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Julia Cohen

Julia Cohen American tennis player

American tennis player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American tennis player
A.K.A. Джулия Коэн
Countries United States of America
Occupations Tennis player
Gender female
Birth 23 March 1989 (Philadelphia)
Star sign AriesAries
Residence Philadelphia
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 61 kg
Education University of Miami
Julia Cohen
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Julia Cohen (born March 23, 1989) is an American professional tennis player.

Cohen has won five singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On July 30, 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 97. On May 13, 2013, she peaked at world number 121 in the doubles rankings.

Early life and tennis career

Cohen, who is Jewish, grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She started tennis at the age of three. Her father, Dr. Richard Cohen, played tennis for the University of Pennsylvania and played professional tennis for two years, and her brother Josh was an All-American tennis player at the University of Miami and became head coach of the World Team Tennis Philadelphia Freedoms. At the age of six she was ranked No. 1 in 18-and-under doubles in the USTA Middle States region (including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware). In 1997, at the age of eight, she became the youngest player to win an adult match in a Middle States Tennis Association tournament. She was then the US champion in the 9-and-under division.

In 2001, she won the USTA National Spring Championships 12-Under Division Championship. In 2006, she was the top-ranked American girl tennis player. That same year, she and partner Kimberly Couts reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the Wimbledon Junior Championships.

When she was 15 years old, she was No. 6 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior World Rankings. On June 11, 2007, she was ranked No. 4 in the ITF Junior World Rankings.

In her first year of college tennis, playing number 1 singles for the University of Florida Gators, she was SEC Rookie of the Year and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Rookie of the Year. She transferred to the University of Miami Hurricanes and finished the year ranked 5th in the US in singles, and was named All-ACC.

She is coached by her brother's friend Conor Taylor. She has to buy her own runners She won four career singles and five doubles titles on the ITF circuit. Cohen played in the 2012 Baku Cup. She made it to her first WTA final there, before losing to fifth-seeded Serbian Bojana Jovanovski. That year she reached number 121 in the WTA Doubles Rankings, and number 97 in the WTA Singles Rankings.

She has played in World Team Tennis for the Philadelphia Freedoms and the Boston Lobsters.

Cohen earned her bachelor’s degree in sports administration summa cum laude from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and a master’s degree in sport psychology in 2013. As an assistant coach, Cohen joined the Chestnut Hill College men’s and women’s tennis coaching staffs prior to the spring 2017 season.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (0–1)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 28, 2012 Baku Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 3–6, 1–6

ITF Circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles finals: 15 (5–10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. September 5, 2004 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Mexico María José López Herrera 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. March 13, 2005 Toluca, Mexico Hard Brazil Larissa Carvalho 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. November 25, 2007 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Argentina Clarisa Fernández 1–6, 2–6
Winner 4. December 13, 2009 Xalapa, Mexico Hard United States Gira Schofield 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 5. April 25, 2010 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard United States Lauren Albanese 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. July 18, 2010 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea 5–7, 1–6
Winner 7. July 25, 2010 Waterloo, Canada Clay Oman Fatma Al Nabhani 1–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 8. November 21, 2010 Niterói, Brazil Clay Romania Alexandra Cadanțu 1–6, 6–1, 1–6
Runner-up 9. December 5, 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Romania Alexandra Cadanțu 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. May 28, 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Indonesia Ayu-Fani Damayanti 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 11. October 8, 2011 Yerevan, Armenia Clay Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up 12. November 28, 2011 Rosario, Argentina Clay South Africa Chanel Simmonds 3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. December 10, 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Slovakia Romana Tabak 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 14. December 1, 2012 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves 6-0, 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 15. April 8, 2013 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard Serbia Jovana Jakšić 6-2, 3-6, 4-6

Doubles finals: 10 (5–5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. September 5, 2009 Celaya, Mexico Clay Brazil Vivian Segnini Ukraine Anastasia Kharchenko
Brazil Nathalia Rossi
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. April 24, 2010 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard United States Lauren Albanese United States Macall Harkins
Brazil Vivian Segnini
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 3. June 27, 2011 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Netherlands Quirine Lemoine
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. July 11, 2011 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto Venezuela Andrea Gámiz
Venezuela Adriana Pérez
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. November 14, 2011 Asunción, Paraguay Clay Croatia Tereza Mrdeža Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina María Irigoyen
6-3, 2-6, [10-5]
Runner-up 6. June 25, 2012 Rome, Italy Clay Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
France Laura Thorpe
0-6, 6-3, 8-10
Runner-up 7. October 28, 2012 Brasília, Brazil Clay Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Raluca Olaru
3-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Winner 8. April 15, 2013 Dothan, United States Clay Germany Tatjana Maria United States Maria Sanchez
United States Irina Falconi
6-4 4-6 [11-9]
Runner–up 9. June 25, 2013 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay France Alizé Lim Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
Russia Olga Doroshina
5–7, 3–6
Winner 10. March 17, 2014 Innisbrook, United States Clay Italy Gioia Barbieri United States Allie Kiick
United States Sachia Vickery
7–6(7–5), 6–0
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