Former World No.9 Julia Goerges announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday. The 31-year-old played her last match at Roland Garros, ending a streak of 48 straight Grand Slam main draw appearances that includes seven trips to the second week and a Wimbledon semifinal in 2018.

Check out some of her best stats and matches as takes a look at the German star by the numbers:


  • Won 7 career singles titles and 5 doubles titles
  • WTA Ranking climbed as high as No.9 in singles and No.12 in doubles
  • One of 4 Germans to earn a Top 15 ranking in both singles and doubles along with Stefanie Graf, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld


  • On February 5, 2018, Goerges became the 125th player to crack the WTA Top 10, climbing as high as No.9 (week of August 20, 2018)
  • One of 8 Germans to earn a WTA Top 10 ranking joining Sylvia Hanika, Bettina Bunge, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Stefanie Graf, Anke Huber, Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber
  • Reached a career-high doubles ranking of No.12
  • One of 4 Germans to earn a Top 15 ranking in both singles and doubles along with Stefanie Graf, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld

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  • Played 257 tournaments in her career
  • Won 7 career singles titles in 17 career finals appearances
  • Won first career singles title at 2010 Bad Gastein at 21 years old
  • Won 4 singles titles at International level tournaments
  • Won back-to-back titles in Auckland (2018, 2019)
  • Won the title at 2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai
  • Won 2011 Stuttgart becoming the first German to win the title since Anke Huber in 1994
  • Ended 2017 by winning back-to-back titles (Moscow, Zhuhai) and won Auckland in first tournament of 2018; would go on to extend her win streak to 15-straight.
  • Won 479 career matches across all levels, including 316 at tour-level main draw with a 54-49 record at Grand Slam
  • Won a career-high 48 matches in 2017 (48-23 record)
  • During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, posted a combined record of 94-47, the third most wins in that time on Tour behind Karolina Pliskova (102) and Elina Svitolina (97)
  • In 11 tournament appearances in Auckland posted a 27-9 record, the most match wins in tournament history (ahead of Caroline Wozniacki, 19-7)
  • Reached the fourth round at all four Slams, highlighted by advancing to the semifinals at 2018 Wimbledon. 

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  • In the match stats era (since 2008), Julia Goerges hit 2,931 aces.
  • Only two WTA players have hit more aces than Goerges in that time – Serena Williams (4,019) and Karolina Pliskova (3,191)
  • In 2018, Goerges led the WTA with 492 aces. She also led the tour in 1st serve points won percentage that season (73.8%) and Break Points Saved Percentage (63.5%) 


  • Won 5 doubles titles: 2015 New Haven (w/Hradecka), 2012 Bad Gastein (w/Craybas), 2010 Copenhagen (w/Groenefeld), 2010 Seoul (w/Hercog) and 2009 - Portoroz (w/Uhlirova)
  • Qualified for 2016 WTA Finals in doubles playing with Karolina Pliskova
  • Reached the finals in mixed doubles at 2014 Roland Garros (w/Zimonjic) 

WTA Stuttgart: Wozniacki v Goerges

2011 Stuttgart Final – defeated then WTA World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6(3), 6-3
Goerges notched her first career win over a World No.1 and as a result became the first German to win the title at the Stutgart event since 1994.

2011 Madrid R16 – defeated then WTA World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki again
Less than 2 weeks after winning the Stuttgart title, Goerges defeated Wozniacki again, this time in Madrid. Owned a 6-5 career record vs. Wozniacki.

2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai Final – defeated CoCo Vandeweghe in Final
Goerges ended the 2017 season by winning back-to-back titles at Moscow and Zhuhai and would go on to start the 2018 season by winning in Auckland and would extend her career-best win streak to 15-straight match wins at the Australian Open.

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2019 Auckland Final – defeated Bianca Andreescu to Successfully Defend Title
Goerges won back-to-back titles in Auckland (2018, 2019), where she holds the tournament record for most match wins.

2019 Luxembourg R32 – Tied career-high with 21 aces in opening round win over Misaki Doi
Goerges served up 21 aces in her opening round win, equaling her career-high (also achieved at 2019 US Open, R16, l. to Vekic). Goerges went on to reach the final of the tournament before losing in the championship match to Ostpenko.