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Goerges Defeats Wozniacki in Porsche Grand Prix Final

Sunday looked promising for Julia Goerges and ended on a high note when she defeated top-ranked player Caroline Wozniacki in the Porsche Grand Prix final.

Goerges serve hard, going up 3-0 in the second set and saved three break points for the lead with a 4-1. Wozniacki managed to save one match point at 5-3 but Goerges served out the match in the next game before making the winning shot.

Despite going for the winners, Goerges did not feel like she would eventually win the match.

“I only know I won, but I don’t know how,” the 22-year old said. “Playing against Caroline is like climbing a high hill.”

Had Wozniacki won, this would have been her fourth title for the year. She attributed the loss to being out of her element during the day, although she never dropped a set in the tournament.

“Julia played very well and very aggressive. I wasn’t good enough today,” she said.

The victory makes Goerges the first German to win the Porsche Grand Prix since Anke Hubber won in 1996. Goerges’ most recent win was in Bad Gastein in Austria in 2010. This victory also moves her up to number 27 in the rankings. Apart from bagging the prize money, Goerges also collected the sports car donated by the title sponsor.

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