Every tennis enthusiasts love the attacking mindset and smooth shot. Julia Goerges is a professional who has got an abundance of those skills.
She is a German tennis player who has been on a continuous rise towards the tennis world’s summit.
With a massive topspin on her forehead and pace shooting, she can push her opponents behind the baseline. Julia has won seven titles in singles and five in doubles of the Women’s Tennis Association Tour.
Moreover, in the junior seasons at International Tennis Federation, she has bagged six singles and six doubles titles.
Beginning the professional career in 2005, it took her only three years to ensure her spot in the world’s top 100 list.
Notably, the highest position she has ever reached is the 9th rank. Julia may not have won any of the four Grand Slam titles. But she shows every season that forward and upward is the only direction she is heading.
Even though her rankings have fallen slightly from the top, she is still pushing upwards to be the best among all.
We have prepared a summary of the personal and professional life of such a marvelous talent. I hope it will be an inspiration, no matter which field you thrive in.
|Full Name||Julia Goerges|
|Birth Date||November 2, 1988|
|Birth Place||Bad Oldesloe, West Germany|
|Education||Klaus Groth Schule|
Theodor Mommsen Schule
Mittlere Reife (middle – school diploma)
|Father’s Name||Klaus Goerges|
|Mother’s Name||Inge Goerges|
|Age||32 Years Old|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches (180 cm)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lbs)|
|Favorite Tennis Player||Martina Hingis|
|Playing style||Right Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)|
|Active years (Senior Career)||2005 – present (professional player)|
|Highest Ranking (Singles)||No. 9 (August 2018)|
|Current Ranking (Singles)||No. 41 (October 2020)|
|Association||Women’s Tennis Association|
|Marital Status||Unmarried (Single)|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
Julia Goerges: Early Life, Family, and Education
Goerges was born in Bad Oldesloe, a town in then West Germany. Klaus Goerges and Inge Goerges are her parents.
The Goerges couple works for an insurance company. Besides, Maike is her elder maternal half-sister. Notably, Mailke also serves in insurance.
Julie went to the Klaus Groth Schule and Theodor Mommsen Schule. Both were the middle schools in Bad Oldesloe. She completed the Mittlere Reife diploma in 2005.
Her tennis journey began at the early age of five. Idolizing Martina Hingis, she was coached by Sascha Nensel, who coached her until 2015.
Julia Goerges: Career
International Tennis Federation Women’s Circuit
Goerges joined the ITF Women’s Circuit in 2005, which marked the start of her professional career. In the first season, she took part in seven tournaments.
However, she had to bow out from the first round from five of them. Not a debut season, she expected!
The 2006 season brought her success as she won the Wahlstedt and Bielefeld tournaments. Her first main draw appearances in WTA Tour were in 2007.
In the same year, she bagged the Antalya and Bucharest tournaments. The 2007 US Open marked her first Grand Slam appearance, where she was eliminated in the first round against Justine Henin.
In 2008, she reached the Banka Koper Slovenia Open’s semifinals and the Cellar South Cup’s quarterfinal.
After the 2008 French Open, she saw herself in the top 100 list of women tennis players. However, she lost to Marina Erakovic in the second round of Wimbledon.
Appearance in all the four Grand Slams
Her appearance in WTA events became more frequent since 2009. She was eliminated in the third round from each of the Australian Open, the Open GDF Suez, and the Warsaw Open.
Besides, she lost in the first round of the French Open due to exhaustion.
Later, Jelena Jankovic defeated her in the first round of Wimbledon in the same year, 2009. Before that, she was eliminated from the third round of the US Open and the Istanbul Cup.
Notably, she was able to make her way into the semifinals of the Bell Challenge.
First WTA title
In the 2010 Australian Open, she lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the second round. Besides, Maria Sharapova defeated her in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg.
She was eliminated from the second and first round at the French Open and Wimbledon, respectively.
Notably, she won the first career title in WTA singles at the Gastein Ladies in 2010. But she had to bow out from the US Open in the second round against Wickmayer.
Likewise, she won against the former No.1 Dinara Safina at the Japan Open. Again, she had a loss against Roberta Vinci in the WTA final.
Inside the top 25
Goerges made progress at the 2011 Australian Open as she reached the third round. With Germany, she defeated Masa Zec Peskiric of Slovenia at the Fed Cup.
Notably, she won the first Premier-level tournament of her career, playing at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
She had defeated the No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the competition. She could not make past the third round at all of the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
Besides, she faced a first-round exit at the China Open and the Hansol Korea Open’s quarterfinal defeat. With a 38-25 win-loss record in singles and 22-18 in doubles, she finished the 2011 season at 21st rank.
