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Top seeds Cibulkova, Bouchard win at Mexican Open

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia and No. 2 seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada moved up to the third round of the Mexican Open Wednesday.
Kerber's win puts Germany in Fed Cup semifinals

Kerber's win puts Germany in Fed Cup semifinals

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Angelique Kerber claimed a close victory Sunday that allowed Germany to gain a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals with a series win over Slovakia.
Cibulkova leads Slovaks against Germany in Fed Cup

Cibulkova leads Slovaks against Germany in Fed Cup

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova returns to the courts this weekend, leading Slovakia against Germany in a Fed Cup quarterfinal series.
Makarova, Pliskova to play for WTA Pattaya Open title

Makarova, Pliskova to play for WTA Pattaya Open title

PATTAYA, Thailand, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Karolina Pliskova each won in three sets Saturday and will meet in the finals of the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Makarova escapes upsets at Pattaya Open

Makarova escapes upsets at Pattaya Open

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova won a three-set match Friday, escaping the series of upsets that marked the quarterfinals of the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Date-Krumm advances at WTA's Pattaya Open

Date-Krumm advances at WTA's Pattaya Open

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Unseeded Kimiko Date-Krumm claimed a straight-set win Thursday in second-round play of the WTA PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Sorana Cirstea converted all of her break chances in a second-round win Wednesday at the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Thailand.
Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams cruised through a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty Monday, beginning her quest for a sixth Australian Open title.
Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova ousted fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic during Monday's first-round play at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Ivanovic advances to quarterfinals at ASB Classic

Ivanovic advances to quarterfinals at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Ana Ivanovic needed only 43 minutes Wednesday to gain a spot in the quarterfinals of the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Ana Konjuh pulls big upset at ASB Classic

Ana Konjuh pulls big upset at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Wild-card entrant Ana Konjuh ousted top-seeded Roberta Vinci in three sets Tuesday in a first-round match of the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Stephens advances to second round of WTA's Ladies Linz

Stephens advances to second round of WTA's Ladies Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Sloane Stephens rolled to a first-round win Tuesday at the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tournament in Austria.
Voegele opens Ladies Linz tournament with three-set win

Voegele opens Ladies Linz tournament with three-set win

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Stefanie Voegele had a near-perfect third set Monday in gaining a spot in the second round of the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tennis tournament in Austria.
Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

TOKYO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- No. 9-seeded Sloane Stephens was on the court less than an hour Sunday in taking a first-round win at the WTA's Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Pavlyuchenkova escapes upset, wins at KDB Korea Open

Pavlyuchenkova escapes upset, wins at KDB Korea Open

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova escaped the string of upsets Wednesday with a second-round victory at the KDB Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.
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German Julia Goerges hits a shot during her French Open second-round match against American Serena Williams at Roland Garros in Paris on May 28, 2010. Williams defeated Goerges 6-1, 6-1. UPI/David Silpa
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Julia Görges (born 2 November 1988 in Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein) is a professional tennis player from Germany. Görges reached career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 16 on June 6, 2011 and a doubles ranking of 31 on June 6, 2011. She has won two WTA singles titles and three doubles titles as of April 2011.

Julia Görges was born in Bad Oldesloe to Klaus and Inge Görges, both of whom work in insurance. She has one half-sister named Maike, who also works in insurance. She attended the Klaus-Groth Schule and Theodor-Mommsen Schule in Bad Oldesloe from 1995 to 2005, and completed the mittlere Reife (Realschulabschluss).

She began playing tennis around the age of 5 when her parents began taking her to the local club. Her tennis idol growing up was Martina Hingis, and she is also a fan of Roger Federer. She is coached by Sascha Nensel, former coach of fellow German player Nicolas Kiefer. The surfaces she prefers are hard and grass courts, and her favorite tournament is the Australian Open.

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