Julia Goerges' Bad Gastein Blog: Friday

Julia Goerges talks doubles, soccer and the clay-to-grass transition in her latest blog. Read on!

Published June 15, 2012 12:00

BAD GASTEIN, Austria - Many of the WTA's brightest stars won their first title at the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies and Julia Goerges is one of them, conquering the picturesque clay court tournament two years ago. And now the German chalks up another first in Bad Gastein - her first WTA Blog. Read on...

Julia Goerges, Jill Craybas

Friday, June 15, 2012

Our doubles went well today. We had two not-so-good games in the second set, but we were directly there again and overall did a good job. We couldn't watch our next opponents, because right after our doubles we went to do our workout. It's always fun working together with a friend - much better than alone ;-) And we still don't know who we play as they are still playing right now!

There's a lot of talk about soccer these days, obviously! I love to watch soccer, but most of the time only when Germany is playing, or my favorite soccer club, which is Bayern Munich ;-) Well so far they are doing great but it's still a long way to go. I know they have a quality team, so we are hoping for a lot ;-)

Have a nice day everyone and we'll talk again tomorrow!


What specific training helps you the most? Sue, USA
The work with my whole team helps me because we're always doing different things, specifically fitness-wise. So you never really do the same things, which is good for the body and mind too ;-) Fitness helps me the most, I would say!

Who will you play doubles with at Wimbledon? Lorna
I will play Wimbledon with my best friend, Jill Craybas. So we're already having a good warm-up here in Bad Gastein this week ;-)

What are the biggest adjustments when going from clay to grass? Alwyn
You have to stay low, you don't have much time on grass to create anything, and you can't move backwards. You won't have chances to do those like on clay - you always have to stay low and go through the ball on grass.

What is your favorite place you haven't been to? Vanessa, Germany
I have already been to so many destinations, so I can't really say! I have to say though, I love Australia a lot, especially Melbourne. I also like Auckland and of course here in Bad Gastein, but Austria in general I just like a lot!

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