A German champion in Stuttgart as Julia Goerges won her second WTA singles title defeating No.1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6(3), 6-3 for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix crown. She only the second German ever to win the tournament as Anke Huber won it in 1991 and 1994.
â€œIt was an unbelievable feeling playing the final with so many people watching, and I had goosebumps at match point. Everything was going so well, but you can never be sure against Caroline… she never gives up and has turned lots of matches around. Then I couldnâ€™t quite grasp what I had done, but slowly it sank in – naturally when I sat in the car it helped! I think I can be proud of myself, and itâ€™s been a super week for the German women. Now we have to keep it up week to week. I think if we keep having the experience of playing against the top players, we can do it,â€ said Goerges.
Wozniacki on the match: “Julia played really well. She was very aggressive and everything was going in. I tried everything but it wasn’t enough. I’ll go back to the practice court and try to be better next time. I also want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting me, even though I was playing against Julia! Hopefully next year I’ll come away with this Porsche.”
Goerges is projected to jump into the WTA Top 30 as of Monday.
Another German was in the winnerâ€™s circle in Stuttgart on Sunday.Â Sabine Lisicki teamed up with Australiaâ€™s Samantha Stosur to capture the doubles title. It was their first tournament as a team.
Lisicki: “It was my first doubles final ever. It was an amazing first week playing with Sam and winning it in my home country. We had a very tough draw but we played very well and obviously we wanted the trophy!”
As for her partner Stosur: â€œWe might pair up again somewhere. It was a lot of fun here this week so hopefully it’ll work out!” This was Stosurâ€™s 23 career WTA doubles title.
Results – Sunday, April 24, 2011
Singles – Final
Julia Goerges (GER) d. (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 76(3) 63
Doubles – Final
(WC) Lisicki/Stosur (GER/AUS) d. Barrois/Woehr (GER/GER) 61 76(5)