Sport24.co.za | Goerges lifts the trophy in Zhuhai
Zhuhai – Germany's Julia Goerges stormed to victory at the WTA Elite Trophy on Sunday, hammering number two seed CoCo Vandeweghe in the final to snatch her second title of the year.
The 29-year-old made an unexpected comeback in the first set to take down the fiery Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-1 in Zhuhai, China, with fellow German and tennis legend Steffi Graf in the audience.
With the title, Goerges is set to end the season with a career-high ranking of world number 14.
She joins other Elite Trophy winners Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams.