Khaleej Times

Goerges in first grasscourt final


Germany’s Julia Goerges took a while to learn to love grass but her patience is being rewarded after she reached her first final on the surface by beating American teenager CiCi Bellis in the semifinals of the Mallorca.

Goerges, ranked 54, will play second seed Anastasija Sevastova in the final after the Latvian avenged her loss against Caroline Garcia in last year’s inaugural final, beating the Frenchwoma­n 6-4 6-2.

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