Giulia Casoni

Giulia Casoni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒuːlja kaˈzoːni]; born 19 April 1978 in Ferrara) is a retired Italian tennis player.[1][2]

Giulia Casoni
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceFerrara, Italy
Born (1978-04-19) 19 April 1978 (age 42)
Ferrara, Italy
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$326,936
Singles
Career record269–233
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking83 (8 January 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
French Open3R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record225–127
Career titles3 WTA, 27 ITF
Highest ranking51 (19 February 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open1R (2000, 2001)
Last updated on: 28 December 2009.

As a junior player, she won 1996 French Open in doubles, while her best professional results include singles quarterfinals at Internazionali Femminili di Palermo in 1999 and Tier I Italian Open in 2000, and three WTA Tour doubles titles. A member of Italy Fed Cup team from 2000 to 2001. She has won 3 in doubles WTA titles.

Casoni defeated players such as Dominique Monami, Katarina Srebotnik, Mariya Koryttseva, Francesca Schiavone, Émilie Loit and Nuria Llagostera Vives. She has won 4 singles and 27 in doubles ITF Circuit titles.

Casoni retired from professional tennis in 2006, after struggling with a knee injury.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Casoni was born to Ilario and Angela Casoni, and has a brother Lorenzo.[4][5]

Career statisticsEdit

WTA Tour doubles finals: 4 (3–1)Edit

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Result
Runner-up 1. Jul 1994 Palermo, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Laura Garrone
1–6, 0–6
Winner 1. Jul 2000 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Iroda Tulyaganova   Catherine Barclay
  Eva Dyrberg
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. Jan 2001 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Janette Husárová   Katie Schlukebir
  Meghann Shaughnessy
7–6(11–9), 7–5
Winner 3. Jul 2005 Palermo, Italy Clay   Mariya Koryttseva   Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
4–6, 6–3, 7–5

Grand Slam girls' doubles finals (1; 1–0)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Result
Winners 1996 French Open Clay   Alice Canepa   Anna Kournikova
  Ludmilla Varmuzova
6–2, 5–7, 7–5

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles (4–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 August 1994 Nicolosi, Italy Hard   Corina Morariu 5–7, 6–7(5)
Winner 2. 18 June 1995 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Monica Guglielmi 7-6, 7-6
Winner 3. 4 August 1996 Catania, Italy Clay   Debby Haak 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 31 March 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Anna Földényi 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 3 August 1997 Catania, Italy Clay   Antonella Serra Zanetti 7–6(3), 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 6. 8 December 1997 Espinho, Portugal Clay   Maria Paola Zavagli 5–7, 6–7(8)
Runner-up 7. 7 February 1998 Birkenhead, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Petra Mandula 0–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 13 December 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez 7-5, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 9. 20 June 1999 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Petra Begerow 7–5, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 19 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova 2–6, 3–6

