For the second time in a row, Julia Görges has won the WTA tournament in Auckland. In the final, the German won against the 18-year-old Bianca Vanessa Andreescu of Canada 2:6, 7:5, 6:1. It Görges’ seventh single was a triumph on the WTA Tour. About a week before the Start of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open, the 30-Year-old so in very good shape.

Görges was started very poorly in the final in new Zealand. Their first two serve games gave the number 14 in the world rankings directly, and was thus quickly 0:4 behind. Andreescu (number 152 in the world), which had turned off on the way to the first WTA final of her career, among other things, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, remained calm and won the first round scores.

but Then Görges found in the game. Both in the second and in the third set she was the one that made the perfect Start: In both cases they managed in the first service game of her opponent a Break and 2:0 was in the front. In the second set, Andreescu came back again and equalised to 4:4 before Görges managed a second Break to 6:5.

Görges: “I used my experience”

won The third set Görges then scores. You brought your Service always, and Andreescu, who took physically took, serve a total of three times. After 1:45 hours Görges converted her third match ball to the defence of his title.

“it means a lot to me. I used my experience. This is one of the best moments so far,” said Görges after the hard-fought victory against the qualifier: “she has played wonderful Tennis.”

In the past year, Görges was also after the tournament victory in Auckland (at the time, by a victory against Wozniacki), to be confident in the Australian Open started. Then they retired, however, in the second round. Her greatest success she celebrated last year at Wimbledon, where she reached the semi-finals.


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