Re: Julia`s season`s end 2012 - Linz and Luxembourg and ?
LINZ, Austria - Maybe it's because she's close to home, maybe it's because her game is just on - but whatever it is, Julia Goerges has been tearing it up at the Generali Ladies Linz this week, and after a close finish on Friday the German No.2 now finds herself in the semifinals of the International event.
The No.5-seeded Goerges didn't drop a set in her first two rounds and kept that pattern going in the quarterfinals, building a 61 42 lead over Sofia Arvidsson and, after the Swede caught up to 4-all in the second set, made a quick dash to the finish line to close it out without hesitation in straight sets, 61 64.
"The score looks easy but the second set was definitely high quality - she stepped her level up a lot in the second set and gave me a tough time," Goerges said. "My game is to be aggressive, serve well and go for my shots, and I can't really complain about the way I'm playing - I'm moving well, waiting for my chances and going for it. Everything's working well for me so far this week."
Goerges - who at No.19 is Germany's No.2 player, only trailing World No.6 Angelique Kerber - certainly enjoys playing in Austria, so close to home.
"You can speak German and have your stuff around," she said. "I'm enjoying my time here. It's always nice to be in Austria and I hope I stay a little longer!"
Sabine Lisicki Andrea Petkovic Julia Görges