Hoisting something important and precious shoulder high confirms that life is going very well for you.

Beautiful sweet little babies and pay check bonuses come to mind.

Hoisting something important and precious above the shoulder confirms that you have made it to the big leagues. Usually trophies fall into that category. The more you do it, the better.

The gorgeous German Maiden Julia Gorges looks so special when she hoists those championship tennis trophies about her head and lately she has been hoisting a lot.

Ah, gorgeous Gorges.

Julia is a German professional tennis player who has won four singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as six singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career.

On November 6, 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world Number 14. On August 22, 2017, she peaked at world No. 12 in the doubles rankings.

Our Deutschland beauty began playing tennis around the age of 5 at a local club.

Her tennis idol growing up was Martina Hingis, and she is also a fan of Roger Federer. Julia was coached by Sascha Nensel, former coach of fellow German player Nicolas Kiefer.

Her recent success is very special because it certainly was not always that way. In 2005, she began her career on the ITF Women’s Circuit, playing in seven tournaments and losing in the first round in five of them.

In 2009, Julia began to play in WTA events more exclusively. It was the first season that she played in the main draw of all four Grand Slam events.

In 2010 at the Gastein Ladies, Ms. Görges won her first career WTA singles title by defeating Timea Bacsinszky in the final in straight sets. She made her top-50 debut in the rankings afterward.

In 2017 she advanced to the final stage of the WTA Elite Trophy for the first time in her career, and defeated Coco Vandeweghe to win the biggest title of her career. She finishes 2017 off with a 9 match winning streak as well as a career high ranking of 14, eclipsing her previous ranking of 15 dated 5 March 2012.

Julia is getting used to hoisting those WTA trophies above her head.

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Others are starting to recognize and admire her progress. On November 6, 2017At tennis.com they praise, “Julia Goerges, who has won back-to-back titles at the Elite Trophy in Zhuhai and then at Moscow, says she has improved both her game and her attitude to have the best season of her career. The German will finish ranked No. 14, a career high, having begun the season at No. 54 in the rankings.”

Julia has friends in very high octane places.

At newsroom.porsche.com they smile, “In the final of the second season-ending tournament alongside Singapore on the WTA Tour, the Porsche Team Germany player convincingly beat the American CoCo Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-1 in front of the tennis legend Steffi Graf. The 29-year old German will now enter the winter break as the world No. 14, the highest ever ranking for the winner of the 2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Her win at the WTA tournament in Moscow two weeks ago handed Julia Görges a last-minute berth at the WTA Elite Trophy.”

Her hard work and dedication is paying huge dividends.

We can feel this energy at her dynamic website julia-goerges.com where she invites and shares, “Dear fans, a great and eventful tennis year has come to an end and I would like to share a few things with you.

I honestly don’t know where to start. This tennis year was the best so far in my career and I am very grateful to be allowed to do this great job.

When I look back at the season, it shows me some very hard defeats, but what matters a lot more, the many great moments on court, which I certainly could not have experienced without these hard defeats. It is always about being able to take something from the defeats and continue to work hard. I do this with my outstanding team. Michael, Florian and Andy, you are doing an incredibly good job with me and I am very grateful for your work, because without the great work I would not have played the best season of my career. Many Thanks!!!”

Julia? Thank you for the memories, especially the ones in the present.

Part of the reason for her new success is her ties to an old part of historic Germany.

Julia was born in Bad Oldesloe, a town located in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is the capital of the district of Stormarn.

The area has been inhabited since Mesolithic times.

The Mesolithic Period, also called Middle Stone Age, ancient cultural stage that existed between the Paleolithic Period (Old Stone Age), with its chipped stone tools, and the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age), with its polished stone tools.

The Germanic region is rich with history, culture and modern day enjoyment.

The elite travel site Lonely Planet warmly shares enjoyment of the new. “Sandy beaches, jaunty red-and-white striped lighthouses, deep fjords carved by glaciers, sandpipers and seals have made this sweeping peninsula between the North and Baltic Seas Germany’s most elite summer retreat.”

Much of the peninsula’s interior is comprised of seemingly never-ending expanses of flat, green farmland interrupted only by wind farms and grazing black-and-white-splotched cows.”

Oldesloe gained city rights as early as 1238.

They are rightfully proud of Julia. So are we.

When asked about her ascension and new found success at tennis.com, Julia explained, “I just learned how to enjoy this life on the tour. When you come as youngster on the tour, you always want to have right away success and you always want to win right away everything,” Goerges said. “But sometimes you forget the positive sides of this life, as well. That’s what I changed in these two years to get really, like, very positive and not seeing the negative sides. 99% of the tournaments you play you go out with a loss, but once you come to a final, you have achieved something positive. You have to see the positive side of it.”

Okay, we are very impressed and excited about Julia’s future.

We see more victories, more awards and more majestic trophies hoisted above her elegant shoulders.

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