WTA Tour

Goerges beats Sevastova to book final spot

2017-11-04 12:59
Julia Goerges (AP Photo)

Zhuhai - Germany's Julia Goerges hammered Anastasija Sevastova at the WTA Elite Trophy on Saturday to book her spot in the final. 

Goerges, seventh seed, overpowered the Latvian in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-finals at the Hengqin International Tennis Centre in Zhuhai. 

The 29-year-old, making her debut in the tournament, is set to finish the year in the top 20 of the WTA rankings for the first time since 2012. 

Goerges has been on a winning streak recently and proved to be a tough opponent from the outset, breaking Sevastova in the first game. 

She continued to dominate in the second set with a score of 4-1 after five games before she finally took Sevastova down.

Result from the fifth day of the WTA Elite Trophy tournament in Zhuhai, China, on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

Women's singles


Julia Goerges (GER x7) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x5) 6-3, 6-3

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