Goerges Captures Biggest Career Title
Julia Goerges defeated Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-1 to win the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai 2017.
- Goerges wins her fourth career title and second of 2017. She now has a 4-7 record in WTA finals.
- Goerges did not drop a set en route to the title, surrendering serve only three times all tournament.
- Goerges has now won nine matches and two tournaments in a row, after also triumphing a fortnight ago in Moscow.
- Goerges finishes 2017 with a 48-23 win-loss record – 29 of these wins came since the start of the grass court season.
- Vandeweghe falls to 2-3 in WTA finals, having also finished runner-up this year at Stanford.
- Goerges now leads her head-to-head record with Vandeweghe 3-2.
- Goerges rises to a career-high No.14 in the rankings, while Vandeweghe will make her Top 10 debut.
- Duan and Han win their first WTA doubles title together; Duan now has one title to her name, while Han has two.