Open and a first round loss at Wimbledon, she reached the semifinals of the 2010 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, losing to Flavia Pennetta.
At the 2010 Gastein Ladies, Görges won her first career WTA singles title by defeating Timea Bacsinszky in the final in two sets. She made her top-50 debut in the rankings afterward. At the 2010 e-Boks Danish Open, she reached the quarterfinals, but was unable to take advantage of a 5–3 third-set lead over top seed Caroline Wozniacki, eventually falling in a tiebreak.
Görges defeated Romina Oprandi in the first round of the US Open, before falling to 15th seed Yanina Wickmayer in the second round. At the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, she scored her first win over a former no. 1 player in the first round by defeating Dinara Safina. In the next round, she defeated fourth seed Samantha Stosur for her first win over a top-10 player. However, she was defeated by Coco Vandeweghe in the quarterfinals.
At the Generali Ladies Linz, she reached the quarterfinals, but fell to eventual champion Ana Ivanovic. In her final tournament of the season, the BGL Luxembourg Open, she won a quarterfinals rematch with Ana Ivanovic, defeating her in two easy sets. She eventually reached her second career WTA final, losing to Roberta Vinci.
Beginning her season at the 2011 ASB Classic, Görges lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Gréta Arn. In the second round of the Australian Open, she upset no. 20 seed Kaia Kanepi. Her third-round match against the 2008 Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova was a three-set battle, which Görges eventually lost. This marked her best performance in a Grand Slam to-date, and she was rewarded by achieving a career-high no. 34 singles ranking on 31 January 2011.
On 5–6 February, she helped Germany defeat Slovenia in Fed Cup competition by clinching the tie with a straight-sets win over Maša Zec Peškirič, her first career win in Fed Cup competition. Switching to hard-court, she then lost in the first round of Monterrey to Ksenia Pervak, and then continued to struggle at the BNP Paribas Open and the Sony Ericsson Open, losing in the 2nd and 1st round, respectively. In the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, however, she made a quarterfinal appearance on the green clay, losing to Elena Vesnina in three sets.
Heading to Stuttgart for Fed Cup, she won a rubber for Germany against Melanie Oudin, whom she lost to earlier in Miami. Staying in Stuttgart for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, she won her first Premier-level tournament and second WTA tournament overall, upsetting Samantha Stosur along the way and benefiting from a retirement by Victoria Azarenka. In the final, Görges scored the biggest win of her career by defeating world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in two sets, to become the first German to win Stuttgart since Anke Huber in 1994.
Several early round exits plagued Görges at Bad Gastein, Stanford, Carlsbad, Toronto, Cincinnati, and Dallas, not advancing past the second round of any of them. As the 24th seed at the US Open, she fell to 13th seed Peng Shuai in two close sets in the third round.
Taking part in the Asian part of the WTA tour, she fell in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Hansol Korea Open, the third round of the 2011 Toray Pan Pacific Open, and the first round of the China Open. She finished of her 2011 season with a semifinal loss to Victoria Azarenka at the 2011 BGL Luxembourg Open. She finished the year ranked 21st accumulating a 38–25 singles record and a 22–18 doubles record.
Seeded 5th at the 2012 ASB Classic, she defeated defending champion Gréta Arn, before falling to compatriot Angelique Kerber in straight sets. Görges experienced more success in doubles reaching the final with Flavia Pennetta before falling to the Czech duo of Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká in a third-set super tiebreak. After retiring in the first round of the 2012 Apia International Sydney to Jelena Janković, she achieved her best Australian Open to date by reaching the fourth round. Görges defeated Polona Hercog, Eleni Daniilidou, and Romina Oprandi, before being dominated by eighth seed Agnieszka Radwańska. Playing in the Fed Cup for Germany, she lost to Petra Kvitová in an extremely tight three-setter. Partnering with Anna-Lena Grönefeld, they lost to Iveta Benešová and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová as Germany lost to Czech Republic 1–4.
