STUTTGART, Germany - Germany’s top player Julia Goerges will round out the most successful season of her career, which saw her climb to WTA No.14, by joining forces with Porsche. A longtime member of Porsche Team Germany, Goerges will represent the sports car manufacturer as a national Brand Ambassador as of 1 January 2018.
“Since my win at the 2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and through my Fed Cup appearances for Porsche Team Germany, I have a really special tie with Porsche,” said the 28-year old German, who, after many setbacks and injuries, has fought her way back to be one of the world’s best in 2017 with some impressive performances.
“It’s a big honor for me to now also be able to represent a company of such worldwide renown like Porsche as a brand ambassador. It makes me proud and happy.”
After starting the season outside the Top 50, Goerges put together the best year out of any German woman in 2017. She claimed her third WTA title of her career in Moscow, then celebrated her biggest career win after taking home the WTA Elite Trophy crown. She also reached finals at Mallorca, Bucharest and Washington DC. Her dedication to Porsche Team Germany was further recognized with the Fed Cup Heart Award by the ITF for her excellent display in the Fed Cup tie against Ukraine in Stuttgart.
“With her dynamism and her fighting spirit, Julia Görges is the perfect match for Porsche,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
“In 2017, she has established herself back at the top of women’s tennis and become the German number one. The achievement deserves our greatest respect. We’re delighted that the two top women in German tennis will in future both belong to the Porsche family.”