Tuesday, September 4, 2012

US Open Day 9: Goerges

Curtain Call

Player: Julia Goerges
Age: 23
Nation: Germany
Current Doubles Ranking: 36
Doubles Partner: Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic)
Notable Conquest: Vania King (USA)/Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) (5th seed)
Today's Result: loss to Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy, 2nd) in straight sets

Photo via Hot Tennis Players

Goerges, the 18th seed in singles, had a very disappointing singles tournament, losing in the first round to Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic).  In doubles, on the other hand, she and Peschke made it to the quarters - a career-best US Open finish for Goerges.  She also made the doubles quarters at Wimbledon in 2010.  She has never been past the fourth round in singles.

Golden Squid Report

Richard Gasquet (Golden Squid since 6/27/2011) - Gasquet matched his career-best at the US Open by reaching the fourth round, ultimately losing to David Ferrer (Spain, 4th) in straight sets.  He improved on last year's second round exit so he will get a rankings boost.  He's had a decent summer, winning a bronze medal in doubles at the Olympics with Julien Benneteau and reaching the finals in Toronto (l. Djokovic), the third Masters final of his career.

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