Pavlyuchenkova advances at Korea Open

Pavlyuchenkova advances at Korea Open

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova survived a three-set challenge during Monday's opening action of the KDB Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.

Stephens reaches New Haven quarterfinals

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Sloane Stephens survived in three sets Wednesday to earn a quarterfinal berth at the New Haven Open as she makes a bid for her first WTA Tour title.

Sloane Stephens, Caroline Woznacki advance at New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded American Sloane Stephens and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki each scored first-round wins Monday at the New Haven Open.

Roberta Vinci, Sloane Stephens pick up early Rogers Cup wins

TORONTO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci and No. 14 American Sloane Stephens were among opening day winners Monday at the Rogers Cup tennis event.

Carla Suarez Navarro breezes to next round at La Costa

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 31 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain beat Japanese qualifier Sachie Ishizu in the first round of the Southern California Open Tuesday.
Jankovic wins twice at WTA tournament in Germany

Jankovic wins twice at WTA tournament in Germany

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 12 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic won twice but three high seeds were upset victims Wednesday at the WTA tournament in Nuremberg, Germany.

Alize Cornet, Julia Goerges notch early wins in rainy Nuremberg

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 11 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Alize Cornet and No. 4 Julia Goerges each logged a first-round victory in rainy conditions Tuesday at the first Nuremberg Versicherungscup.

Sharapova, Li Na, A. Radwanska win at French Open

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova advanced with a first-round victory at the French Open Monday, joining China's Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
Zheng wins twice at Brussels Open

Zheng wins twice at Brussels Open

BRUSSELS, May 22 (UPI) -- Zheng Jie won two matches Wednesday, including an upset of top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, at the WTA Brussels Open.
S. Williams advances to Italian Open third round

S. Williams advances to Italian Open third round

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams swept to a second-round win Tuesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Makarova beats Azarenka at Madrid Open

Makarova beats Azarenka at Madrid Open

MADRID, May 8 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova stunned world No. 3 Victoria Azarenka in three sets Wednesday in a second-round match at the Mutua Madrid Open.

Sara Errani kicks off Madrid Open with win over Urszula Radwanska

MADRID, May 4 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Sara Errani of Italy kicked off the Madrid Open Saturday with a straight-set victory over Poland's Urszula Radwanska.
Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Dominika Cibulkova were beaten Tuesday in first-round matches at the Portugal Open.

Sharapova reaches German quarterfinals

STUTTGART, Germany, April 25 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Li Na, the event's top two seeds, reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Jankovic, Suarez Navarro win in upsets in Stuttgart

Jankovic, Suarez Navarro win in upsets in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, April 24 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic and Carla Suarez Navarro advanced with first-round upset wins Wednesday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.
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Julia Goerges
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

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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