Ranked 21st and seed 6th, she reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Open GDF Suez, falling to Klára Zakopalová in three sets. Görges then fell in the second round of Qatar to Varvara Lepchenko, before reaching the final of Dubai. She defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova, Casey Dellacqua, Daniela Hantuchová, before scoring a two set win over third seed Caroline Wozniacki, before falling to Agnieszka Radwańska again. Due to her good result at the 2012 Dubai Tennis Championships, she achieved a career high ranking of 15.
Seeded 14th at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open, she advanced to the fourth round in straight sets, before becoming another victim of undefeated Victoria Azarenka. After receiving another bye into the second round, Görges was defeated by four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters.
At Roland Garros Görges was seeded 25th. She reached the third round, beating Lucie Hradecká and Heather Watson along the way. She lost in the third round to Arantxa Rus, ending the match with two double faults. At the end of the third set Görges complained of lack of light, which was set aside by the head supervisor. After this she asked for a medical time-out and asked again to suspend the match, which again was denied by the umpire. In the women doubles she lost in the first round with partner Samantha Stosur.
She was the number one seed in Bad Gastein but lost in three sets to the Dutch qualifier Richèl Hogenkamp. Hogenkamp, ranked 211 at the time, won her first WTA match. At the same tournament she won doubles competition, partnering American Jill Craybas. In the final they defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Petra Martić.
At 2012 Summer Olympics in London she surprisingly defeated second seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the first round. She also defeated Varvara Lepchenko in the second round, but in the third round she lost to Maria Kirilenko in straight sets.
Her first tournament in October was the China Open in Beijing. She defeated Vania King and the 8th seed Samantha Stosur. In the third round she lost to 9th seed Marion Bartoli. Then she played a fairly successful tournament in Linz, reaching finals both in singles and doubles. In the singles final she lost to Victoria Azarenka, who was world number 1 at the time. In doubles she played alongside Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová and they were defeated in the final against another German-Czech pair Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Květa Peschke.
In Auckland, as the 2nd seed, she lost in the second round to Johanna Larsson. Together with Yaroslava Shvedova she reached the final in doubles, where they lost to Cara Black and Anastasia Rodionova. At the Apia International, Görges lost in the first round to qualifier Svetlana Kuznetsova. At the 2013 Australian Open, she lost in the fourth round to Li Na, after defeating Vera Dushevina, Romina Oprandi and Zheng Jie.
In the following two tournaments she lost in the first round. She was defeated by Kristina Mladenovic at the 2013 Open GDF Suez and by Sara Errani at the 2013 Dubai Tennis Championships. In February she also played for Germany in the Fed Cup match against France. She won both her matches, defeating Kristina Mladenovic and Pauline Parmentier.
In March she played in Indian Wells. As a seeded player, she received a bye in the first round and in the second round she defeated Sofia Arvidsson. She lost her third round match against 10th seed Nadia Petrova. In Miami she received a bye in the first round and lost in the second round to Croatian Ajla Tomljanović.
In April she played in Charleston. She defeated Yulia Putintseva and Olga Govortsova, but she lost in the third round to Stefanie Vögele. In Katowice, she retired during the first round match against qualifier Jill Craybas. In Stuttgart she defeated Kirsten Flipkens in the first round, but in the second round lost to 5th seed Petra Kvitová. In Oeiras she was defeated in the first round by 19-years old Puerto Rican player Mónica Puig.
In Madrid she defeated Bojana Jovanovski in round one. But she could not start in the second round against Varvara Lepchenko due to an infection. In Rome, Görges won her first round match against Andrea Hlaváčková. She lost in the second round to the 3rd seed Victoria Azarenka. In Brussels she reached second round after defeating Coco Vandeweghe, but she retired in her second round match against Romina Oprandi.
