Goerges reached her highest ranking of ninth in the world in 2018 and was ranked 45th at her retirement. Her most recent match was a second-round loss to fellow German Laura Siegemund at the French Open.
Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem to play exhibition tennis matches in Berlin in July
Thiem, Zverev and Kyrgios will be joined by Jannik Sinner for the men’s events
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams and her all-consuming aura of intimidation are set to take over SW19 again
The first match on Court 1 on Sunday was, on paper, a contest between two players. But in reality, it was between three – Serena Williams, Julia Goerges and The Aura.
Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer beats Lucas Pouille to record 350th Grand Slam win; Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal progress
Federer registered a record 350th win in Grand Slam matches in his 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) Wimbledon win over Lucas Pouille of France and in the process reached the fourth round for an unprecedented 17th time
Wimbledon 2019, singles round-up: Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams storm into fourth round; Fabio Fognini ousted
Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova eased into the fourth round while Tennys Sandgren stunned 12th-seeded Fabio Fognini in the third round.
Australian tennis officials, players and media was all praise for French Open and Birmingham Classic champion Ashleigh Barty after she became the World No. 1.
Ashleigh Barty has quickly risen up the WTA rankings with a top-10 entry for the first time in March. She is now the top-ranked player with titles at Roland Garros and Birmingham.
Birmingham Classic: Ashleigh Barty remains in hunt for World No 1 ranking by setting up title clash with Julia Goerges
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is one win away from becoming the first Australian to be crowned women's World No 1 in 43 years after reaching the final.
World No 3 Simona Halep and three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber came through tough tests on Thursday to reach the Qatar Open semi-finals.
Qatar Open: World No. 6 Angelique Kerber comes back from set down to beat Barbora Strycova in quarter-final
World number six Kerber won 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 (7/4) in a tough encounter against Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic — who was given a time violation in the final set — to set up a last-four clash against Kiki Bertens or Elise Mertens.
Qatar Open: Simona Halep cruises into quarter-final with easy win over Lesia Tsurenko; Elina Svitolina beats Jelena Ostapenko
Top seed Simona Halep eased into the Qatar Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday.
St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy: Victoria Azarenka sets up second-round clash against Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova
Victoria Azarenka, who was dumped out in the first round at Melbourne Park by Germany's Laura Siegemund, eased to a 6-4, 6-1 victory against the Russian qualifier
Auckland Classic: Julia Goerges fights back from a set down against in-form Bianca Andreescu to retain title
Julia Goerges drew on her experience to retain the WTA Auckland Classic title on Sunday as she came from a set down to end the stunning run by Canadian teen sensation Bianca Andreescu.
WTA Elite Trophy: Ashleigh Barty beats home favourite Wang Qiang to win title; climbs to career-high 15 in world ranking
Ashleigh Barty overcame home favourite Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-4 in the Zhuhai final and climbed to 15th in the world singles rankings, the highest of her career.
WTA Elite Trophy: Wang Qiang sets up title clash with Ashleigh Barty after comprehensive win over Garbine Muguruza
Wang looked calm and focused during the semi-final, while Muguruza appeared out of sorts and frustrated, clattering her racket on to the court in the second set.
WTA Elite Trophy: Garbine Muguruza saves three match points against Anastasija Sevastova to reach semi-finals
Garbine Muguruza had to overcome a scare in the tenth game of the deciding set as Anastasija Sevastova failed to capitalise on three match points.
China Open: Naomi Osaka says improvement in 'focus', bringing consistency to game behind recent success
Naomi Osaka will face home hope Zhang Shuai in the last eight after Zhang pulled off a shock in defeating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber.
Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams serves up masterclass to reach final; Angelique Kerber gets past erratic Jelena Ostapenko
Serena Williams reached the final of Wimbledon with an emphatic victory over Julia Goerges and she will now face Angelique Kerber in the championship match.
Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams says it's 'not normal' for her to be in final 10 months after series of surgeries
Serena Williams said "it's crazy" that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter and that she still has "traumatic thoughts" over her own mortality.
Angelique Kerber cruises to victory over Jelena Ostapenko to set up Wimbledon final against Serena Williams
Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber both won their semi-final matches against Julia Goerges and Jelena Ostapenko to progress to the final. The two have already met in a Wimbledon final in 2016.