Wimbledon | Goerges surprises herself
Julia Goerges reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the first time where she joins Angelique Kerber who came through earlier in the day in the top half of the draw. It is the first time two Germans have made the last four of a grand slam since Steffi Graf and Anke Huber did so at the French Open in 1993.
Wow, it's pretty amazing. I don't know what to say right now Julia Goerges
Goerges beat the Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens 3-6 7-5 6-1 after one-hour and 57-miinutes and will face Serena Williams for a place in the final.
For the 29-year-old German playing her 42nd grand slam, this is the best result she has achieved at a major having suffered five successive opening round defeats at Wimbledon before this year.
“Wow, it’s pretty amazing,” Goerges said afterwards. “I don’t know what to say right now. I just tried to fight for every point. It’s never easy playing a friend. I don’t know what to say right now.
“After five years of first-round losses here, I think I’ve grown a lot to get to the semi-finals. It’s an honour to play Serena. But every match starts from zero.”
Meanwhile her friend Bertens will be disappointed that she failed to in her bid to become the first Dutch woman to make the last four at Wimbledon since Betty Stove in 1977.