Julia Goerges Bio: Early Life, Career, Titles, Boyfriend & Net Worth

This article was last updated by on

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 on 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 their professional career in 2005, it took her only three years to ensure her spot in the world’s top 100 list.

Julia Goerges at ASB Classic.

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 upward 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.

Quick Facts

Full Name Julia Goerges
Birth Date November 2, 1988
Birth Place Bad Oldesloe, West Germany
Nickname Julia Goerges
Religion Christianity
Nationality German
Ethnicity White
Education Klaus Groth Schule
Theodor Mommsen Schule
Mittlere Reife (middle–school diploma)
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Klaus Goerges
Mother’s Name Inge Goerges
Siblings A Half-sister
Sisters Maike (half-sister)
Age 32 years old (as of June 2021)
Height 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm)
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Dress Size Eight
Build Athletic
Favorite Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Roger Federer
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Profession Tennis Player
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
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried (Single)
Ex-Boyfriends Florian Zitzelsberger
Children None
Career Record 478–335
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $600 thousand
Endorsements  Porche, Asics
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Last Update May, 2024

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 of 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.

Julia Georges at Wimbledon.

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 rounds at the French Open and Wimbledon, respectively.

Julia-Goerges-at-Miami Open
Julia Goerges at Miami Open.

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.

If you are interested in buying a tennis racket, click here.>>

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 it 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.

Julia Goerges at the Australian Open.

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 rank 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 to 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.

Julia Goerges with Karolina Pliskova at Indian Wells 2016.

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 to reach the final of the 2016 Indian Wells. Notably, the same duo reached the semifinals at Wimbledon too.

Julia Georges at FED Cup Women’s Semifinal in 2018.

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.

However, she lost to Serena Williams in the third round of the 2018 French Open. Likewise, she earned the singles title at the Luxembourg Open, defeating Belinda Bencic.

Julia Goerges at Berlin 2020.

Goerges successfully defended her Auckland Open title in 2019. But she bowed out from the US Open in the fourth round against Donna Vekic.

During the Ladies Open Lausanne, Julia faced a wrist injury. Hence, she returned early from the match. Also, she could not defend the Luxembourg Open title that year.

Julia Goerges’s relationship with others

Julia Goerges and Ash Barty have been fantastic double partners since the beginning. Later in 2020, they were the potential for facing each other in singles. 

Indeed, many questioned if this would destruct their relationship. However, they had nothing but praise for each other. 

Likewise, she also maintains a close relationship with her doubles partner, Kiki Bertens. As Bertens celebrated her big day, Julia congratulated her instantly. 

Recent Form

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.

Roland Garros 

For the Roland Garros 2020, Julia Goerges earned 50% of the match before facing Alison Riske. In the earlier year, Julia had reached the Round of 16 at Roland Garros and won her first two WTA titles on clay.

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 fourth. Similarly, Goerges has won the Auckland Open titles two consecutive times.

Julie Gorge with her Auckland Open title.

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 few soon.

Julia Goerges: Net Worth and Salary

Goerges has clinched a total of $9.6 million as a cash prizes only on numerous occasions. Besides, she 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? How much is her prize money?

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. 

As for her prize money, Julia Goerges depicts $9.914 million. 

Who won between Julia Goerges and Camila Giorgi?

Among the four matches that Julia Goerges and Camila Giorgi have faced with each other since 2013, Camila has three wins while Julia just has one. 

What was the score between Julio Goerges and Danka Kovinic? 

Julio Goerges and Danka Kovinic have scores of 6-1 and 6-0. 

Aaditya Bhatta
Aaditya Bhatta

Aaditya Bhatta

Aaditya Bhatta is a dynamic writer and sports enthusiast, whose passion for both realms is reflected in his work. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, Aaditya brings a unique perspective to his writing, captivating readers with his engaging content.


Sports Analysis Content Creation


  • Aaditya has consistently delivered insightful analysis and captivating content across various platforms.
  • From in-depth match reports to thought-provoking opinion pieces, Aaditya's versatility shines through in his ability to tackle diverse topics


Aaditya's journey as a writer and sports aficionado began at a young age when he discovered his passion for both pursuits. Throughout his academic and professional endeavors, Aaditya has honed his skills in content creation and sports analysis, immersing himself in the intricacies of the games he loves.

Related articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share article

Latest News