Julia lost her first final with her new team. After a great week of tennis from Jule she got beaten by Sloane Stephens (USA) 5:7, 2:6 in the final. It was a good match, but Sloane was better today and deserved the win.
Overall it was the best start ever from Jule into a new season.
Next will be Sydney for her. Cause of the final in Auckland she couldnt make it for singles in Sydney, but she teams up with Lucie Hradecka (CZE) in doubles there.
Schedule 9th of January
First tournament with the new team and directly into the first final in over 3 years. Jule played a very good and solid match and beat Tamira Paszek (AUT) 6:4,6:2.
The opponent in the final has not been decided yet due to rain. It will be either Sloane Stephens (USA) or Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). The final is scheduled on center court at 2.30 pm tomorrow.
Schedule 8th of January
Jule is through to her first semifinal in 2016. She beat Nao Hibino (JPN) in a tight 3 set match 6:7(3),6:2,6:4 and will play Tamira Paszek (AUT) next for a spot in the final of the ASB Classics in Auckland.
This match will be played on center court at 5pm tomorrow.
Schedule 7th of January
First quarterfinal of 2016 for Jule. She beat Barbora Strycova in a tight match 6:4,7:6 (7) and is through to the quarterfinal in Auckland where she faces Nao Hibino (JPN) next. This match is scheduled on Center court 3rd match after 12.15 pm tomorrow.
Unfortunately Jule and Kata didnt have the better ending tonight. They lost 4:6, 6:4, 7:10 to Marina Erakovic and Silvia Soler-Espinosa.
Schedule 6th of January
First singles win of 2016 for Jule and her team.
She beat Lucie Hradecka 6:0,6:3 and is through to the next round where she faces Barbora Strycova (CZE) tomorrow. This match is scheduled on Grandstand (with possible court change to Center Court) 3rd match after 12.15pm.
Jule and Kata will also play their quarterfinal match in doubles against Marina Erakovic and Silvia Soler-Espinosa. This match will be played on Center Court second after 6.30 pm.
4th of January
What a dramatic first match of 2016. Jule and Katarina beat Darija Jurak and Nicole Melichar 4:6, 6:4, 14:12 after beeing down 4:8 and 2 matchpoints in the matchtiebreak. In the quarterfinal they face Marina Erakovic and Silvia Soler-Espinosa.
The singles match between Jule and Lucie Hradecka (CZE) will be played on Grandstand at 12.15 pm tomorrow.
Julia's first match of 2016 will be a doubles match with Katarina Srebotnik (SLO). They will face Darija Jurak (CRO) and Nicole Melichar (USA) in the first round on Monday. This match is scheduled on Grandstand 3rd match after 11 am.
The first round opponent of Jule in singles is Lucie Hradecka (CZE). This match will be played on Tuesday.
January 2nd | WTA Auckland
The first tournament of the year is about to start for Julia on Monday.
The draw is made and Julia will face Lucie Hradecka (CZE) in the first round.