Julia Görges reached for the second Time in a row in the finals at the tennis tournament in Auckland, new Zealand. The defending champion prevailed after 1:28 hours 6:1, 7:6 (8:6) against Viktoria Kuzmova from Slovakia.

After superior led the first set with two Breaks Görges had in the second round. Only at the third match point in the Tiebreak returned Kuzmova the second set of Görges to net.

In Sunday’s final, the Wimbledon semi-finalist meets the 18-year-old Bianca Vanessa Andreescu. The canadian had defeated Su-Wei Hsieh from Taiwan with 6:3, 6:3. For Andreescu it is the first WTA final of her career.

The 30-year-old Görges is set in Auckland at Position two. The preparation for the tournament on the 14. Starting next January’s Australian Open, is endowed with 250,000 dollars. In the past year, Görges in the final, had beaten the world ranking third is Caroline Wozniacki.

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