Not so much ecstasy as pure unadulterated joy. Same same, but different.
It's easy to forget that Julia Goerges shouldn't even be here. She had dropped the first set to Vika in their second round match before Vika immediately retired with a shoulder injury, sending Jules into the quarterfinals. So once again, for like, the thirdish or so straight week, you've done me a solid, Vika. It's like you read Sun Tzu or something. I have no moves to play.
What a week and a half for Goolia and her German mates. To come out and beat Sam and Caro, on clay, on successive days, in front of your family and friends in your home tournament? That's nothing short of a glory run. Gools will make her Top 30 debut this week and she stopped Caro grabbing her 16th career title, which, get this, would tie her with ELENA DEMENTIEVA. That's a crazy effing stat.
In other words, ALL HAIL JULIA GOOLIA, aka Jaye Tyler. My talking lion salutes you and thanks you for listening and doing his bidding.