Julie Coin (French pronunciation: [ʒyli kwɛ̃]; born 2 December 1982) is a retired French professional tennis player. Coin recorded the biggest win of her career by defeating the world no. 1 ranked female singles player, and top seed, Ana Ivanovic at the 2008 US Open. Her career-high singles ranking is world no. 60, achieved on 27 July 2009. Her career-high doubles ranking is world no. 49, achieved on 19 April 2010.
Her parents are Philippe and Doriane Coin. They were competitive team handball players.
Coin played at Clemson University, where she was an All-American, All-ACC, and ACC Player of the Year. She also holds numerous Clemson Women's Tennis records. Coin graduated from Clemson with a degree in mathematics.
Coin and her doubles partner, Violette Huck, made it to the second round of the 2008 French Open women's doubles tournament. Coin's breakthrough came at the 2008 US Open when she was ranked 188th in the world. She entered the main draw as a qualifier after defeating Amanda McDowell, Sesil Karatantcheva, and Elena Baltacha in the qualification rounds. This was the first time she had entered the main draw in singles at a WTA tournament. In the first round, she defeated Australian Casey Dellacqua 7–6(6), 7–6(4). Coin then rose to prominence and made worldwide headlines when she defeated World No. 1 and top-seeded Ana Ivanovic in the second round 6–3, 4–6, 6–3. ESPN and Sports Illustrated both called the win one of the greatest upsets in tennis history. Unfortunately, her parents only got to watch highlights of the match since Amélie Mauresmo, who was playing at the same time, was the one shown on French television.
Prior to Coin's upset victory, it had been 41 years since the top-seed had lost so early at the US Open, the previous time being when Maria Bueno lost in the second round of the 1967 U.S. National Championships. At the time of her victory against Ivanovic, Coin was ranked World No. 188.
She then lost 4–6, 4–6 to compatriot Amélie Mauresmo in the third round.
Coin took on Amélie Mauresmo in the second round of woman's singles at 2009 Brisbane International. The women played for approximately 3 hours, with Mauresmo eventually winning, 5–7, 6–2, 7–6 (11), after Coin held match points.
Coin beat Elena Vesnina 6–4, 4–6, 6–1 in the first round at the 2009 Australian Open.
Coin fought hard, but ultimately fell to No. 14 Dominika Cibulková in three sets at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships.
In the first round of the Australian Open Coin recovered from a set down to defeat local favorite Alicia Molik 3–6, 7–6, 6–3 before losing in straight sets in the next round to Francesca Schiavone 6–3, 6–4.
Partnering Emily Webley-Smith, Coin won $100,000 ITF tournament in February 2015 at the Midland, defeating Jacqueline Cako and Sachia Vickery in the final. She announced November 2015 that the 2015 Open de Limoges will be her last tournament, her retirement from professional tennis.
Singles Finals: 22 (10–12)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||18 June 2005||Les Contamines, France||Hard||Dominika Nociarova||6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||9 August 2005||London, United Kingdom||Hard||Claire Peterzan||6–4, 1–6, 6–3|
|Runner–up||3.||16 January 2006||Oberhaching, Germany||Carpet||Sabine Klaschka||6–7(0–7), 6–4, 3–6|
|Runner–up||4.||20 March 2006||Amiens, France||Hard (i)||Yaroslava Shvedova||6–2, 5–7, 4–6|
|Winner||5.||13 March 2007||Merida, Mexico||Hard||Maria Vanina Garcia Sokol||7–5, 6–4|
|Runner–up||6.||29 July 2007||Les Contamines, France||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||2–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Winner||7.||28 January 2008||Belfort, France||Hard||Virginie Pichet||6–0, 6–3|
|Runner–up||8.||28 July 2008||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Urszula Radwańska||6–2, 3–6, 5–7|
|Winner||9.||6 October 2008||Joue-les-Tours, France||Hard||Stéphanie Foretz||7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–3)|
|Runner–up||10.||20 October 2008||Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||11.||1 March 2009||Clearwater, United States||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||6–3, 1–1 ret.|