Improving Form since 2012
Goerges pushed her hard at the start of 2012 as she reached the final of the ASB Classic in doubles. Also, she improved her Australian Open success by reaching the fourth round.
Even after being the No. 1 seed at Bad Gastein, she could not win the title. But she partnered with Jill Craybas to win the doubles of the same tournament.
At the 2012 London Olympics, she reached the third round in singles before being eliminated by Maria Kirilenko.
Likewise, she reached the finals of both the singles and the doubles at the 2012 Generali Ladies Linz. Again, she climbed up to the No. 18 ranks at the end of 2012.
Out of Form
Again, in 2013, she was eliminated from the fourth round at the Australian Open. With Germany at the 2013 Fed Cup, she defeated France 3-1. Partnering with Darija Jurak, she reached the finals of the Stanford tournament.
In the first round of the 2014 French Open, Eugenie Bouchard defeated her. But she partnered with Nenad Zimonjic in the mixed doubles to reach the final.
The same year she lost out from both the Wimbledon and Gastein Ladies in the first round.
Grand Slam semifinals in doubles
Goerges could not find a way past the fourth round of the 2015 Australian Open in singles. However, pairing with Anna-Lena Gronefeld, she reached the semifinals in doubles.
Also, Sara Errani beat her in round four of the French Open in the same year.
She made a good start in 2016, reaching the final in the Auckland tournament. Besides, she and her partner Karolina Pliskova reached the semifinals.
Again, she reached the semifinals in a tournament in Dubai with Timea Babos. Also, she partnered with Karolina reaching the final of the 2016 Indian Wells. Notably, the same duo reached the semifinals at Wimbledon too.
Venus Williams defeated her in the second round of the 2017 US Open. Significantly, Goerges won the Kremlin Cup in October 2017.
This win regained her spot in the top 20. Moreover, she won the WTA Elite Trophy in the same year defeating CoCo Vandeweghe in the final.
A spot in the top 10
In early 2018, Goerges bagged the ASB Classic title. After the Australian Open campaign, she saw herself in the top 10 list.
Goerges successfully defended her Auckland Open title in 2019. But she bowed out from the US Open in the fourth round against Donna Vekic. Also, she could not defend the Luxembourg Open title that year.
Goerges was eliminated in the quarterfinals of her Auckland Open title defense in 2020. Consequently, she saw her rank fall to No. 38. Belinda Bencic defeated her at Adelaide. Currently, she ranks at No. 41 as of October 2020.
Julia Goerges: Achievements and Titles
Goerges ranks at the second position in the WTA’s Top German female singles tennis players. Her position in doubles of a similar list is at fourth. Similarly, Goerges has won the Auckland Open titles for two consecutive times.
Goerges was the titleholder at the 2010 Gastein ladies, which was the first in her career. Similarly, her second WTA title was the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2011.
Besides these, she has not won many notable titles at the professional level. But she has a determined mindset, and no doubt will have hands-on a few soon.
Julia Goerges: Net Worth and Salary
Goerges has clinched a total of $9.6 million as cash prize only on numerous occasions. Besides, she had earned $3.2 million until 2015. Moreover, everybody knew her as the face of the Rado Swiss watches in 2012.
As of October 2020, Julia Goerges has a net worth of around $10 million.
The German car manufacturer Porsche selected her as the national brand ambassador in early 2018.
Reports assume the deal was linked to her 2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix win. Also, she endorses the Japanese footwear and sports equipment manufacturer, Asics.
Julia Goerges: Relationship
Goerges seems to be quite uninterested in relationships. Or it may be due to her highly private life. But no recent rumors have been heard about her love life and affairs.
After all, she looks quite focused on establishing herself as a remembered player in tennis history. And she is completely right to think so.
However, Julia was caught on camera kissing Florian Zitzelsberger in October 2015. He is the physiotherapist of the team Kevin Anderson, the South African tennis player.
But none of the parties confirmed the relationship. Thus, nothing more is known about their affair.
Julia Goerges: Social Media Presence
Goerges uses all of the popular social media handles, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She is well active on those platforms and uploads posts frequently.
Facebook: 40,331 followers
Instagram: 156 thousand followers
Twitter: 179 thousand followers
Julia Goerges: Commonly asked Queries
What is Julia Goerges WTA rank?
As of October 2020, Julia Goerges is ranked at the 41st position on the WTA players’ list. Besides, she reached a career highest of 9th rank in August 2018.
Who is Julia Goerge’s coach?
Sebastian Sachs is the current coach of Julia Goerges. She started working with him in May 2019. Michael Geserer was the man at the job earlier than that. Besides, she had begun her career being coached by Sasha Nensel.
Is Julia Goerges retired?
Julia Goerges is still pushing herself to win any of the four Grand Slam titles at 31. Obviously, she has not thought about retiring yet.