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Goerges downs Stosur to reach Stuttgart final

Julia Goerges became the first German for 15 years to reach the final of Stuttgart’s WTA tournament when she beat Australia’s Samantha Stosur in Saturday’s semi-final. Goerges needed two hours 16 minutes to inflict a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over fifth-seed Stosur and will now face either world number one Caroline Wozniacki or Poland’s Agnieska Radwanska in Sunday’s final. “It is unbelievable to have beaten a player like Stosur. And in front of a home crowd. I’m just too happy for words, ” said Goerges. This is only the third time the 22-year-old Goerges has reached a WTA final and she is the first German to reach the Stuttgart final since Anke Huber, who was the runner-up to Martina Hingis in 1996. Having broken Stosur in the opening game, the first set followed service until Goerges produced a deft shot to win the opening set 6-4. Stosur came back in the second and broke the German in the fourth game for a 3-1 lead. Goerges broke back in the seventh game, but Stosur repaid the compliment immediately for a 5-3 lead and then she served out for the set. In a tense third set, Goerges broke Stosur in the sixth game, before being broken herself in the very next game, but having served out to a 6-5 lead, the German produced some great shots to break again for the set and match. Goerges is in the hunt to claim the winners prize of a brand-new sports car worth 111,000 US dollars.



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