Auckland, (New Zealand),Jan7, 2018 : Julia Goerges carried her strong end-of-year form into the New Year when she beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Sunday in the final of the WTA Tour‘s ASB Classic, a day after Wozniacki rose to the No. 2 world ranking.
Georges won her last two tournaments of 2017 and extended her winning streak to 14 matches when she claimed the Auckland singles title for the first time at her ninth attempt, and after two previous finals appearances.
“It’s not about only winning here but it’s about my consistency in the last weeks and months,” Goerges said. “That’s just making me proud and I’m just enjoying every moment of it.”
The second-seeded Goerges forced top-seeded Wozniacki onto the defensive. She was confident in her serve, sending down 11 aces, and she pressed Wozniacki back with powerful ground strokes, hitting 22 forehand winners to four.
“I’ve got a lot of matches under my belt this week,” she said. “It was the workout that I hoped for and now I can take a day off tomorrow and fly to Melbourne, get used to the courts over there and the conditions and hopefully it’s going to be a good couple of weeks.”