She reached the second round in Nürnberg, losing to Andrea Petkovic. This result was followed by series of first round loses: against Mariana Duque at Wimbledon, against Olga Govortsova in Stanford, against Sesil Karatantcheva in Carlsbad, against Roberta Vinci in Toronto and against Magdaléna Rybáriková in Cincinnati. She was more successful in doubles during this part of season. Alongside Darija Jurak she reached the final in Stanford, where they lost to American pair Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears. In Cincinnati she paired with Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová and they lost in the semifinals to the other Czech-German pair Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Květa Peschke. In New Haven, Görges won her first round match against Bojana Jovanovski, but lost in the second round to 6th seed Sloane Stephens.
|Winner||1.||25 July 2010||Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria||Clay||Timea Bacsinszky||6–1, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||24 October 2010||BGL Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Hard (i)||Roberta Vinci||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||2.||24 April 2011||Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay (i)||Caroline Wozniacki||7–6(7–3), 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||25 February 2012||Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Agnieszka Radwańska||5–7, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||14 October 2012||Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria||Hard (i)||Victoria Azarenka||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||20 July 2009||Banka Koper Slovenia Open, Portorož, Slovenia||Hard||Vladimíra Uhlířová|| Camille Pin
|Runner-up||1.||27 July 2009||İstanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey||Hard||Patty Schnyder|| Lucie Hradecká
|6–2, 3–6, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||2.||12 July 2010||Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy||Clay||Jill Craybas|| Alberta Brianti
|Winner||2.||2 August 2010||e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open, Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Grönefeld|| Vitalia Diatchenko
|Winner||3.||26 September 2010||Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Polona Hercog|| Natalie Grandin
|Runner-up||3.||17 July 2011||Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria||Clay||Jarmila Gajdošová|| Eva Birnerová
|6–4, 2–6, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||4.||16 October 2011||Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Grönefeld|| Marina Erakovic
|Runner-up||5.||7 January 2012||ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Flavia Pennetta|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|7–6(7–2), 2–6, [7–10]|
|Runner-up||6.||29 April 2012||Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Anna-Lena Grönefeld|| Iveta Benešová
|Winner||4.||17 June 2012||Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria||Clay||Jill Craybas|| Anna-Lena Grönefeld
|6–7(4–7), 6–4, [11–9]|
|Runner-up||7.||14 October 2012||Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria||Hard (i)||Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová|| Anna-Lena Grönefeld
|Runner-up||8.||5 January 2013||ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Yaroslava Shvedova|| Cara Black
|6–2, 2–6, [5–10]|
|Runner-up||9.||29 July 2013||Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States||Hard||Darija Jurak|| Raquel Kops-Jones
Singles performance timeline
- Only main draw results on the WTA Tour are considered. This table was last updated during the 2013 US Open.
|Australian Open||A||LQ||1R||2R||3R||4R||4R||0 / 6||9–5|
|French Open||A||LQ||1R||2R||3R||3R||1R||0 / 5||5–5|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||1R||1R||3R||3R||1R||0 / 6||5–6|
|US Open||1R||1R||1R||2R||3R||1R||1R||0 / 7||3–7|
|Win–Loss||0–1||1–2||0–4||3–4||8–4||7–4||3–4||0 / 24||22–23|
|Fed Cup Singles|
|World Group||A||QF||A||PO||PO||QF||0 / 4||3–5|
|WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments|
