Julia Görges, the German tennis star who is listed as number 40 in the world, is his girlfriend, Koolhof confirms when asked from New York. On Thursday, the Dutch doubles specialist played the doubles finals there together with his Croatian partner Nicolai Mektic.
Görges is not only a competitor of Kiki Bertens, but also a friend of the best Dutch tennis star. The 31-year old German got to know Koolhof (also 31) at the end of last years wedding of Bertens and Remko de Rijke.
Görges not only has a Dutch friend, but also a Dutch coach. Recently she is being accompanied by Raemon Sluiter, who had a lot of success as a coach with Bertens for four years.