Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Julia Goerges downs Bianca Andreescu to win the title in Auckland

Julia Goerges downs Bianca Andreescu to win the title in Auckland

Julia Goerges has gone back-to-back at the ASB Classic after ending Bianca Andreescu's fairytale run.

Julia Goerges drew on her experience to retain the WTA Auckland Classic title Sunday as she came from a set down to end the stunning run of Canadian teen sensation Bianca Andreescu.

The No. 14 ranked Goerges defeated the 18-year-old Andreescu (2-6, 7-5, 6-1) to capture the title for the second year in a row.

However, the 18-year-old Andreescu had a great start this season, reaching the Auckland singles final after wonderful victories against top seed Caroline Wozniacki and former World No.1 Venus Williams.

Goerges came from one-set down to nail down the match 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.

At 0-4 down in the first set, Goerges finally claimed a game, but couldn't do much to stem the tide.

However, Goerges, being a fairly experienced player, found her rhythm and sailed to a fairly remarkable victory.

However Goerges made the most of her fresh start, fighting hard for a break of serve before sending the contest to a decider.

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Trailing 5-4 in the second set, she kept her cool while serving to stay in the match and the gritty performance typified her entire tournament.

"I'll probably be thinking about this for a couple of days but I can't complain".

She was overcome with emotion, almost in tears, and with good reason.

On Sunday she will play Goerges for a WTA Tour title after beating No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and Hsieh on her way to the final. "I don't know what's going on really".

"I think I've been doing that this whole week, and I'm beyond grateful right now", she said.

But it was Goerges' night as she went on to capture a seventh WTA crown and continue her reign in Queen City. "He just said you're going to do it, you'll find away just one point at a time and I tried to do it as best as I could".

Goerges appeared to be far more composed in the second set.

Andreescu, who had been so fearless throughout the tournament, admitted she started to tighten up at that point.

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