Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Julia Goerges have we heard that name before?

Julia GoergesJulia Goerges of Germany reacts during her Women's Singles, first round match against Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, at Wimbledon, Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

With the seemingly endless results that pass our eyes at the start of every tournament, it’s all too easy to let many an emerging name pass you by. But when Julia Goerges posted a first-round 6-4 4-6 7-6(4) victory over Virginie Razzano, something made us sit up and take notice.

Goerges, Goerges…where have we heard that name before? And then it clicked – the tight scoreline was the giveaway. Julia Goerges, the German world No.115, is the feisty little upstart who refused to say die against Katerina Srebotnik at Wimbledon last year, winning the third set of their first-round tie 16-14.