Doubles (27–10)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 30 August 1993 Massa, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa   Germana Di Natale
  Giulia Toschi
7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 21 August 1994 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Sara Ventura   Francesca Lubiani
  Maria Paola Zavagli
6-7, 5-7
Winner 3. 24 April 1995 Bari, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa   Marina Gojković
  Dragana Zarić
6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 4. 12 June 1995 Massa, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Marzia Grossi
6-3, 4-6, 5-7
Winner 5. 18 March 1996 Reims, France Clay   Flora Perfetti   Siobhan Drake-Brockman
  Catherine Tanvier
6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 6. 27 July 1997 Camaiore, Italy Clay   Federica Fortuni   Cindy Dock
  Jenny-Anne Fetch
6–4, 6–1
Winner 7. 3 August 1997 Muri Antichi, Italy Clay   Federica Fortuni   Natalia Bondarenko
  Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova
7–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 10 August 1997 Catania, Italy Clay   Sabina Da Ponte   Ding Ding
  Ni Wei
6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 8 December 1997 Espinho, Portugal Clay   Maria Paola Zavagli   Tamara Aranda
  Julia Carballal
6–2, 6–4
Winner 10. 7 February 1998 Birkenhead, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Zaporozhanova   Natalia Egorova
  Olga Ivanova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 24 August 1998 Milan, Italy Grass   Marijana Kovačević   Hiroko Mochizuki
  Ryoko Takemura
6–4, 6–7(5), 4–6
Runner-up 12. 27 September 1998 Lecce, Italy Clay   Stefania Chieppa   Katia Altilia
  Stefanie Haidner
0–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 13 December 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Katia Altilia   Paula Garcia
  Kelly Liggan
6-3, 7-6(4)
Runner-up 14. 7 June 1999 Galatina, İtaly Clay   Maria Paola Zavagli   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Erica Krauth
1–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 20 June 1999 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Kirstin Freye   Andrea Šebová
  Magdalena Zděnovcová
6–3, 6–3
Winner 16. 6 March 2000 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i)   Antonella Serra Zanetti   Angelika Bachmann
  Eva Dyrberg
6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 17. 10 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard (i)   Angelika Bachmann   Iroda Tulyaganova
  Anna Zaporozhanova
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 22 October 2000 Cardiff, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Laurence Courtois   Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
6–0, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 19. 29 July 2001 Pamplona, Spain Hard   Roberta Vinci   Trudi Musgrave
  Julie Pullin
7-6, 6-4
Winner 20. 3 September 2001 Fano, Italy Clay   Katalin Marosi   Eva Bes
  Gisela Riera
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 27 January 2002 Fullerton, United States Hard   Amanda Hopmans   Melissa Middleton
  Brie Rippner
6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 22. 3 February 2002 Rockford, United States Hard (i)   Amanda Hopmans   Melissa Middleton
  Brie Rippner
6–4, ret.
Runner-up 23. 11 February 2003 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Roberta Vinci   Olga Barabanschikova
  Nadejda Ostrovskaya
3–6, 4–6
Winner 24. 7 September 2003 Fano, Italy Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados   Gala León García
  María Emilia Salerni
6-3, 6-3
Winner 25. 5 October 2003 Caserta, Italy Clay   Maret Ani   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Bahia Mouhtassine
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 26. 23 May 2004 Caserta, Italy Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
  Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
1-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 27. 31 May 2004 Galatina, Italy Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Kathrin Wörle
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 28. 9 August 2004 Martina Franca, Italy Clay   Nina Bratchikova   Aurélie Védy
  Jasmin Wöhr
1–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 29. 28 September 2004 Belgrade, Serbia Clay   Darija Jurak   Ekaterina Bychkova
  Nadejda Ostrovskaya
6–0, 6–2
Winner 30. 19 December 2004 Bergamo, Italy Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Lenka Němečková
  Julia Schruff
6-2, 6-3
Winner 31. 13 February 2005 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Francesca Lubiani   Darya Kustova
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 6–3
Winner 32. 7 May 2005 Catania, Italy Clay   Alberta Brianti   Giulia Gabba
  Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 6–3
Winner 33. 28 May 2005 Campobasso, Italy Clay   Bahia Mouhtassine   Katarína Kachlíková
  Lenka Tvarošková
6–0, 7–5
Winner 34. 12 June 2005 Gorizia, Italy Clay   Valentina Sulpizio   Olena Antypina
  Nina Bratchikova
6–2, 6–0
Winner 35. 14 August 2005 Rimini, Italy Clay   Mariya Koryttseva   Darya Kustova
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 36. 19 February 2006 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i)   Alberta Brianti   Raquel Atawo
  Aleke Tsoubanos
6–4, 7–6(4)
Winner 37. 26 February 2006 Saint-Georges, Canada Hard (i)   Alberta Brianti   Veronika Chvojková
  Dominika Cibulková
6–2, 3–6, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fed Cup - Players". Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Giulia Casoni". Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ Bonesi, Davide (25 April 2015). "Giulia, una ferrarese sfidò la mitica Williams" [Giulia, a woman from Ferrara who challenged the legendary Williams] (in Italian). La Nuova Ferrara. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour | Players | Info (Biography) | Giulia Casoni
  5. ^ Giulia Casoni at the International Tennis Federation

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