109 Facts About Julia Gorges


Julia Gorges was born on 2 November 1988 and is a German former professional tennis player.

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Julia Gorges won seven singles and five doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as six singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

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Julia Gorges broke into the top ten for the first time in February 2018, before going on to reach the semifinals at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

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Julia Gorges was a two-time semifinalist in women's doubles at the Australian Open, and reached the finals in mixed doubles with Nenad Zimonjic at the 2014 French Open.

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Julia Gorges announced her retirement from professional tennis on 21 October 2020, two weeks before her 32nd birthday.

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Julia Gorges was born in Bad Oldesloe to Klaus and Inge Gorges, both of whom work in insurance.

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Julia Gorges has one elder maternal half-sister named Maike, who works in insurance.

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Julia Gorges attended the Klaus-Groth-Schule and Theodor-Mommsen-Schule in Bad Oldesloe from 1995 to 2005, and completed the Mittlere Reife.

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Julia Gorges's tennis idol growing up was Martina Hingis, and she is a fan of Roger Federer.

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Julia Gorges was coached by Sascha Nensel, former coach of fellow German player Nicolas Kiefer, until 2015.

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Julia Gorges preferred hard and grass courts, and her favorite tournament was the Australian Open.

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Julia Gorges made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the US Open, losing to Justine Henin in the first round in straight sets.

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Julia Gorges made her top-100 debut in the rankings after the French Open.

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Julia Gorges won her first Grand Slam main-draw match at Wimbledon, where she upset the 23rd seed Katarina Srebotnik in a three-hour, 41-minute first-round match.

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Julia Gorges began her season at the Brisbane International, where she lost in qualifying to Anna-Lena Gronefeld.

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Julia Gorges competed at the Australian Open, the Open GdF Suez, and the Warsaw Open, losing before the third round in each.

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Julia Gorges retired in the first round of the French Open in a match against Iveta Benesova due to heat exhaustion.

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Julia Gorges reached the third round of the Birmingham Classic, falling to Urszula Radwanska.

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Julia Gorges went on to play against Jelena Jankovic in the first round of Wimbledon, losing in straight sets.

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Julia Gorges lost prior to the third round at the Slovenia Open, the Istanbul Cup, and the US Open, where she faced Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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Julia Gorges was defeated by Raluca Olaru in the second round of the Linz Open.

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Julia Gorges started the 2010 season at the Auckland Open, losing in the first round to Yanina Wickmayer.

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Julia Gorges went on to play at the Australian Open, where she beat Tamira Paszek, but then lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.

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Julia Gorges reached the quarterfinals of Strasbourg, losing to Maria Sharapova.

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At the Gastein Ladies, Julia Gorges won her first career WTA singles title by defeating Timea Bacsinszky in the final in straight sets.

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Julia Gorges eventually reached her second WTA career final, losing to Roberta Vinci.

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Julia Gorges's third-round match against the 2008 champion Maria Sharapova was a three-set battle, which Gorges finally lost.

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Julia Gorges was the 17th seed at the French Open, but fell to the 11th seed Marion Bartoli in three sets in the third round.

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Julia Gorges failed to advance past the second round at Bad Gastein, Stanford, Carlsbad, Toronto, Cincinnati or Dallas.

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Julia Gorges finished her 2011 season with a semifinal loss to Azarenka at the Luxembourg Open.

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Julia Gorges experienced more success in doubles, reaching the final with Flavia Pennetta before falling to the Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in a third-set super tiebreak.

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Julia Gorges defeated Polona Hercog, Eleni Daniilidou, and Romina Oprandi, before being dominated by the eighth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

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Julia Gorges then lost in the second round in Qatar to Varvara Lepchenko, before reaching the final in Dubai.

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Julia Gorges defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova, Casey Dellacqua and Daniela Hantuchova, scored a two-set win over the third seed Caroline Wozniacki, but then fell to Agnieszka Radwanska again.

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Julia Gorges reached the third round, beating Lucie Hradecka and Heather Watson along the way.

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Julia Gorges lost in the third round to Arantxa Rus, ending the match with two double faults.

