A resurgent season's end for Julia Goerges earned her your votes as the WTA's Breakthrough of the Month for October.
WTA Staff
November 10, 2017

Julia Goerges had a resurgent end to her 2017 season and as a result, you rewarded the 29-year-old with the title of WTA Breakthrough of the Month for October. 

The veteran German edged Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka by just under 300 votes for the title, after ending the season with two consecutive titles and a nine-match winning streak.

After not tasting victory in a WTA event since the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2011, Goerges won the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow and Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai in back-to-back weeks.

Read more: Champions Corner: Goerges surges to best season ever

The made three finals over the summer in Mallorca, Bucharest, and Washington D.C., before winning her first title in six years in Moscow over Daria Kasatkina. 

She then proceeded to go undefeated in Zhuhai with wins over Kristina Mladenovic, Magdalena Rybarikova, Anastasija Sevastova, and CoCo Vandeweghe to rise to a career-high ranking of No.14 and supplant Angelique Kerber as German No.1.

Final Results for September's WTA Breakthrough Performance of the Month

1. Julia Goerges (46%)
2. Aryna Sabalenka (41%)
3. Carina Witthoeft (7%)
4. Natalia Vikhlyantseva (6%)

2017 Breakthrough Performance of the Month Winners

January: CoCo Vandeweghe
February: Kristina Mladenovic
March: Risa Ozaki
April: Daria Kasatkina
May: Jelena Ostapenko
June: Magdalena Rybarikova
July: Bianca Andreescu
August: Sofia Kenin
September: Ashleigh Barty


How it works:

Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com