Reminiscent of her tennis beginnings, Goerges shared the above picture as part of her retirement announcement. The German started playing tennis at the age of five and ended her career as one of only three players from her country to reach a Top 15 ranking in both singles and doubles.
Goerges will stay remembered as one of the most likable WTA personalities, as her colleague Alize Cornet confirmed:
Always sad to say goodbye to one of the nicest player on Tour… Congrats Jule! What a career. You can be proud.
Karolina Pliskova is especially sad to see her go:
Even though we achieved so many good results, our friendship is what I cherish the most! Thank you for all the lifetime memories, and I wish you all the best in the next chapter of your life! Happy retirement.
Simona Halep has mixed emotions about Goerges’ retirement:
Ohhh, this is such happy and sad news. I’m sad that I won’t see you on tour any more and happy because it means you are happy off court and you are ready to start another chapter! Your future looks very bright so I’m wishing you all the best and will keep in touch!
For more WTA childhood photos, visit my Little Tennis Stars page.