She was overcome with emotion, almost in tears, and with good reason. "Bianca gave me a hard time today".
"I felt like I was a bit stuck the whole match and not really swinging freely enough to really go for my shots. I don't know what's going on really", she said after defeating Hsieh.
In an extremely one-sided contest, she went 4-0 up and converted the first set point with a ripping forehand victor.
It was her ability to come through moments like that, Goerges said, which made this victory all the more special. She came from a set and a break down against Eugenie Bouchard in the quarter-final, also saving a match point, in horribly windy conditions.
"I'll probably be thinking about this for a couple of days but I can't complain".
While unable to finish her brilliant run with the trophy, Andreescu was still able to reflect on what had been a breakthrough tournament.
"But Julia dominated from that point".
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The Canadian, who was aiming to become the first teenager to win the ASB Classic in more than two decades, started like a runaway train. "She has unbelievable power, this is a very very strong, powerful young woman, but she has a finesse game as well".
And it appeared Goerges would be joining that list after the world No 152 stormed through the first set.
Her form continued into the first set of the final when she broke every serve by Goerges, at one stage leading 4-0 before dropping her own serve twice.
The No. 14 ranked Goerges defeated the 18-year-old Andreescu (2-6, 7-5, 6-1) to capture the title for the second year in a row.
She took a bathroom break at the end of the set, seemingly to regroup or slow Andreescu's momentum. It was by no means flawless in the second set - Andreescu broke back in the eighth game to get back on level terms. Andreescu was broken in the first and fifth games, and had no answer to the German's unrelenting consistency.
The German, who has not lost in Auckland since the 2017 semi-finals, converted her third match point in a tougher second set to advance to Sunday's final.