|Runner–up||12.||26 July 2009||Lexington, United States||Hard||Sania Mirza||6–7(5–7), 4–6|
|Winner||13.||5 October 2009||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Olga Savchuk||7–6(8–6), 4–6, 7–6(8–6)|
|Runner–up||14.||25 July 2011||Vigo, Spain||Hard||Iryna Brémond||6–7(3–7), 6–1, 6–7(3–7)|
|Runner–up||15.||2 July 2012||Denver, United States||Hard||Nicole Gibbs||2–6, 6–3, 4–6|
|Runner–up||16.||11 November 2012||Equeurdreville, France||Hard (i)||Alison Van Uytvanck||1–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Runner–up||17.||4 February 2013||Rancho Mirage, United States||Hard||Sachie Ishizu||3–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Runner–up||18.||28 July 2013||Lexington, United States||Hard||Shelby Rogers||4–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Winner||19.||29 September 2013||Clermont-Ferrand, France||Hard (i)||Doroteja Eric||3–6, 6–1, 6–4|
|Runner-up||20.||28 September 2014||Clermont-Ferrand, France||Hard (i)||Richèl Hogenkamp||1–6, 3–6|
|Winner||21.||20 October 2014||Saguenay, Canada||Hard (i)||Jovana Jakšić||7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||22.||15 April 2015||Ponta Delgada, Portugal||Hard||Georgina García Pérez||6–0, 6–1|
Doubles Finals: 27 (16–11)
|Outcome||NO||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||26 March 2001||Amiens, France||Clay||Olivia Cappelletti|| Bianca Cremer
|Winner||2.||4 July 2005||Le Touquet, France||Clay||Alice Hall|| Karla Mraz
|7–5 7–6 (5)|
|Runner-up||3.||11 January 2006||Stuttgart, Germany||Hard (i)||Kildine Chevalier|| Darija Jurak
|Runner-up||4.||26 March 2006||Amiens, France||Clay (i)||Karla Mraz|| Olga Panova
|Winner||5.||27 January 2007||Grenoble, France||Hard||Sherazad Benamar|| Stéphanie Rizzi
|1–6 7–5 6–4|
|Winner||6.||17 March 2008||Tenerife, Spain||Hard||Violette Huck|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
|Runner–up||7.||4 May 2008||Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||Clay||Marie-Ève Pelletier|| Monica Niculescu
|7–6(7–2), 1–6, [5–10]|
|Winner||8.||23 June 2008||Getxo, Spain||Clay||Story Tweedie-Yates|| Estrella Cabeza Candela
Sara del Barrio Aragón
|Winner||9.||10 September 2008||Madrid, Spain||Hard||Irena Pavlovic|| Yuliya Beygelzimer
|Runner-up||10.||6 October 2008||Joué-lès-Tours, France||Hard||Violette Huck|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
|Winner||11.||3 May 2009||Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||Clay||Marie-Ève Pelletier|| Anna Tatishvili
|Runner–up||12.||29 August 2009||Bronx, United States||Hard||Marie-Ève Pelletier|| Anna-Lena Grönefeld
|Winner||13.||1 November 2009||Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Marie-Ève Pelletier|| Marta Domachowska
|6–3, 3–6, [10–3]|
|Winner||14.||11 July 2011||Woking, United Kingdom||Hard||Eva Hrdinová|| Emma Laine
|6–1 3–6 [10-8]|
|Winner||15.||18 July 2011||Les Contamines, France||Hard||Eva Hrdinová|| Maria Abramović
|Winner||16.||24 August 2011||İstanbul, Turkey||Hard||Eva Hrdinová|| Sandra Klemenschits
|Runner–up||17.||6 November 2011||Nantes, France||Hard||Eva Hrdinová|| Stéphanie Foretz
|Runner–up||18.||23 January 2012||Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France||Hard (i)||Eva Hrdinová|| Karolína Plíšková
|4–6 6–4 [5-10]|
|Runner-up||19.||000000002012-03-19-000019 March 2012||Bath, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Melanie South|| Tatjana Maria
|3–6, 6–3, 3–10|
|Winner||20.||14 April 2012||Pelham, United States||Clay||Marie-Ève Pelletier|| Elena Bovina
|Winner||21.||8 October 2012||Joué-lès-Tours, France||Hard (i)||Séverine Beltrame|| Justyna Jegiołka
|Winner||22.||15 June 2013||Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Stéphanie Foretz|| Julia Glushko
|Runner-up||23.||000000002013-07-15-000015 July 2013||Granby, Canada||Hard||Emily Webley-Smith|| Lena Litvak
|Winner||24.||13 October 2013||Joue-les-Tours, France||Hard (i)||Ana Vrljić|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|6–3, 4–6 [15-13]|
|Winner||25.||8 February 2015||Midland, United States||Hard (i)||Emily Webley-Smith|| Jacqueline Cako
|4–6, 7–6, [11–9]|
|Runner-up||26.||4 April 2015||Croissy-Beaubourg, France||Hard (i)||Mathilde Johansson|| Jocelyn Rae
|Runner-up||27.||4 May 2015||Tunis, Tunisia||Clay||Stéphanie Foretz|| María Irigoyen