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Julia Cohen (born March 23, 1989) is an American former professional tennis player.

Julia Cohen
Julia Cohen, Cagnes 2013.JPG
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Born (1989-03-23) March 23, 1989 (age 30)
Philadelphia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$360,376
Singles
Career record268-284
Career titles5 ITF
Highest ranking97 (July 30, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2011)
French OpenQ2 (2011)
WimbledonQ1 (2011)
US Open1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record99–148
Career titles4 ITF
Highest ranking121 (May 13, 2013)

In her career, Cohen won five singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On July 30, 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 97.[1] On May 13, 2013, she peaked at world number 121 in the doubles rankings.[1]

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Tennis careerEdit

Cohen grew up in Philadelphia,[2][3] and started tennis at the age of three.[2] 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.[3][4] 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).[3] In 1997, at the age of eight, she became the youngest player to win an adult match in a Middle States Tennis Association tournament.[5] She was then the US champion in the 9-and-under division.[3]

In 2001, she won the USTA National Spring Championships 12-Under Division Championship.[6] In 2006, she was the top-ranked American girl tennis player.[7] That same year, she and partner Kimberly Couts reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the Wimbledon Junior Championships.[8]

When she was 15 years old, she was No. 6 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior world rankings.[3] On June 11, 2007, she was ranked No. 4 in the junior rankings.[9]

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.[9] She transferred to the University of Miami Hurricanes and finished the year ranked fifth in the US in singles, and was named All-ACC.[9]

She is coached by her brother's friend Conor Taylor. She won four career singles and five doubles titles on the ITF circuit.[9] Cohen played in the 2012 Baku Cup. She made it to her first WTA final there, before losing to fifth-seeded Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.[9] That year she reached No. 121 in the WTA doubles rankings, and No. 97 in the WTA singles rankings.[9]

She has played in World TeamTennis for the Philadelphia Freedoms and the Boston Lobsters.[9]

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.[10] As an assistant coach, Cohen joined the Chestnut Hill College men's and women's tennis coaching staffs prior to the spring 2017 season.[10]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals 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, Azerbaijan Hard   Bojana Jovanovski 3–6, 1–6

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles: 15 (5–10)Edit

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

Doubles: 10 (5–5)Edit

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

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