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Julia Gorges was the No 1 seed in Bad Gastein but lost in three sets to the Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp, ranked 211, who won her first WTA match.

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In Palermo, Julia Gorges was defeated in the quarterfinals by Zahlavova-Strycova.

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At the London Olympics, Julia Gorges surprisingly defeated second seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the first round.

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Julia Gorges beat Lepchenko in round two, but in the third round lost to Maria Kirilenko in straight sets.

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Julia Gorges then played a fairly successful tournament in Linz, reaching the finals of both singles and doubles.

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In Luxembourg, Julia Gorges reached the second round, where she lost to Niculescu, who went on to be defeated in the final by Venus Williams.

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At the Sydney International, Julia Gorges was defeated in the first round by qualifier Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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Julia Gorges lost in her fourth-round match to sixth seed and eventual finalist, Li Na.

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At the Dubai Championships, Julia Gorges lost in the first round to fifth seed and eventual finalist Sara Errani.

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Julia Gorges lost her third-round match to tenth seed Nadia Petrova.

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At the Miami Open, Julia Gorges was the 24th seed, and she received a first-round bye.

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Julia Gorges was defeated in the second round by Ajla Tomljanovic.

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Julia Gorges began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup.

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At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Julia Gorges was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Petra Kvitova.

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In Rome, Julia Gorges won her first-round match against Andrea Hlavackova before she lost to the third seed Victoria Azarenka.

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Julia Gorges reached the second round in Nuremberg, losing to Andrea Petkovic.

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Julia Gorges was more successful in doubles during this part of season.

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In New Haven, Julia Gorges won her first-round match against Bojana Jovanovski, but lost in the second round to the sixth seed Sloane Stephens.

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Julia Gorges then participated in Seoul where she was the sixth seed.

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Julia Gorges defeated Misaki Doi before losing to Irina-Camelia Begu in the second round.

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Julia Gorges lost her openers in her final three tournaments of 2013; against Sorana Cirstea in Tokyo, against Kaia Kanepi in Beijing and against the qualifier Camila Giorgi in Linz.

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In Sydney, Julia Gorges retired in the final round of qualifying but was awarded a lucky loser spot in the main draw, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki.

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In Pattaya, Julia Gorges reached the semifinals, losing to Karolina Pliskova.

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Julia Gorges reached the second round at Indian Wells, where she lost to Maria Sharapova.

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Julia Gorges did not qualify for the Miami Open and lost to Virginie Razzano in the first round at the Family Circle Cup.

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Julia Gorges did not qualify for Rome but managed to reach the quarterfinals at Strasbourg the week before the French Open.

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Julia Gorges defeated the top seed Sloane Stephens and Lauren Davis, but lost to Madison Keys.

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At the French Open, Julia Gorges lost in the second round to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in three sets.

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However, in the mixed doubles partnering Nenad Zimonjic, Julia Gorges had a more successful run, reaching her first Grand Slam final.

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At Wimbledon, Julia Gorges lost in the first round to the eventual semifinalist Lucie Safarova in two tie-breaks.

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At the Swedish Open, Julia Gorges defeated the seventh seed Maria Teresa Torro Flor in the first round to book a second round clash with another Spaniard, Silvia Soler Espinosa, losing in three sets.

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In doubles, Julia Gorges was the top seed alongside Katarzyna Piter, but they could only make the quarterfinals, losing to the British pairing of Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith.

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At the US Open in New York, Julia Gorges fought a spirited first round match against the 11th-seeded Flavia Pennetta, losing in a three-setter.

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Julia Gorges then competed at the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec where she was seeded fifth.

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Julia Gorges reached the quarterfinals, after defeating Stephanie Dubois and Melanie Oudin.

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Julia Gorges then defeated Andrea Hlavackova to face Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the last four, but lost to the eventual tournament champion.

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Julia Gorges reached the quarterfinals in Auckland, where she lost to the top seed Caroline Wozniacki.

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Julia Gorges was successful in the doubles, where together with Anna-Lena Gronefeld, she reached the semifinals.

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Julia Gorges won a dead rubber playing in the doubles alongside Sabine Lisicki in the Fed Cup match against Australia.