|Indian Wells||A||LQ||LQ||2R||3R||4R||3R||0 / 4||5–4|
|Miami||A||A||2R||2R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 5||2–5|
|Madrid||Not Held||A||A||SF||1R||2R||0 / 3||5–2|
|Beijing||Not Tier I||A||1R||1R||3R||0 / 3||2–3|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||1–1||2–3||5–4||4–4||2–2||0 / 15||14–14|
|WTA Premier 5 Tournaments|
|Dubai||Not Tier I||1R||A||A||NP5||0 / 1||0–1|
|Doha||NTI||1R||Not Held||NP5||2R||A||0 / 2||1–2|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||0 / 2||3–2|
|Cincinnati||Not Tier I||A||A||1R||2R||1R||0 / 3||1–3|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||0 / 3||1–3|
|Tokyo||A||A||A||3R||3R||2R||0 / 3||5–3|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–1||2–1||3–3||5–5||1–3||0 / 14||11–14|
|Titles–Runner-ups||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||1–0||0–2||0–0||2 / 120||2–3|
|Hardcourt Win–Loss||4–5||5–6||3–6||15–13||18–16||22–17||7–13||0 / 75||74–75|
|Clay Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||1–2||13–8||18–7||9–8||7–9||2 / 35||48–33|
|Grass Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||2–2||0–1||2–2||4–3||0–1||0 / 10||9–10|
|Carpet Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||3–1||1–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0 / 2||4–2|
|Overall Win–Loss||4–5||6–8||9–11||29–23||38–25||35–28||14–23||2 / 111||135–123|
|Year End Ranking||131||102||78||40||21||18||$2,868,544|
Doubles performance timeline
- This table was last updated after the 2013 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Head-to-head vs. top 10 ranked players
*Ranking denotes ranking when played, so even they have met more times, respective players were ranked outside the top 10, thus the results do not count in the statistics.
|Number 1 ranked players|
|Number 2 ranked players|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|Number 6 ranked players|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|Number 8 ranked players|
Head-to-head record against top 20 players
Görges's win-loss record (45–56, 45%) against players who have been ranked World No. 20 or higher is as follows:
- Alizé Cornet 3–0
- Eleni Daniilidou 3–0
- Caroline Wozniacki 3–2
- Anabel Medina Garrigues 3–2
- Katarina Srebotnik 2–0
- Anne Kremer 2–0
- Sybille Bammer 2–0
- Shahar Pe'er 2–0
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2–0
- Dinara Safina 2–1
- Sara Errani 1–2
- Kaia Kanepi 2–1
- Samantha Stosur 2–1
- Alexandra Stevenson 1–0
- Virginie Razzano 1–0
- Andrea Petkovic 1–0
- Aravane Rezaï 1–0
- Daniela Hantuchová 2–0
- Petra Kvitová 1–1
- Anna-Lena Grönefeld 1–1
- Ágnes Szávay 1–1
- Sabine Lisicki 1–1
- Svetlana Kuznetsova 1–2
- Marion Bartoli 1–2
- Agnieszka Radwańska 1–2
- Victoria Azarenka 1–3
- / Jelena Janković 1–3
- / Ana Ivanovic 1–3
- Yanina Wickmayer 1–4
- Roberta Vinci 0–1
- Flavia Pennetta 0–1
- Vera Zvonareva 0–1
- Lindsay Davenport 0–1
- Dominika Cibulková 0–1
- Peng Shuai 0–1
- Nadia Petrova 0–1
- Kim Clijsters 0–1
- Angelique Kerber 1–2
- Maria Kirilenko 0–2
- Serena Williams 0–2
- Karolina Šprem 0–2
- Justine Henin 0–2
- Zheng Jie 0–2
- María José Martínez Sánchez 0–2
- Maria Sharapova 0–3
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- Dietrich, Janina (January 2008). "Interview mit Julia Görges" (PDF). Tennis Wahlstedt Aktuell (in German). Retrieved 8 February 2011.
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- "Julia Goerges Stats 2011". TennisMagazine.com. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- Fed Cup – Germany overpowers Slovenia in Maribor
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- "Hercog Bounces Goerges From Bastad". Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- "Madrid: Görges muss vor Zweitrunden-Match passen" (in German). Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Kučová senzačne zdolala Görgesovú, no rozhodnutie nemení". SME (in Slovak). Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Kucova makes some noise in her last hurra".
- "New Jersey's Christina McHale tops Julia Goerges in US Open first round". NY Daily News. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
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