The 31-years-old Julia Goerges has announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday through her social media accounts. While the German took the racket in her hand at the age of five, she put it down on the ground after 15 years of a fantastic career.
Julia Goerges hunted her WTA singles title at 2010 Bad Gastein after defeating Timea Bacsinszky in the straight sets. She was crowned at Stuttgart, Zhuhai, Moscow, Luxembourg, and twice in Auckland. And while Julia won seven singles titles and five doubles title, she reached finals ten plus times in singles and doubles events in her career.
2018 Wimbledon semifinalist wrote, “When I started playing tennis at the age of five, I would never have thought that we would go such a long way together.”
“It Is Time To Say Goodbye To You”: Julia Goerges
Former World No.09 Goerge has faced many ups and downs throughout her 15 years professional tennis career. Meanwhile, she upset top players on several occasions. And also, Julia qualified 48 times for Grand Slam events’ main draws in a straightway.
Additionally, Julia Georges mentioned, “You have given me so many different types of emotions throughout our journey, and I am very thankful for everything you have shown and taught me. I learned how to deal with the toughest losses but also enjoy the most amazing wins of my career, to fight back many times when I was struggling with you, and through it all, we never lost sight of our dreams.”
“I always knew how I would feel when it is time to say goodbye to you, and that moment has arrived. And I am ready to close the tennis chapter of my life and open a new one, which I am really excited about. Thank you for everything you have given me. You will stay forever in my heart.” the world No.45 concluded.