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At the French Open, Julia Gorges battled past CoCo Vandeweghe in three sets in the first round, before scoring an upset against the 5th seed Wozniacki in the second round in straight sets.

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Julia Gorges defeated Irina Falconi before losing to Sara Errani in round four.

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Julia Gorges started the new season by reaching the final in Auckland, where she lost to Sloane Stephens.

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Julia Gorges received a wildcard in Dubai, where she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova, losing only a single game.

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In Doha Julia Gorges faced again Kuznetsova in the first round, and this time she lost.

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In Miami, Julia Gorges defeated Nao Hibino and Sam Stosur before losing to Simona Halep in third round.

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Julia Gorges reached the semifinals in Nurnberg, where she lost to the eventual champion Kiki Bertens.

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At the French Open Julia Gorges defeated Johanna Konta in the first round, before losing to Monica Puig in the second round.

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Julia Gorges reached the semifinals in Bastad, losing to the eventual winner Laura Siegemund.

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Julia Gorges reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup, where she lost Daria Gavrilova.

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Julia Gorges started the 2017 season in Auckland, defeating the third seed and former world No 1, Caroline Wozniacki before losing in the semifinals to Ana Konjuh.

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At the French Open, Julia Gorges lost her opening match in a very tight third set to the American Madison Brengle.

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Julia Gorges reached her second final of the year on clay, where she lost to the home favourite Irina-Camelia Begu at the Bucharest Open.

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Julia Gorges defeated her compatriot Annika Beck in the first round, Zheng Saisai in the second and Aleksandra Krunic in the third to reach the fourth round for the first time.

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Julia Gorges was drawn into the Azalea Group, alongside the top-seeded Kristina Mladenovic and the Wimbledon semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova.

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Julia Gorges defeated them both in straight sets to advance to the semifinal stage, where she faced Anastasija Sevastova, whom she defeated in straight sets as well.

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Julia Gorges then defeated CoCo Vandeweghe to win the biggest title of her career.

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Julia Gorges finished the year with a nine-match winning streak and a career-high ranking of 14.

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Julia Gorges then played in St Petersburg, where she lost in the semifinals to Petra Kvitova.

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Julia Gorges played for Germany in Fed Cup semifinals against Czech Republic.

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Julia Gorges then defeated Karolina Pliskova, but this was the only point won by German team and Czech Republic advanced to the final.

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Julia Gorges defeated Dominika Cibulkova and Alison Van Uytvanck before losing to Serena Williams in the third round.

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Julia Gorges started the grass-court season in Birmingham, where she lost in the quarterfinals to the defending champion Petra Kvitova.

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In Eastbourne, Julia Gorges received bye in the first round and in the second round she lost to Aryna Sabalenka.

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At Wimbledon, Julia Gorges reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating Monica Puig, Vera Lapko, Barbora Strycova, Donna Vekic and Kiki Bertens en route.

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Julia Gorges won her second Auckland Open title by beating Canadian Bianca Andreescu in the final.

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Julia Gorges then headed to Melbourne where, as 14th seed, she was beaten in the first round of the Australian Open by Danielle Collins.

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At Wimbledon, Julia Gorges defeated Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Varvara Flink before losing in the third round to Serena Williams, in a rematch of the previous year's semifinal.

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At the US Open, Julia Gorges defeated Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Francesca Di Lorenzo, and Kiki Bertens to reach the fourth round, where she lost to Donna Vekic, despite having a match point in the second set.

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Julia Gorges attempted to defend her title at Luxembourg, and reached the final after defeating Misaki Doi, Sorana Cirstea, Monica Puig, and Elena Rybakina.

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Julia Gorges defeated Greetje Minnen and Jil Teichmann to reach the quarterfinals in her Auckland Open title defence, but she lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals in straight sets.

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Julia Gorges partnered Caroline Garcia in doubles, and reached the quarterfinals, where they fell to eventual champions Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend.

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Julia Gorges opted to withdraw from the US Open season, citing safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Julia Gorges next participated at the French Open, where she defeated Riske in the first round, before losing to Laura Siegemund in the second round.

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