Julia Goerges is one of the few German women who achieve great things in professional tennis. Like every other athlete, she has had her ups and downs, but in the end, she seems to find a way to reinvent herself again and again after every fall. Since Julia Goerges became a professional in 2005, she has won at least 5 WTA (including 3 singles and 2 doubles) and 6 ITF victories.
Who is Julia Goerges?
Julia Goerges was born on 2 November 1988 in Bad Oldesloe, West Germany. Goerges comes from a family of financial employees. Her two parents Klaus and Inge Görges, including her half-sister Maike on her mother’s side, all work in the insurance business. But instead of continuing the family’s work, Julia tried to be different at the age of 5 and chose tennis as her own life interest.
She played with body and soul under the direction of Sascha Nensel and idolized the Swiss football great Martina Hingis. In 2005, at the age of 17, Julia was ready to become a professional. She started on the ITF Women’s Circuit before slowly moving on to the WTA Tour. By 2008, Goerges had made the leap into the top 100 rankings. Two years later, in 2010, Goerges made the leap into the top 50 after winning her first WTA title in her career with the Gastein women.
Between 2010 and 2012, Goerges experienced a steady rise in her career. During this time she won the Fed Cup in February 2011 and the Stuttgart title, which she won by beating the then world number one Caroline Wozniacki. She experienced another spectacular year in 2012 when she advanced to the top 20 of the rankings by the end of the year.
Unfortunately, Goerges could not keep up with her excellent play, as her performance began to deteriorate in 2013. The poor performances continued until 2015 when Goerges fell from the top 100 rankings. To get back in the saddle, Goerges decided to give her team a general overhaul. She let go of her long-time coach Sascha Nensel, changed her physiotherapist, and even moved. Goerges moved her residence from the north of Germany to the south.
Fortunately, Goerges did not regret her decisions when her performance began to improve. 2017 proved to be a successful year. In response to the fourth request, Goerges won her first individual title since 2011, the Kremlin Cup, which she won by beating Russian Daria Kasatkina. Fortunately, Goerges made it back into the top 20. By winning the cup she qualified for the WTA Elite Trophy Tournament, which she won in the final against Coco Vandeweghe. It was the biggest win of her career at that time.
In February 2018, Julia Goerges made it into the top 10 for the first time in her career after winning the ASB Classic in Auckland. She reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon 2018, but her hopes of reaching the final were dashed by a defeat to Serena Williams.
As far as her private life is concerned, the German athlete is incredibly private. As far as we know, Julia Goerges has no husband in her life at the time of writing this article. The last time news about her love life appeared online was in October 2015, when she was caught lip-locked with a mysterious man who was later identified as the team physiotherapist of South African tennis player Kevin Anderson. His name is Florian Zitzelsberger.
Cameras saw the duo steal a kiss together as they watched from the stands of an ATP Erste Bank Open match that Anderson played against Johnson in Vienna, Austria. For Julia, it was her first time in the city. She had taken a holiday trip to the city after she had to break out of the women’s tournament in Luxembourg due to a neck injury. Further findings revealed that Julia’s date Florian Zitzelsberger is a citizen of Bravia, who is connected to CorpusCare physiotherapy in Regensburg, Germany.
The world waited for more news about Julia and her alleged new boyfriend Florian, but none came. The star continues to pursue her romantic life away from the prying eyes of the media.
Body Stats – Height, Weight
Each athlete’s body statistics directly and/or indirectly influence his or her style and playing style, and Juia Goerges is no different. With a height of 5 feet 11 inches and a weight of about 70 kg, Goerges’ body statistics are well suited for her daily work. Her other body statistics include Breast wrist hips: 37-27-37 inches (Hourglass body type). She wears a dress size: 8.